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Wolves v Ipswich Town nostalgia: A winning return for McCarthy at Molineux

PUBLISHED: 07:00 23 December 2017

DJ Campbell celebrates his goal at Wolves on December 29, 2012. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

DJ Campbell celebrates his goal at Wolves on December 29, 2012. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

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In this week’s nostalgia, we take a look back to when Mick McCarthy enjoyed a winning return to Molineux as his Ipswich side beat Wolves 2-0, thanks to goals from Aaron Cresswell and DJ Campbell, on 29 December 2012.

Aaron Cresswell puts Town in front at Wolves back in 2012. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD Aaron Cresswell puts Town in front at Wolves back in 2012. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

Mick McCarthy enjoyed a winning return to Molineux as Ipswich beat his former side Wolves 2-0 on December 29, 2012.

Aaron Cresswell celebrates his goal at Wolves. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD Aaron Cresswell celebrates his goal at Wolves. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

McCarthy was back in the Black Country for the first time since being sacked in February, ending a six-year spell with Wanderers, and was joined by assistant Terry Connor, who succeeded him in the Wolves hotseat before being replaced by Norwegian Stale Solbakken.

Mick McCarthy and Terry Connor are clapped off on their winning return to Molineux. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD Mick McCarthy and Terry Connor are clapped off on their winning return to Molineux. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

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DJ Campbell celebrates his goal at Wolves with Daryl Murphy and Lee Martin. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD DJ Campbell celebrates his goal at Wolves with Daryl Murphy and Lee Martin. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

A great ovation greeted the pair before kick-off, and the returning duo saw their side in front in the 33rd minute as Aaron Cresswell opened the scoring in style with a fine right foot finish.

DJ Campbell was on target at Wolves. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD DJ Campbell was on target at Wolves. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

The Blues made it 2-0 on the hour mark as DJ Campbell raced onto Bradley Orr’s long ball and waited for the right moment before sending a composed finish under Wolves keeper Karl Ikeme to secure all three points.

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It was the seventh win in 12 games for McCarthy, having taken over with the Blues rock bottom at the start of November.

Town XI: Henderson, Cresswell, Chambers, Smith, Orr, Edwards, N’Daw, Martin, Drury (Reo-Coker 70), Campbell (Chopra 80), Murphy. Not used: Loach, Higginbotham, Emmanuel-Thomas, Hyam, Jason Scotland.

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