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Ipswich Town (0) 0 - 0 (0) Wolverhampton Wanderers

Sky Bet Championship 2016-17

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Referee: Darren Deadman

Manager: Mick McCarthy

Portman Road 19:45

Attendance: 15,076 (Away 443)

Manager: Paul Lambert

Match Number: 3699




Andreas WeimannHelder Costa (82)


 Jonas Knudsen (21)
 Danny Batth (47)



Carl Ikeme

Matt Doherty

Danny Batth

Kortney Hause

George Saville

Jack Price

Romain Saiss

Andreas Weimann

David Edwards

Ben Marshall

Jon Bodvarsson



Andy Lonergan

Richard Stearman

Nouha Dicko

Conor Coady

Helder Costa

Dominic Iorfa

Ivan Cavaleiro

Match Report

Ipswich Town 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

Ipswich Town were held to a goalless draw at home against Championship strugglers Wolves, who remain one place above the relegation zone.

The visitors ended a six-match losing run, but could have snatched victory late on when both Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Ben Marshall hit the woodwork.

Ipswich's top goalscorer Tom Lawrence had earlier seen a cross-shot cleared off the line by Matt Doherty.

A drab affair ended in the fifth successive draw between the two sides.

There were only three efforts on target in the whole match, with Romain Saiss firing over a free-kick in a dangerous position for the visitors in the first half.

Lawrence then teed up David McGoldrick after pouncing on a defensive lapse, but the Town forward was thwarted by keeper Carl Ikeme, who also had to be alert to keep out Lawrence's direct corner away from his own goal-line.

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy remains unbeaten against his former club in seven matches against them, and his Town side are now unbeaten in seven matches, but they have drawn six of those.

Paul Lambert's Wolves, without a victory since 31 January, are a point above 22nd-placed Bristol City with two games in hand over all of the teams in the drop zone.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"I think they were the better team in the second half, though I am not sure why that was.

"I am not looking for excuses - we have to play better than that. I don't think we are safe yet. We still have a bit to do and I think we need to scrap it out.

"Our only positive is that we have got a point and kept a clean sheet."

Wolves head coach Paul Lambert:

"I thought we were pretty comfortable in the first half and we were on top after the break when we had lots of the ball and hit the bar and the post. We deserved to win.

"It is a big point for us as it stops the slide we were on. But, believe it or not, we have been playing well during this bad run against the likes of Reading and Newcastle.

"We have been dominating some games, we just haven't had that finishing touch. Performance-wise, I couldn't ask for more and if we keep doing what we have been doing, we will be fine."

BBC Sport

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