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Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Ipswich Town

Jonny Williams
Jonny Williams scored at the start of his second loan spell at Ipswich

Ipswich extended their unbeaten run to six matches in the Championship in a 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

Returning loanee Jonny Williams equalised in the second half with a low shot off the post to cancel out Atdhe Nuhiu's early header.

Williams, who rejoined Ipswich on a 93-day loan from Crystal Palace on Monday, scored within seven minutes of coming off the bench.

But, the midfielder was forced off with an injury before the final whistle.

Wednesday's winless run against Ipswich at Hillsborough now extends to six games.

The Owls started the brighter despite coming in to the game off back-to-back defeats.

Dean Gerken did well to push Chris Maguire's low shot behind but was powerless to keep out Nuhiu's near-post header from the following corner from Jacques Maghoma on five minutes.

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McCarthy on Sheff Wed v Ipswich

Maguire dragged a 25-yard strike wide and David McGoldrick scuffed an effort straight at Keiren Westwood as Ipswich strived to get back into the game.

Wednesday had goals disallowed for infringements either side of half time.

Kamil Zayatte nodded home after a brilliant reflex save by Gerken, only for referee Darren Bond to blow for a foul.

After the break Nuhiu saw his finish ruled out for offside, before Williams made it all square in the 62nd minute.

He took the ball down on his chest at the edge of the box before hitting a low shot beyond Westwood and in off the far post.

Maguire almost put Wednesday back in front within minutes, his deflected shot fizzing narrowly wide of the post.

Stevie May then headed a Maghoma cross wide and Christophe Berra sent one just over at the other end as both sides pushed for a winner.

Ipswich remain fifth, but are now only two points behind leaders Norwich, while The Owls are ninth, two points off the play-offs.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray:

"We got our noses in front with a good goal from Atdhe. I haven't seen the second and third ones again, but I felt Atdhe's second goal looked onside.

"There's different types of games in all the leagues and I would imagine my back four have had to head the ball and clear their lines more tonight.

"One tired clearance just dropped to the boy Williams and he's ended up getting a shot on goal which drops into the bottom corner."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"It was hard-fought, hard-earned, a deserved point and I'm pleased with it.

"I thought we played some nice football in the first half and kept it, but they were letting us do it and we didn't really hurt them.

"We had a nice spell just before half-time with a couple of good chances. I think on reflection it was probably even on chances."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 2Buxton
  • 18ZayatteSubstituted forDielnaat 39'minutes
  • 5Loovens
  • 3MattockBooked at 90mins
  • 10MaguireBooked at 68minsSubstituted forHelanat 72'minutes
  • 8Palmer
  • 6Semedo
  • 19MaghomaSubstituted forDrentheat 82'minutes
  • 9Nuhiu
  • 7May

Substitutes

  • 11Drenthe
  • 14Coke
  • 17Helan
  • 24Madine
  • 28Hope
  • 35Dielna
  • 43Kirkland

Ipswich

  • 1Gerken
  • 2Parr
  • 4Chambers
  • 6Berra
  • 3Mings
  • 8Skuse
  • 19Hyam
  • 27BishopSubstituted forWilliamsat 58'minutesSubstituted forBruat 89'minutes
  • 9Murphy
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 32SammonSubstituted forAndersonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Smith
  • 11Anderson
  • 14Bajner
  • 15Williams
  • 17Bru
  • 18Tabb
  • 33Bialkowski
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
18,093

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Ipswich Town 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

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

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Josè Semedo tries a through ball, but Royston Drenthe is caught offside.

Booking

Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kevin Bru replaces Jonathan Williams because of an injury.

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

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Royston Drenthe (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Paul Anderson following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Claude Dielna (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Royston Drenthe replaces Jacques Maghoma.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

Attempt blocked. Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma with a cross.

Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Stevie May (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma with a cross.

Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

Lewis Buxton (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Paul Anderson replaces Conor Sammon.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jeremy Helan replaces Chris Maguire.

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

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Foul by Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday).

Offside, Ipswich Town. Daryl Murphy tries a through ball, but Jonathan Parr is caught offside.

Booking

Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday).

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Tyrone Mings.

Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Palmer.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Jonathan Williams tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

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

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Ipswich Town 1. Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jonathan Parr with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich106222091120
2Nottm Forest105501771020
3Watford106221911820
4Derby105411910919
5Ipswich10532148618
6Wolves9531116518
7Charlton10460139418
8Middlesbrough10523148617
9Sheff Wed10442107316
10Reading94231414014
11Blackburn104241618-214
12Brentford104241215-314
13Cardiff103431313013
14Leeds94141012-213
15Bournemouth103341413112
16Millwall103251013-311
17Rotherham10325812-411
18Brighton10244911-210
19Birmingham102441117-610
20Wigan102351012-29
21Huddersfield9225919-108
22Bolton9126715-85
23Fulham9117820-124
24Blackpool10037514-93
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