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Ipswich Town 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Romain Saiss
Wolves midfielder Ben Marshall (number 64) watches his free-kick hit the crossbar against Ipswich

Ipswich Town were held to a goalless draw at home against Championship strugglers Wolves, who remain one place above the relegation zone.

The visitors ended a six-match losing run, but could have snatched victory late on when both Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Ben Marshall hit the woodwork.

Ipswich's top goalscorer Tom Lawrence had earlier seen a cross-shot cleared off the line by Matt Doherty.

A drab affair ended in the fifth successive draw between the two sides.

There were only three efforts on target in the whole match, with Romain Saiss firing over a free-kick in a dangerous position for the visitors in the first half.

Lawrence then teed up David McGoldrick after pouncing on a defensive lapse, but the Town forward was thwarted by keeper Carl Ikeme, who also had to be alert to keep out Lawrence's direct corner away from his own goal-line.

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy remains unbeaten against his former club in seven matches against them, and his Town side are now unbeaten in seven matches, but they have drawn six of those.

Paul Lambert's Wolves, without a victory since 31 January, are a point above 22nd-placed Bristol City with two games in hand over all of the teams in the drop zone.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"I think they were the better team in the second half, though I am not sure why that was.

"I am not looking for excuses - we have to play better than that. I don't think we are safe yet. We still have a bit to do and I think we need to scrap it out.

"Our only positive is that we have got a point and kept a clean sheet."

Wolves head coach Paul Lambert:

"I thought we were pretty comfortable in the first half and we were on top after the break when we had lots of the ball and hit the bar and the post. We deserved to win.

"It is a big point for us as it stops the slide we were on. But, believe it or not, we have been playing well during this bad run against the likes of Reading and Newcastle.

"We have been dominating some games, we just haven't had that finishing touch. Performance-wise, I couldn't ask for more and if we keep doing what we have been doing, we will be fine."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 29EmmanuelSubstituted forMooreat 84'minutes
  • 4Chambers
  • 6Berra
  • 5SmithSubstituted forKenlockat 61'minutes
  • 3KnudsenBooked at 21mins
  • 18G Ward
  • 8Skuse
  • 37Diagouraga
  • 27Lawrence
  • 10McGoldrick

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 11Pitman
  • 12Spence
  • 17Bru
  • 20Sears
  • 28Moore
  • 30Kenlock

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 6BatthBooked at 47mins
  • 30Hause
  • 8Saville
  • 19Price
  • 27Saiss
  • 63WeimannSubstituted forCostaat 82'minutes
  • 4Edwards
  • 64Marshall
  • 22Bödvarsson

Substitutes

  • 5Stearman
  • 9Dicko
  • 16Coady
  • 17Costa
  • 18Iorfa
  • 21Lonergan
  • 50Cavaleiro
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
15,076

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home3
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Kieffer Moore tries a through ball, but Tom Lawrence is caught offside.

Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Ipswich Town).

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jonas Knudsen.

Ben Marshall (Wolverhampton Wanderers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right. Assisted by Hélder Costa.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kieffer Moore replaces Joshua Emmanuel.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Hélder Costa replaces Andreas Weimann.

Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Andreas Weimann (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by David Edwards with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Toumani Diagouraga.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jonas Knudsen.

Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Myles Kenlock (Ipswich Town).

Kortney Hause (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town).

George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joshua Emmanuel (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Romain Saiss.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jonas Knudsen.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

Attempt blocked. Ben Marshall (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by George Saville.

Foul by David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Myles Kenlock replaces Tommy Smith.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Luke Chambers tries a through ball, but Tom Lawrence is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Doherty with a cross.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Jonas Knudsen tries a through ball, but Tom Lawrence is caught offside.

Foul by Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Attempt blocked. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Doherty.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Joshua Emmanuel.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Romain Saiss.

goal

As It Stood

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1Newcastle36245769294077
2Brighton36228660312974
3Huddersfield3521594639768
4Leeds362051150361465
5Reading36197104946364
6Sheff Wed361881048351362
7Fulham351512860411957
8Norwich36158136154753
9Preston361411114845353
10Derby361410123933652
11Barnsley36148145452250
12Brentford35138145451347
13Cardiff36138154952-347
14QPR36137164150-946
15Aston Villa361112133539-445
16Ipswich361014123643-744
17Birmingham361110153753-1643
18Nottm Forest36117185161-1040
19Burton36911163548-1338
20Blackburn35910164051-1137
21Wolves3499164046-636
22Bristol City3698194553-835
23Wigan36810183141-1034
24Rotherham3645273281-4917
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