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    F.A.Cup-holders Chelsea beat lowly-placed Ipswich Town on Saturday (26th September) by two goals to one.?

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    F.A.Cup-holders Chelsea beat lowly-placed Ipswich Town on Saturday (26th September) by two goals to one. The game was held up for over two minutes in the second half while the Ipswich players protested about Chelsea's second goal.

    Chelsea (in the all-dark strip playing left-to-right) put the Ipswich defence under heavy pressure straight from the kick-off and England international, Peter Osgood, forced a corner. From the corner, Ian Hutchinson had two clear chances: his first shot was parried by an Ipswich defender and after more goalmouth activity, his second shot was pushed away by goalkeeper Best.

    Best was quickly in action again when a centre from Houseman was perfectly headed by Osgood: but good positioning by Best helped him to make a difficult situation look easy.

    From the clearance, Morris took the ball just inside the Chelsea half and drove the ball from fully forty yards (metres) away. Bonetti was taken completely by surprise but saw the ball strike the crossbar.

    After 16 minutes, Hutchinson engineered another fine Chelsea move, sending Houseman away on the left. Houseman easily outpaced Hammond - making his league debut for Ipswich - to sweep the ball across for Osgood, moving in at full speed, to head the ball past Best and score his first league goal of the season.

    The second half, Chelsea (now playing right-to-left)maintained the attacking pressure and after 62 minutes they scored their second goal: a tremendous shot by Alan Hudson from a centre by Houseman.

    The Ipswich players claimed that the ball had not gone into the goal but had rebounded from the side netting. The game was held up for over two minutes while the players protested but after consulting his linesman, the referee refused to change his decision. The Ipswich Manager, Mr. Robson, has said he will appeal to the Football League to have the match played again.

    After 70 minutes, Robertson pulled back a goal for Ipswich.

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