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Ipswich Town 2-2 Huddersfield Town

Nahki Wells
Wells now has eight goals this season, despite having only scored in four matches

Nahki Wells scored twice as Huddersfield battled back from two goals down to earn a point at Ipswich.

Tommy Smith put the hosts ahead with a header from Teddy Bishop's cross.

Smith almost made it 2-0 after he deflected Bishop's free-kick onto the post before Christophe Berra converted Jonathan Parr's cross from close range.

Wells got the first of his two goals from the penalty spot before he levelled with a header from Sean Scannell's cross.

Grant Holt should have given the Terriers a 13th-minute lead but he poked a shot wide of the far post.

Ipswich took the lead with their first effort on target, after a succession of corners ended with Bishop's cross finding the head of Smith, who nodded in at the near post.

Wells saw a shot was blocked by Dean Gerken and the rebound came at him too quickly as he headed over. He later had Gerken scampering across his goal in injury time, when his audacious first-time volley from an acute angle was tipped around the post by the alert Ipswich keeper.

Ipswich doubled their advantage nine minutes after the restart when David McGoldrick controlled Parr's pass and the striker's low cross was turned in by the unmarked Berra from close range.

Huddersfield got themselves back into the game when a deep cross into the area saw Luke Chambers and Holt go to ground and referee Richard Clark pointed to the spot.

Wells made no mistake from 12 yards before substitute Harry Bunn shot at Gerken's legs as Huddersfield went for the equaliser, which eventually came with eight minutes remaining.

Substitute Scannell's cross found Wells, who headed home from the edge of the six-yard box.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy: "We were maybe fortunate to come away with a point. It was very disappointing.

"Frustrations were running high after the game but this is the same squad of players who cost nothing and were in the top six.

"Everyone enjoyed that but now we are having a little bit of a tough period. We need everyone to get behind us.

"I was very angry in the dressing room but I will look at it again on Monday and then move on."

Huddersfield manager Chris Powell: "That was exactly the response I wanted from Nahki.

"He has not played for tactical reasons but he is a goalscorer and you always want them in your squad.

"He could have actually had a hat-trick and maybe more when he looks back at the game, but I will settle for two.

"We deserved at least a point and we could have had a winner. I was very pleased with the performance, even when we were behind."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 1Gerken
  • 4ChambersBooked at 70mins
  • 5Smith
  • 6Berra
  • 2Parr
  • 19HyamBooked at 69minsSubstituted forHuntat 85'minutes
  • 8SkuseBooked at 76mins
  • 27BishopSubstituted forAndersonat 75'minutes
  • 9Murphy
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 32SammonSubstituted forTabbat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Anderson
  • 12Hunt
  • 14Bajner
  • 18Tabb
  • 28Clarke
  • 29Ambrose
  • 33Bialkowski

Huddersfield

  • 1Smithies
  • 37PeltierSubstituted forScannellat 63'minutes
  • 4Hudson
  • 33Lynch
  • 27Smith
  • 10Coady
  • 8Butterfield
  • 6HoggSubstituted forBunnat 63'minutes
  • 3Dixon
  • 16Holt
  • 21Wells

Substitutes

  • 7Scannell
  • 11Ward
  • 13Murphy
  • 15Wallace
  • 17Robinson
  • 24Paterson
  • 30Bunn
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
16,751

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Ipswich Town 2, Huddersfield Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 2, Huddersfield Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Tommy Smith (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Bunn (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Tommy Smith.

  6. Post update

    Grant Holt (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

  8. Post update

    Offside, Huddersfield Town. Grant Holt tries a through ball, but Sean Scannell is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Stephen Hunt replaces Luke Hyam.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Harry Bunn.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Ipswich Town 2, Huddersfield Town 2. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tommy Smith with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cole Skuse.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Sean Scannell (Huddersfield Town).

  16. Post update

    Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.

  18. Post update

    Grant Holt (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Chambers.