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Cardiff eased to a 3-1 victory over Ipswich, with Kenneth Zohore scoring two goals. 

Cardiff started the brighter, nearly scoring on two occasions. Peter Whittingham curled a free-kick narrowly wide and Zohore fired over from 10 yards. They were made to pay for their missed chances. 

Ipswich had a fine opportunity from a fast counter-attack led by Tom Lawrence. From a Cardiff corner, the ball bounced over Joe Bennett, Lawrence sprinted away before crossing for Grant Ward, but his shot was saved well by Allan McGregor. Ipswich did take the lead in the 23rd minute when Lawrence crossed in for Chambers to head in. But, Cardiff were greatly aggrieved because Chambers clearly jumped on top of the Cardiff player. 

Cardiff were only behind until the 36th minute, when Zohore smashed in after Sean Morrison had knocked down Jazz Richards’ cross. City could’ve been in front at half-time, but Junior Hoilett hit the post after turning and shooting inside the box. 

Just five minutes into the second half, the Bluebirds went in front. It was a nice goal as well, with Zohore giving the ball to Hoilett, who back-heeled into the path of Zohore, who finished past the keeper. That was his ninth goal in 10 Championship games. 

And in the 63rd minute, they made the points safe. Kadeem Harris pace was too much for Cole Skuse, before he squared it for Bennett to finish into the top corner. Cardiff were hardly threatened by Ipswich and could’ve scored another right at the end. Substitute Anthony Pilkington got the ball, before squaring for Hoilett, but he hit a soft effort at the keeper from about 10 yards out.

Cardiff remain in 13th, with Ipswich in 17th. They now have a 11 point cushion of the bottom three. Next week it is the international break, but after that City are away at Wolves. Hopefully they can keep the winning run going.