Fulham’s four-goal blitz sees off 10-man Ipswich

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Ryan Sessegnon and Aboubakar Kamara both scored twice as a four-goal blitz in the space of seven second-half minutes gave Fulham victory at Craven Cottage.

Ipswich, who went ahead through Joe Garner’s header from Martyn Waghorn’s right-wing free-kick just before half-time, were reduced to 10 men when Jordan Spence was sent off nine minutes into the second half.

Spence was given a straight red card for clattering into Kamara after the Whites striker had fouled Freddie Sears.

Fulham, who had dominated the game before going behind, took full advantage of the extra man and secured a resounding – and fully deserved – win.

They drew level when Kamara drove the ball in from the left and Neeskens Kebano’s failure to finish at the far post inadvertently scooped the ball towards Sessegnon, who headed home.

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There was also a touch of good fortune about Fulham’s second.

After Kebano pulled the ball back from the right, Oliver Norwood shot straight at the legs of Kamara, teeing him up to score with an emphatic finish.

There was nothing fortuitous about the third goal, which was created by Tom Cairney, who tricked his way past three defenders inside the box and set up the unmarked Sessegnon for a simple tap-in at the far post.

Kamara’s right-footed strike, which took a deflection off Tommy Smith, made it four for Fulham – and four goals in two matches for Kamara. 

And Kamara missed an injury-time chance to complete his hat-trick when he fired wide after being put through by Norwood.

Fulham: Bettinelli, Fredericks, Odoi, Ream, Sessegnon (Soares 87), Norwood, Johansen, Cairney, Ojo (Piazon 65), Kamara, Ayite (Kebano 34).
Subs not used: Button, Kalas, McDonald, Fonte.