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MATCH REPORT: Wolves 0 Ipswich Town 2

17:41 29 December 2012

IPSWICH Town produced a highly professional away display to see off a below-par Wolves side 2-0 and move eight points clear of the Championship relegation zone.

Aaron Cresswell broke the deadlock in the 33rd minute with a cool right-footed finish that seemed to suck all confidence from the hosts, who had come into the game off the back of a 3-0 home defeat to Peterborough.

With the Molineux crowd growing increasingly frustrated, more and more passes from the home side began to go astray in the heavy rain.

Ipswich continued to look organised, carried on working hard in all areas of the pitch and waited patiently for attacking opportunities to open up.

And they deservedly wrapped up victory in the 65th minute when DJ Campbell raced clear of the defence to coolly finish his 10th goal in 16 games.

Substitute Michael Chopra then missed a golden chance to add a third in stoppage-time after Ipswich flooded forward on the counter-attack.

Blues boss Mick McCarthy – controversially sacked by Wolves back in February – received a warm reception from the home fans before and after the game, but the same could not be said for the players and their current boss Stale Solbakken.

Ipswich move to within a point of Wolves and are now nearer 10 points adrift of the top-six following a return of 23 points from a possible 36 under manager Mick McCarthy – a run which includes four away wins from seven.

- Reaction to follow.

WOLVES (4-4-2): Ikeme; Foley, Johnson, Berra, Ward; Sigurdarson, Henry (O’Hara 66), Davis (Doumbia 66), Sako; Doyle (Pennant 66), Ebanks-Blake.

Subs: De Vries, Stearman, Batth, Forde.

Booked: Ebanks-Blake (43)

IPSWICH TOWN (4-4-2): Henderson; Orr, Chambers, Smith, Cresswell; Edwards (cpt), Drury (Reo-Coker 71), N’Daw, Martin; Campbell (Chopra 82), Murphy.

Subs: Loach, Higginbotham, Hyam, Emmanuel-Thomas, Scotland.

Booked: Campbell (49), Martin (77)

Attendance: 28,595

Referee: Darren Drysdale

5 comments

  • Brilliant Mick yet again. Imagine how good we'll be when he plays our best team! COYB

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    peter sadler

    Saturday, December 29, 2012

  • "Substitute Michael Chopra then missed a golden chance" how many times have we heard this in a match report? When was the last time this "Striker" scored?

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    Dopey Donkey

    Saturday, December 29, 2012

  • Another super disciplined result against a team of roughly the same level of competence. MM and TC exude a certain level of confidence at this level which clearly impacts the players in a positive way, enabling us to squeeze out results when things are tight - something that unfortunately PJ was unable to do. Great choice of management team by Mr Evans. We should indeed be grateful for his stewardship and willingness to give a manager a chance - as he did PJ. I truly hope that Connor stays because he could do wonders in pulling our youngsters through - at the right time. Not sure I agree with the comment about Chopra - I was at the Bristol City game where he played his socks off and looked a real handful. Dont forget that he is not getting an extended run in the team, which does impact sharpness. Finally, I noticed the absence of any commentary from Mr. Stereo - no doubt eating some humble pie along with whatever dry turkey remains from the Christmas dinner.

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    AnnArborTractorBoy

    Sunday, December 30, 2012

  • Fabbo result, made even more delicious by the budgies going down at Carrion Lane.

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    Ken Hairy

    Saturday, December 29, 2012

  • Slowly and quietly we rise.. MM is certainly the man for the job at this moment.... Here is hoping we can hold the loans and keep momentum. Clearly shows that Jewell made some right choices but something was not right in the camp.. MM has shown that players in their position work well...... Wonder what he negative brothers will come up with now?

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    My Comment is this..

    Saturday, December 29, 2012

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