Ipswich Town 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Ipswich player Tommy Smith

Paul Green's second-half strike ensured Ipswich finished the season in the Championship's top 10 with victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

Tommy Smith gave Town the lead when he tapped in shortly before half-time after Damian Martinez failed to hold onto Daryl Murphy's shot.

Kieran Lee equalised for the Owls from close range after Caolan Lavery miscued his shot.

Stuart Gray

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray

Green made sure of the win when he headed in Stephen Hunt's free-kick.

Stuart Gray's Wednesday, who finished the season in 16th, created more chances than their hosts.

Sam Hutchinson and Atdhe Nuhiu both went close with headers, while Ipswich defender Luke Chambers made a brilliant block to deny Michail Antonio.

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy on finishing ninth: "It is progress and I am immensely proud of the lads - I think they have been great.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy

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Mick McCarthy: Ipswich Town manager on Sheffield win

"I think the majority of fans have appreciated the effort of the players and we have certainly appreciated their support.

"We have not spent a note on anyone coming in and the nucleus of the side will be here next season.

"When you look at the teams below us - Forest, Huddersfield, Bolton - they have all done it differently."

Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray: "I am a little bit disappointed with how we have ended the season. With 21 goal attempts, we should be doing more.

"We probably deserved something from the game, whether a win or a draw.

"But credit to the players for how we have ended the season. We started with something like one win from 18 games. We have fizzled out a little at the end where we have probably been overstretched."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester46319640102
2Burnley46261553593
3Derby462510113285
4QPR462311121680
5Wigan462110151373
6Brighton461915121572
7Reading461914131471
8Blackburn46181612870
9Ipswich46181414668
10Bournemouth46181216166
11Nottm Forest46161713365
12Middlesbrough461616141264
13Watford461515161060
14Bolton46141715-159
15Leeds4616921-857
16Sheff Wed46131419-253
17Huddersfield46141121-753
18Charlton46131221-2051
19Millwall46111520-2848
20Blackpool46111322-2846
21Birmingham46111124-1644
22Doncaster46111124-3144
23Barnsley4691225-3339
24Yeovil4681325-3137
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