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Leeds United 1-1 Ipswich Town

Ross McCormack

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

Leeds turned down a reported bid of 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:

Mick McCarthy

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Post-match: Ipswich manager 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."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1Kenny
  • 25ByramSubstituted forPeltierat 88'minutes
  • 15Warnock
  • 8Austin
  • 4Lees
  • 5Pearce
  • 38Kebe
  • 17BrownSubstituted forMowattat 63'minutes
  • 44McCormack
  • 21DioufSubstituted forPoleonat 63'minutes
  • 28Stewart

Substitutes

  • 2Peltier
  • 6Murphy
  • 16Pugh
  • 22Wootton
  • 26Poleon
  • 33Cairns
  • 36Mowatt

Ipswich

  • 22Gerken
  • 4Chambers
  • 3Cresswell
  • 8SkuseBooked at 79mins
  • 6Berra
  • 5Smith
  • 11AndersonSubstituted forNoubleat 72'minutes
  • 16Tunnicliffe
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 9Murphy
  • 18Tabb

Substitutes

  • 1Loach
  • 12Hunt
  • 14Wordsworth
  • 15Mings
  • 24Richardson
  • 26Taylor
  • 35Nouble
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
20,461

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 1, Ipswich Town 1.

Full Time

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

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

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

Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Stephen Warnock.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town).

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

Substitution

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

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

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Ipswich Town).

Booking

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

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

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

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

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

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Dean Gerken.

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

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Sam Byram.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Frank Nouble replaces Paul Anderson.

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

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

Foul by Stephen Warnock (Leeds United).

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by David McGoldrick.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Cole Skuse.

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

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

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

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

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

Foul by Ross McCormack (Leeds United).

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Alex Mowatt replaces Michael Brown.

Substitution

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

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.

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

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

goal

As It Stood

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2QPR2716741655
3Burnley27141031952
4Derby2815671751
5Nottm Forest26111141344
6Reading2812881144
7Ipswich2810108840
8Brighton2710107740
9Blackburn281099039
10Middlesbrough289109637
11Wigan261079237
12Leeds2710611036
13Huddersfield279711334
14Bournemouth279711-1234
15Blackpool288911-1233
16Watford257108531
17Birmingham277812-329
18Bolton2761011-1228
19Doncaster287714-1828
20Sheff Wed265129-127
21Millwall276813-2326
22Charlton265912-1224
23Barnsley264913-1921
24Yeovil265516-1820
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