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Ipswich Town (1) 2 - 2 (1) Rotherham United

Sky Bet Championship 2016-17

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Referee: Darren Bond (Lancashire)

Manager: Mick McCarthy

Portman Road 15:00

Attendance: 15247 (Away 205)

Manager: Kenny Jackett

Match Number: 3676

Goals

Home
 Freddie Sears (3)
 David McGoldrick (90)
Away
 Danny Ward (7)
 Danny Ward (48)

Substitutions

Away
Greg HalfordDominic Ball (35)
Jon TaylorPeter Odemwingie (80)

Cards

Home
 
Away
 

Teams

Away

Lee Camp

Darnell Fisher

Dael Fry

Richard Wood

Joe Mattock

Jon Taylor

Greg Halford

Will Vaulks

Joe Newell

Danny Ward

Dexter Blackstock

Substitutes

Away

Lewis Price

Stephen Kelly

Anthony Forde

Jake Forster-Caskey

Peter Odemwingie

Dominic Ball

Isaiah Brown

Match Report

David McGoldrick nicks late point for home side

David McGoldrick grabbed an equaliser deep into stoppage time to rescue a point for Ipswich at the expense of plucky Rotherham.

The Millers had looked on course for their first win in 11 matches thanks to two goals from the excellent Danny Ward. But it was heartbreak for the Sky Bet Championship's basement club after McGoldrick, making his first start since the opening day of the season, drilled the ball into the corner from 25 yards out to secure a 2-2 draw.

It was still not enough to appease the disgruntled Ipswich fans who vented their anger at manager Mick McCarthy - and their side's style of play - both during the match and after the final whistle.

Ipswich got off to a flyer when Freddie Sears poked Tom Lawrence's free-kick beyond Lee Camp at the near post with just three minutes on the clock. But by the seventh minute, Rotherham were level. Richard Wood headed the ball back into the area from a half-cleared corner and Ward took advantage of some statuesque home defending to turn and fire home.

Within three minutes of the second half beginning, Rotherham grabbed a shock lead. Will Vaulks' long throw saw Ipswich centre-back Christophe Berra and Webster get in each other's way and Ward side-footed a volley into the corner.

Amazingly, Ipswich almost conceded again from another long throw when it was allowed to drift across the area and Richard Wood's effort at the far post went just wide.

Ipswich introduced Leon Best and Jonny Williams and the latter made an instant impact, the Welshman's teasing cross ending with McGoldrick firing a shot high over the bar when finding some rare space in the Rotherham box.

As home fans directed their complaints McCarthy's way, it looked as if Rotherham would hang on to claim their first win for more than three months. But McGoldrick had other ideas and provided a sublime finish with almost the last kick off the game.

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy:

"I thought we played well in the first half, but we didn't play well in the second half so I understand it. We were nervous and cautious following their second goal which was real Keystone Cops defending.

"For three years and about nine months here, I have had relative success with people thinking I am doing a good job and chanting 'Super Mick' and the like.

"I prefer a good atmosphere and I prefer the nice comments but I don't get too carried away by them, like I don't get too carried away by the boos and jeers. This is a tough time for all of us but maybe a late equaliser can be a turning point for us."

Rotherham boss Kenny Jackett:

"Football can be a cruel game and it is very deflating for our players who worked so hard during the match. It was a terrific strike from McGoldrick but it is the second late goal we have conceded in the last week and it is costing us.

"There are things we need to work on but we were very competitive and we look like we have a goal threat. And we also stopped the rot of defeats."

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