A DJ Campbell penalty rescued a point for Ipswich Town against fellow Championship strugglers Peterborough.

The Posh, who had lost their last four, took an early lead when Lee Tomlin collected Joe Newell's pass and shot into the bottom corner from 12 yards.

Tomlin's foul on Lee Martin gave Town a penalty and Campbell equalised.

Both sides had chances to win but visiting keeper Robert Olejnik saved a header from Danny Higginbotham before Stephen Henderson denied Grant McCann.

The hosts had only won two of their last 16 games and had lost 5-0 at Crystal Palace and 6-0 at Leicester earlier this month.

The home fans had little to cheer in the first half as Ipswich failed to create a goalscoring opportunity and went behind after only eight minutes.

Tomlin capitalised on poor defending from Higginbotham and Aaron Cresswell to place a shot past Henderson.

But Campbell levelled on the hour, with his fifth goal since joining Ipswich on loan from QPR in October.

Mick McCarthy to save Ipswich?

Ipswich have gained seven points from manager Mick McCarthy's five games in charge, the same number of points predecessor Paul Jewell won during the first 12 league matches of the season.

Campbell narrowly missed a chance to grab his second of the match before Peterborough debutant Dwight Gayle wasted two chances as the match ended in a draw.

The result leaves Peterborough bottom of the Championship, one place below Ipswich in 23rd.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"The crowd were right to boo us off at half-time. I didn't have a problem with that.

"But thankfully we did improve in the second half and played with a bit more intensity.

"We'd been poor, but there was definitely a response from everyone in the second half, from the players and the crowd."

Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson:

"We've got character in abundance and there's no question of us failing on that front.

"We just have to stick together and see it through.

"If we do that, and play like we did today, we've got more than enough time to turn it round and get out of it (bottom three)."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Ipswich

  • 13 Henderson
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 06 Higginbotham
  • 20 Smith
  • 24 Orr
  • 07 Edwards
  • 08 N'daw Booked
  • 11 Martin
  • 23 Reo-Coker (Hyam - 80' )
  • 05 Campbell (Murphy - 76' )
  • 10 Chopra (E'-Thomas - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Loach
  • 02 Hewitt
  • 04 Chambers
  • 21 Bilel
  • 09 E'-Thomas
  • 19 Hyam
  • 27 Murphy

Peterborough

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 04 Brisley
  • 19 Little
  • 06 Bostwick
  • 11 McCann
  • 17 Newell
  • 20 Knight-Percival
  • 33 Thorne
  • 08 Tomlin
  • 10 Boyd
  • 38 Berahino (Gayle - 53' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Day
  • 03 Alcock
  • 05 Zakuani
  • 07 Swanson
  • 18 Ferdinand
  • 22 Clarke-Harris
  • 34 Gayle
Ref: Halsey
Att: 16,427

Match Stats

Shots

4 9

On target

1 4

Corners

5 5

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:14 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +2:26

Inswinging corner taken by Lee Martin from the left by-line, Shaun Brisley makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:06

Grant McCann takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson.

89:03

Nathaniel Knight-Percival takes the direct free kick.

89:03 Booking

Booking Guirane N'Daw shown a yellow card.

88:45

Guirane N'Daw challenges Lee Tomlin unfairly and gives away a free kick.

88:31

The ball is delivered by Carlos Edwards, Grant McCann manages to make a clearance.

87:01

Inswinging corner taken by Carlos Edwards.

86:07

Danny Higginbotham takes a shot.

85:21

Outswinging corner taken by Lee Martin from the right by-line, Michael Bostwick manages to make a clearance.

83:50

Guirane N'Daw takes a shot. Grant McCann gets a block in.

82:50

George Thorne takes a shot.

79:40 Substitution

Substitution Luke Hyam joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nigel Reo-Coker.

78:09

George Thorne takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Henderson. Inswinging corner taken by Grant McCann from the right by-line, Nathaniel Knight-Percival takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Henderson.

