Championship
Sheff WedSheffield Wednesday1IpswichIpswich Town1

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.

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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Ipswich Town 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday).

  9. Substitution

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Royston Drenthe (Sheffield Wednesday).

  14. Post update

    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.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Claude Dielna (Sheffield Wednesday).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Royston Drenthe replaces Jacques Maghoma.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

  19. Post update

    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.

  20. Post update

    Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).