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Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Ipswich Town

Liam Feeney
Liam Feeney's effort against the post was as close as either side came to a goal

Wolves and play-off chasing Ipswich played out a tame draw at Molineux.

Ipswich could have been ahead after 18 minutes when Liam Feeney hit the post with a fierce drive.

Town's Brett Pitman also had an effort cleared off the line by Kortney Hause late in the first half after the 20-year-old Wolves defender had given the ball away to the striker.

Matt Doherty had Wolves' best chance, but his effort was saved by visiting goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski.

The result means Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy extended his unbeaten record against former club Wolves to six games since being sacked as manager in February 2012.

Town stay eighth in the Championship, but are now five points off the play-off places having managed just one win in their past four games, while Wolves stay in 12th place.

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett:

"I felt that defensively we did well and I was pleased that the back four looked quite cohesive and competitive and we needed to be as otherwise at the start of the game Ipswich would have swept us away.

"It was hard to get our passing game going through midfield which has been a feature when we have got it right this season.

"While we are pleased defensively we want more. We want to be able to pass the ball and flow and it through midfield and create chances and score goals which can give us a chance of progressing.

"We have been a mid-table side this season and that is what it has been.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"I view it as a compliment (on being linked with the Aston Villa job). I can't help but feel it is a compliment when clubs of that ilk think that I am doing a good job as a manager bearing in mind that I have got two similar clubs promoted.

"But I have for a job here and there is nothing I can do about whatever they are saying. I won't even talk about what another job might entail.

"We have seven games and we want to get in the play-offs. My focus is on trying to get in the play-offs.

"We have got two home games coming up now and I do feel that we are going to have to win them to be in the mix."

Line-ups

Wolves

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Ikeme
  • 18Iorfa
  • 6Batth
  • 30Hause
  • 2Doherty
  • 8Saville
  • 19Price
  • 16Coady
  • 22SigurdarsonSubstituted forHenryat 45'minutes
  • 27ZyroSubstituted forLe Fondreat 68'minutes
  • 3HelanSubstituted forMasonat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Henry
  • 10Mason
  • 11McDonald
  • 26Martinez
  • 28Deslandes
  • 29Le Fondre
  • 35Hunte

Ipswich

Formation 4-3-3

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 4Chambers
  • 5Smith
  • 6Berra
  • 3Knudsen
  • 15PringleSubstituted forBruat 69'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 22Douglas
  • 12FeeneySubstituted forMcGoldrickat 87'minutes
  • 11PitmanSubstituted forVarneyat 69'minutes
  • 20Sears

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 17Bru
  • 19Hyam
  • 37Digby
  • 42Varney
  • 44Foley
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
20,225

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Ipswich Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Danny Batth following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Henry with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Cole Skuse.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. James Henry tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  8. Post update

    Delay in match Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) because of an injury.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. David McGoldrick replaces Liam Feeney.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by George Saville.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Bru with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Freddie Sears.

  15. Post update

    Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin Bru with a cross following a corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Danny Batth.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley392113563333076
2Middlesbrough38227951252673
3Brighton391915554371772
4Hull38209954233169
5Sheff Wed391714857362165
6Derby391713952371564
7Cardiff39161495142962
8Ipswich391611124644259
9Birmingham381511124237556
10Preston391414113836256
11QPR391215124946351
12Wolves391213144651-549
13Reading381212144343048
14Leeds381114133847-947
15Blackburn391113153838046
16Nottm Forest391113153439-546
17Brentford38137185159-846
18Huddersfield39129185254-245
19Bristol City391110184062-2243
20Rotherham39126214663-1742
21Fulham39914165965-641
22MK Dons39910203353-2037
23Charlton39811203670-3435
24Bolton39414213669-3326
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