West Ham target Ross McCormack hit a second-half penalty to earn Leeds a draw against Ipswich.

Leeds turned down a reported bid of £3.5m from the Hammers for captain McCormack last week and he ended a five-match losing streak with his 19th goal of the season.

David McGoldrick's long-range shot had given Ipswich, who are a place outside the play-offs, the lead.

But McCormack levelled from the spot after Cameron Stewart was fouled.

Ipswich were the better side in the first half, with McGoldrick slicing wide when clean through, and then seeing a shot cleared off the line by Jason Pearce.

With their fans becoming more and more frustrated, Leeds needed a spark of inspiration but their best effort saw Stewart cut in from the left to shoot wide.

McGoldrick did score after the break when he beat Paddy Kenny at his near post from wide out on the left wing,

But Leeds responded and when Stewart was brought down by Ipswich captain Luke Chambers, McCormack blasted the penalty home.

Leeds boss Brian McDermott on takeover problems:

"It is tough at the moment, on and off the pitch. We don't want any negativity and we have to stay as positive as we can.

"I never make excuses for results and we did come from behind for a point, but the preparation for this match was very difficult.

"I am desperate to see an end to uncertainty over the ownership situation. It is all about the stability of the club going forward and we need the right people in place at the top. This is probably one of the most difficult spells I've had as a manager."

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy:

"We had enough opportunities to win the match and we were on top when we scored. It is frustrating because we went ahead and then Stewart and McCormack did their jobs.

"I couldn't see whether it was a penalty or not on my monitor. Chambo says he never touched him but every penalty I conceded as a player was never a penalty.

"To be fair, when you slide into a tackle inside the box you give the ref an opportunity."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Leeds United

  • 01 Kenny
  • 25 Byram (Peltier - 88' )
  • 15 Warnock
  • 08 Austin
  • 04 Lees
  • 05 Pearce
  • 38 Kebe
  • 17 Brown (Mowatt - 63' )
  • 44 McCormack
  • 21 Diouf (Poleon - 63' )
  • 28 Stewart

Substitutes

  • 02 Peltier
  • 06 Murphy
  • 16 Pugh
  • 22 Wootton
  • 26 Poleon
  • 33 Cairns
  • 36 Mowatt

Ipswich Town

  • 22 Gerken
  • 04 Chambers
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 08 Skuse Booked
  • 06 Berra
  • 05 Smith
  • 11 Anderson (Nouble - 72' )
  • 16 Tunnicliffe
  • 10 McGoldrick
  • 09 Murphy
  • 18 Tabb

Substitutes

  • 01 Loach
  • 12 Hunt
  • 14 Wordsworth
  • 15 Mings
  • 24 Richardson
  • 26 Taylor
  • 35 Nouble
Ref: David Webb
Att: 20,461

Match Stats

Shots

8 10

On target

3 4

Corners

6 6

Fouls

9 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Leeds United 1, Ipswich Town 1.

90:00 +4:25 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Ipswich Town 1.

90:00 +4:04

Attempt saved. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell.

90:00 +3:19

Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +3:19

Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).

90:00 +1:36

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Stephen Warnock.

90:00 +0:29

Foul by Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town).

90:00 +0:29

Cameron Stewart (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

87:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leeds United. Lee Peltier replaces Sam Byram because of an injury.

85:26

Attempt blocked. Dominic Poleon (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Mowatt.

83:47

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

82:57

Offside, Ipswich Town. David McGoldrick tries a through ball, but Jay Tabb is caught offside.

78:57

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

78:25

Delay in match (Ipswich Town).

78:10 Booking

Booking Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

77:58

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

77:58

Sam Byram (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:12

Offside, Leeds United. Jason Pearce tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.

74:54

David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:54

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

73:23

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Dean Gerken.

73:20

Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jimmy Kébé.

72:31

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Sam Byram.

71:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Frank Nouble replaces Paul Anderson.

71:04

Offside, Ipswich Town. Paul Anderson tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

67:33

Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:33

Foul by Stephen Warnock (Leeds United).

66:58

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by David McGoldrick.

66:32

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Cole Skuse.

66:27

Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

66:23

Attempt blocked. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

65:41

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

64:32

Offside, Leeds United. Sam Byram tries a through ball, but Dominic Poleon is caught offside.

63:24

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:24

Foul by Ross McCormack (Leeds United).

62:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leeds United. Alex Mowatt replaces Michael Brown.

62:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leeds United. Dominic Poleon replaces El Hadji Diouf.

61:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leeds United 1, Ipswich Town 1. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

60:54

Penalty conceded by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

60:54

Penalty Leeds United. Cameron Stewart draws a foul in the penalty area.

58:38

Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:38

Foul by Sam Byram (Leeds United).

57:55

Offside, Ipswich Town. Aaron Cresswell tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

56:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leeds United 0, Ipswich Town 1. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

52:46

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

52:46

Ross McCormack (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:16

Attempt missed. Cameron Stewart (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Rodolph Austin.

48:47

Attempt missed. Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jay Tabb.

48:11

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Jason Pearce.

46:08

Attempt missed. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Leeds United 0, Ipswich Town 0.

45:00 +1:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Leeds United 0, Ipswich Town 0.

43:35

Offside, Leeds United. Patrick Kenny tries a through ball, but El Hadji Diouf is caught offside.

43:08

Offside, Ipswich Town. Luke Chambers tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

41:29

Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:29

Foul by Michael Brown (Leeds United).

39:54

Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stephen Warnock with a cross.

37:26

Offside, Ipswich Town. Tommy Smith tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

36:36

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

36:36

Michael Brown (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:31

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Dean Gerken.

34:28

Attempt saved. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephen Warnock.

33:57

Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

33:57

El Hadji Diouf (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:28

Attempt missed. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jay Tabb with a cross.

33:11

Attempt saved. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Anderson with a headed pass.

32:34

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Tom Lees.

30:19

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Anderson with a headed pass.

29:28

Attempt blocked. Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked. Assisted by Paul Anderson with a cross.

28:56

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Tom Lees.

27:01

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Cameron Stewart.

26:26

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

26:09

Delay in match Tom Lees (Leeds United) because of an injury.

24:50

Offside, Leeds United. Jason Pearce tries a through ball, but El Hadji Diouf is caught offside.

24:02

Offside, Ipswich Town. Tommy Smith tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

19:30

Foul by Stephen Warnock (Leeds United).

19:30

Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:16

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.

14:58

El Hadji Diouf (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

14:58

Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

11:45

Foul by Sam Byram (Leeds United).

11:45

Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:45

Foul by Ross McCormack (Leeds United).

10:45

Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

9:29

Offside, Ipswich Town. Jay Tabb tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

6:59

Offside, Leeds United. Patrick Kenny tries a through ball, but El Hadji Diouf is caught offside.

3:57

Michael Brown (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:57

Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town).

2:03

Attempt blocked. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell.

0:38

Offside, Ipswich Town. Jay Tabb tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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