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Ipswich Town (1) 2 - 2 (0) Huddersfield Town

Sky Bet Championship 2014-15

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Referee: Richard Clark

Manager: Mick McCarthy

Portman Road 15:00

Attendance: 16,751

Manager: Chris Powell

Match Number: 3573


 Tommy Smith (21)
 Christophe Berra (55)
 Nahki Wells (70)
 Nahki Wells (82)


Jonathan HoggHarry Bunn (62)
Lee PeltierSean Scannell (62)


 Luke Hyam (68)
 Luke Chambers (69)
 Cole Skuse (75)



Alex Smithies

Lee Peltier

Mark Hudson

Joel Lynch

Tom Smith

Conor Coady

Jacob Butterfield

Jonathan Hogg

Paul Dixon

Grant Holt

Nahki Wells



Joe Murphy

Sean Scannell

Danny Ward

Murray Wallace

Jack Robinson

Martin Paterson

Harry Bunn

Match Report

Ipswich 2 Huddersfield 2

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."

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