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Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Ipswich Town

Michail Antonio

Championship strugglers Sheffield Wednesday came from behind to draw at home to Ipswich.

Paul Anderson gave the visitors a 12th-minute lead from David McGoldrick's cross but it was quickly cancelled out by Michail Antonio's headed equaliser.

Ipswich's Cole Skuse and Wednesday's Jermaine Johnson both hit the woodwork.

The result leaves Wednesday still waiting to record their first win of the season and Ipswich without a victory away from Portman Road.

Wednesday, who have made their worst start to a season in 13 years, slipped into the bottom three following Bolton's win at Birmingham.

Mick McCarthy

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Post-match: Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy

The Owls went behind when Ipswich caught the hosts on the break.

McGoldrick broke free on the left wing and his cross found the unmarked Anderson, who fired past Chris Kirkland, making his 250th league appearance.

Wednesday replied two minutes later, however, as Reda Johnson's cross was headed back by Atdhe Nuhiu at the far post and Antonio's header beat Dean Gerken.

Skuse went close to putting the visitors back in front in the 36th minute when his firm 20-yard drive beat Kirkland but the ball smacked against the keeper's right-hand post and bounced away.

Wednesday's Matty Fryatt missed a great chance to score at the end of the half when he was free in the middle of the area and shot straight at Gerken.

Chances continued at either end but Johnson came closest when his 25-yard strike thumped Gerken's left-hand post.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones: "A point was a fair assessment, I think. They had the first half and we had the second. Probably it took us a long time to get going.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones

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Post-match: Owls manager Jones

"Where the two boys went for their goal, I don't know. Well, I do know, but I don't know why they did it. They've got to explain that one to me. It's that one lapse that's cost us.

"We got back at that them straight away, which was good. We were in some really good positions but we just couldn't clear the first man, which is what you have to do.

"I just wish we could have put on a show for the 90 minutes like we did on Tuesday (in 1-1 draw at Brighton). We popped the ball about and there was no panic."

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy: "I'm delighted with a point. I thought we were excellent in the first half and I think we had to show a different side to us in the second half in terms of defending and being resolute. I thought we were terrific and defended well.

"If we'd scored to make it 2-1 it would have silenced the crowd. Likewise, if they'd scored it would have probably ended 2-1 to them.

"I was delighted with the way we played in the first half and I think in the second half they improved and we had to defend."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Kirkland
  • 2Buxton
  • 3JohnsonSubstituted forJohnsonat 57'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 27McPhail
  • 32Llera
  • 8Johnson
  • 7Antonio
  • 14CokeSubstituted forSemedoat 43'minutes
  • 34Nuhiu
  • 28FryattSubstituted forPalmerat 75'minutes
  • 17Helan

Substitutes

  • 5Zayatte
  • 6Semedo
  • 10Maghoma
  • 11Johnson
  • 16McCabe
  • 22Palmer
  • 31Dawson

Ipswich

  • 22Gerken
  • 4Chambers
  • 3Cresswell
  • 8Skuse
  • 6Berra
  • 5SmithBooked at 78mins
  • 11AndersonSubstituted forTabbat 79'minutes
  • 19Hyam
  • 10McGoldrickSubstituted forMingsat 90+3'minutes
  • 9MurphySubstituted forNoubleat 85'minutes
  • 16Tunnicliffe

Substitutes

  • 1Loach
  • 2Hewitt
  • 7Edwards
  • 14Wordsworth
  • 15Mings
  • 18Tabb
  • 35Nouble
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
19,599

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home6
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Ipswich Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Ipswich Town 1.

Foul by Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town).

Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Tyrone Mings replaces David McGoldrick.

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

Atdhe Nuhui (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).

Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday).

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Chris Kirkland tries a through ball, but Matty Fryatt is caught offside.

Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhui (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Frank Nouble replaces Daryl Murphy.

Foul by Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town).

Atdhe Nuhui (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

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

Foul by Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jay Tabb replaces Paul Anderson.

Booking

Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) hits the bar with a right footed shot from more than 35 yards.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Liam Palmer replaces Matty Fryatt.

Attempt blocked. Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Luke Chambers.

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cole Skuse.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Josè Semedo tries a through ball, but Matty Fryatt is caught offside.

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Paul Anderson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Chris Kirkland.

Attempt saved. Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Dean Gerken.

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

goal

As It Stood

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4Nottm Forest11641822
5Watford116321121
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7Reading11542519
8Bournemouth11515-616
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14Brighton11344-113
15Middlesbrough11263-112
16Doncaster10334-212
17Wigan8323311
18Millwall11326-1111
19Birmingham11317-210
20Bolton11155-98
21Charlton10145-67
22Sheff Wed10064-66
23Yeovil11128-125
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