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We should of been 1 or 2 up at half-time, thought Skuse, Connolly and Garner worked their socks off for the team. If we cut out the silly mistakes at the back we could be a top 8 side.
Would the ref sent off the thigh assassin if the tackle on McGoldrick would of later in the match, rather than the first few minutes?
NormEmerges added 09:56 - Nov 23
Ipswich played their usual 6-0-4 formation, the absence of a midfield explaining the reason why every time we won the ball it was hoofed long for the forwards to chase. SW had all the possession, and weaved pretty patterns in midfield, but couldn’t find any cutting edge; IT had all the chances but planted most of them into the goalkeeper’s midriff. One clear chance for Jordan Rhodes defied logic when he glanced his free header wide; but Bersant, McGoldrick and Waghorn also had clear chances that were wasted. We could have been two or three up by half time.
After the break, with McGoldrick unable to continue thanks to his groin injury, the introduced Sears proved lively, and Ipswich got the goal they deserved from a corner. The ball whipped in, a glance on from the head of Spence, and Garner gratefully swept the ball into the net.
After this, SW got a bit more urgency, but still for all their possession failed to make a clear chance. Ipswich were still fashioning and wasting opportunities on the break, the worst offender Sears, sent clear by a lovely ball from Waghorn. He rounded the advancing Westwood but took the ball too wide, and by the time he checked and cut back, the keeper had recovered his position. Instead of feeding the unmarked Celina, Sears shot against the keeper – chance gone.
Then out of nothing, a floated ball to the far post, Spence rose to head but couldn’t quite reach, and the ball hit his arm. Clearly not intentional, but unwise. Penalty, said the ref, and from a position of no real danger, to Hooper slamming the ball past Bialkowski from the spot.
Still Ipswich came again, driven on by Huws, brought on for the disappointing Celina. Sears floated an intelligent ball beyond the far post, Huws did brilliantly to hook it back across goal, and Waghorn fashioned a superb header to guide the ball beyond Westwood.
That looked to be that. SW didn’t really threaten again, and as the game drifted into five minutes of stoppage time, Ipswich spent much of that by Wednesday’s corner flag running down the clock. It finally broke down, and with the ref checking his watch, a final Wednesday attack saw Adam Reach living up to his name at the left side of the goal line and drifting a cross into the goal area where man mountain Nuhiu nodded into the net.
An undeserved point rescued for the Sheffield side, and although Ipswich can be justifiably miffed that the challenge which took the stuffing – almost literally – out of the classy McGoldrick went unpunished, they should have taken more of their chances and could have run out comfortable winners. In the end, the team skilled in grabbing points at the death had it done to them.
Sam added 16:33 - Nov 23
Pilgrimblue added 17:25 - Nov 23
But the minuses were Kenlock (why was he in front of Celina so often!) and Sears whose been ruined by MM and no longer looks good enough to be on the bench.
Can't understand why MM thought it was time to play keep ball with 8 minutes left!!
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