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Ipswich Town 1 - 2 Palace

Sun Nov 3 2002 - League

Danny Butterfield scored his first Palace goal this in a 2-1 victory away to Ipswich.

Palace's first goal in the 19th minute was scored by the in-form Andy Johnson - his eighth goal in four games.

Match Stats

Ground: Portman Road (Attendance: 24941)

Ipswich Town: Marshall, Makin (George, 80), Gaardsoe, Brown, Hreidarsson, Ambrose, Magilton, Holland, Clapham, Armstrong (Wright, 32), Darren Bent

Subs not used: Pullen, Wilnis, Venus

Booking: Makin

Goal: Ambrose 39

Palace: Kolinko, Butterfield, Popovic, Powell, Granville (Gray, 45), Riihilahti (Symons, 78), Derry, Mullins, Adebola (Black, 67), Freedman, Johnson

Subs not used: Michopoulos, Antwi

Booking: Butterfield

Goals: Johnson 19, Butterfield 78

Referee: C Webster (Shotley Bridge)

Ipswich equalised after 39 minutes through Darren Ambrose.

However, it was Palace who made it count after 78 minutes when Butterfield's shot at a very acute angle beat Ipswich keeper Andy Marshall.

Post match comments:

Trevor Francis said: "Danny's only 22, and he can only get better. He's given me consistency in a variety of positions this season, and he did very well from a tight angle.

"I felt we should have made the game safe earlier than we did, though, given the number of chances we created. Tony Popovic, especially, could have killed the game by making it 3-1.

"One of the most pleasing things this season is the resilience we're showing.

"Last year, if we'd gone behind, the game would have been as good as up. Now we've got much more spirit."

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