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Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Ipswich Town

Tom Lawrence
Wales international Tom Lawrence joined Ipswich in August on loan from Leicester City.

Luke Chambers scored with a late header as Ipswich earned victory at Sheffield Wednesday to ease the pressure on manager Mick McCarthy.

The visitors took the lead with only their third away goal of the season, courtesy of Tom Lawrence's solo effort.

But the Owls drew level when goalkeeper Bartosz Białkowski spilled a shot and striker Gary Hooper pounced.

Neither side threatened in a drab second half before Chambers nodded in the winner from a corner on 86 minutes.

Ipswich had failed to score in eight of their last 12 away league games and won only once in eight.

And manager McCarthy had come under fire from some of their supporters in their 2-2 draw with Rotherham last weekend.

But Town fans had something to cheer when Lawrence dispossessed Jack Hunt and fired a low shot into the bottom corner to give them the lead.

Their joy was short-lived, however, as Hooper was the first to react when Bialkowski failed to hold on to David Jones' shot.

Wednesday went into the game having won 11 of their 18 home league games in 2016, but created few other clear-cut chances and were punished late on by Town skipper Chambers.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal: "I must accept that we didn't perform at our level and I hope that will be an exception.

"We were lacking energy and hit a wall. We must be more dynamic and have a different attitude.

"They were very compact and, to open up this kind of team, we need to move the ball very well and create spaces.

"We didn't pose a real threat to the opponents, but we didn't deserve to lose the game. We didn't deserve to win, either."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy: "I'm very, very pleased, of course, with the performance and happier with the result. I thought we were excellent.

"As the game went on, we caught them on the break a number of times and didn't really make enough of it until we got the winner.

"I had no worry about my ability or my confidence in the players and they've backed that up today with a really good performance.

"That performance and result today reflects my time at Ipswich. That is more like my team and how I have been."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Westwood
  • 32Hunt
  • 15Lees
  • 23Hutchinson
  • 36Pudil
  • 41Bannan
  • 5Lee
  • 3JonesSubstituted forWallaceat 74'minutes
  • 9ReachSubstituted forForestieriat 57'minutes
  • 6FletcherBooked at 59mins
  • 14HooperSubstituted forAbdiat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Abdi
  • 12Loovens
  • 16Palmer
  • 25Dawson
  • 33Wallace
  • 38Buckley
  • 45Forestieri

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 4ChambersBooked at 56mins
  • 15Webster
  • 6Berra
  • 3Knudsen
  • 18WardBooked at 88minsSubstituted forVarneyat 90+1'minutes
  • 7BishopSubstituted forWilliamsat 70'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 27LawrenceSubstituted forBruat 79'minutes
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 20Sears

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 9Best
  • 12Varney
  • 17Bru
  • 21Williams
  • 29Emmanuel
  • 30Kenlock
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
25,851

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Ipswich Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Ipswich Town 2.

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Luke Varney replaces Grant Ward.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Grant Ward.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Kevin Bru.

Attempt blocked. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

Booking

Grant Ward (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Grant Ward (Ipswich Town).

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Ipswich Town 2. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Christophe Berra following a set piece situation.

Attempt missed. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Grant Ward with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

Grant Ward (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Attempt missed. Grant Ward (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Christophe Berra with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Grant Ward with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Grant Ward (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Chambers.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jonas Knudsen.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Almen Abdi replaces Gary Hooper.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Grant Ward.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kevin Bru replaces Tom Lawrence.

Attempt missed. Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Lees following a set piece situation.

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Grant Ward (Ipswich Town).

Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Ross Wallace replaces David Jones.

Attempt missed. David Jones (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Jack Hunt.

Attempt blocked. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary Hooper.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jonathan Williams replaces Teddy Bishop.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Grant Ward.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Tom Lees tries a through ball, but Steven Fletcher is caught offside.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Barry Bannan tries a through ball, but Steven Fletcher is caught offside.

Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Webster (Ipswich Town).

Foul by Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Booking

Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

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1Newcastle16121334132137
2Brighton1610422591634
3Huddersfield169251718-129
4Reading168442018228
5Norwich168352827127
6Leeds168261917226
7Birmingham166732118325
8Fulham166642318524
9Bristol City167362319424
10Sheff Wed167361719-224
11Preston167272220223
12Brentford166462116522
13Barnsley166372724321
14Aston Villa164931716121
15Ipswich165651415-121
16Derby165561213-120
17QPR165561722-520
18Burton164661820-218
19Wolves164571921-217
20Nottm Forest164482530-516
21Cardiff164391425-1115
22Wigan163581419-514
23Blackburn163491625-913
24Rotherham1614111738-217
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