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Ipswich Town 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Kieran Lee
Kieran Lee has five goals for Wednesday this season

Sheffield Wednesday confirmed their place in the Championship play-offs with victory at Ipswich.

The Owls' sixth straight win ensured they cannot be caught by their Yorkshire rivals Leeds who sit seventh.

Ross Wallace's drive had already hit the post before Kieran Lee put Wednesday in front with a deft finish from Daniel Pudil's cross.

David McGoldrick went closest for Town when his angled drive was clawed away by Keiren Westwood.

The Owls bossed possession in the first half and had more attempts on goal, but Town, who were unbeaten in seven home matches, forced the only saves with leading scorer Tom Lawrence also shooting straight at Westwood.

Mick McCarthy had never lost a league game against Sheffield Wednesday in 14 meetings, and it looked like that record would continue until Lee finished off a lovely flowing move late on.

Wednesday, who go into the play-offs as the Championship's form team, also saw Steven Fletcher force a save from Bartosz Bialkowski in a tight game, while Emyr Huws side-footed a good chance over the bar at the other end.

The Owls, who could set a new club-record points haul in a second-tier season with victory in their final game, moved up a place to fourth, while Ipswich remain 16th.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"We haven't been good enough at home and we haven't entertained our fans enough so I do understand that [reaction at the end].

"It is a shame we didn't go out on a high but I think they had the edge on us and just had that bit more quality.

"We wanted the result and to play for pride but Wednesday still had something to play for. They are wired for the play-offs and they came here with real momentum and form and it showed."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal:

"We prepare very well for the games and this is a result of a lot of hard work. Six wins in a row is fantastic - that is something very special.

"We deserved to win today. It gives me satisfaction to see people around me happy - the chairman, the players and the fans.

"We have more points than we had last season and we are dealing with the expectations of our fans.

"This is a massive club but we can only look at ourselves. I will not think about who we might have in the semi-final or whether we might start home or away in the play-offs."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 12Spence
  • 4Chambers
  • 6Berra
  • 30Kenlock
  • 8SkuseBooked at 39mins
  • 44Huws
  • 18G WardSubstituted forSamuelat 69'minutes
  • 20SearsSubstituted forMooreat 85'minutes
  • 27LawrenceSubstituted forRoweat 64'minutes
  • 10McGoldrick

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 11Pitman
  • 23Dozell
  • 28Moore
  • 29Emmanuel
  • 35Rowe
  • 42Samuel

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 32Hunt
  • 15Lees
  • 12Loovens
  • 36Pudil
  • 33WallaceSubstituted forForestieriat 69'minutes
  • 5Lee
  • 41Bannan
  • 9Reach
  • 6FletcherSubstituted forRhodesat 69'minutes
  • 14HooperSubstituted forSemedoat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wildsmith
  • 10McManaman
  • 17Rhodes
  • 24Semedo
  • 39Sasso
  • 44Nuhiu
  • 45Forestieri
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
19,000

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home6
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Jack Hunt tries a through ball, but Jordan Rhodes is caught offside.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Cole Skuse tries a through ball, but Danny M. Rowe is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Lee.

Attempt blocked. Dominic Samuel (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieffer Moore with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kieffer Moore replaces Freddie Sears.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Keiren Westwood tries a through ball, but Jordan Rhodes is caught offside.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jordan Spence.

Daniel Pudil (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Samuel (Ipswich Town).

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

Foul by Emyr Huws (Ipswich Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Josè Semedo replaces Gary Hooper.

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Daniel Pudil.

Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Samuel (Ipswich Town).

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Tom Lees tries a through ball, but Gary Hooper is caught offside.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Glenn Loovens tries a through ball, but Fernando Forestieri is caught offside.

Foul by Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday).

Jordan Spence (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Dominic Samuel (Ipswich Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Freddie Sears with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Dominic Samuel replaces Grant Ward.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Fernando Forestieri replaces Ross Wallace because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jordan Rhodes replaces Steven Fletcher.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ross Wallace with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Danny M. Rowe replaces Tom Lawrence.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Daniel Pudil tries a through ball, but Adam Reach is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross Wallace.

Attempt saved. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Hooper.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Grant Ward tries a through ball, but Freddie Sears is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton45288973393492
2Newcastle452871082404291
3Reading45257136462282
4Sheff Wed452491259431681
5Huddersfield45256145655181
6Fulham4521141083562777
7Leeds452281560461474
8Norwich4519101681691267
9Derby451812155349466
10Brentford4518101774621264
11Preston451614156462262
12Aston Villa451613164647-161
13Cardiff451611185761-459
14Barnsley451513176464058
15Wolves451510205358-555
16Ipswich451316164855-755
17Bristol City45159216065-554
18QPR45158225262-1053
19Burton451313194759-1252
20Birmingham451214194464-2050
21Nottm Forest45139235972-1348
22Blackburn451115195064-1448
23Wigan451011243956-1741
24Rotherham4557333997-5822
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