77:44

The ball is swung over by Nigel Reo-Coker, Robert Olejnik makes a clearance.

75:53

Lee Martin takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.

74:56

Aaron Cresswell takes the direct free kick.

74:56 Substitution

Substitution (Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Daryl Murphy coming on for DJ Campbell.

74:56

Lee Tomlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Cresswell.

69:45

Foul by Lee Martin on Nathaniel Knight-Percival, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Shaun Brisley.

67:58

Effort on goal by Mark Little from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

67:24

Grant McCann fouled by Guirane N'Daw, the ref awards a free kick. Grant McCann takes the free kick.

65:41

Bradley Orr crosses the ball.

64:10

Carlos Edwards sends in a cross.

62:28

Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Clearance by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

61:28

Direct free kick taken by Michael Bostwick.

61:28 Substitution

Substitution Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is brought on as a substitute for Michael Chopra.

61:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Cresswell on Lee Tomlin.

61:00

Corner taken by Grant McCann from the right by-line.

60:25

Bradley Orr challenges George Thorne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Newell restarts play with the free kick.

59:08 Goal scored

Goal! - DJ Campbell - Ipswich 1 - 1 Peterboro Penalty taken right-footed by DJ Campbell and scored. Ipswich 1-1 Peterborough.

59:00

Corner taken by Grant McCann.

58:09

Lee Tomlin challenges Lee Martin unfairly and gives away a Penalty.

57:25

Dwight Gayle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nigel Reo-Coker. Free kick taken by Nigel Reo-Coker.

56:48

Michael Bostwick concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Martin. Aaron Cresswell restarts play with the free kick.

56:23

A cross is delivered by Mark Little, Lee Martin manages to make a clearance.

55:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Chopra on Joe Newell. Grant McCann restarts play with the free kick.

54:04

The ball is crossed by George Boyd, DJ Campbell manages to make a clearance.

53:18

Bradley Orr delivers the ball, Dwight Gayle makes a clearance.

52:03 Substitution

Substitution Dwight Gayle comes on in place of Saido Berahino.

51:31

George Thorne takes a shot.

51:10

The ball is crossed by Joe Newell.

50:36

Inswinging corner taken by Lee Martin from the left by-line, Grant McCann makes a clearance.

49:24

Lee Martin takes the outswinging corner, Lee Martin takes a shot. Clearance by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:12 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:19

Carlos Edwards produces a cross, save by Robert Olejnik.

45:00 +0:41

The ball is crossed by Guirane N'Daw, Nathaniel Knight-Percival makes a clearance.

43:19

Centre by Carlos Edwards.

42:37

Saido Berahino takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson.

40:30

Unfair challenge on Grant McCann by Nigel Reo-Coker results in a free kick. Nathaniel Knight-Percival restarts play with the free kick.

37:53

Centre by Carlos Edwards, Shaun Brisley manages to make a clearance.

36:24

Lee Tomlin delivers the ball, Guirane N'Daw manages to make a clearance.

34:44

Foul by DJ Campbell on Nathaniel Knight-Percival, free kick awarded. Robert Olejnik takes the direct free kick.

34:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Tomlin on Lee Martin. Nigel Reo-Coker takes the direct free kick.

33:27

Michael Chopra fouled by Grant McCann, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Cresswell restarts play with the free kick.

32:50

Lee Martin sends in a cross, Mark Little manages to make a clearance.

30:44

Guirane N'Daw concedes a free kick for a foul on George Thorne. Direct free kick taken by Grant McCann.

30:05

Foul by DJ Campbell on Nathaniel Knight-Percival, free kick awarded. Robert Olejnik takes the direct free kick.

29:29

Nathaniel Knight-Percival concedes a free kick for a foul on DJ Campbell. Nigel Reo-Coker takes the free kick.

26:30

The assistant referee signals for offside against Saido Berahino. Stephen Henderson restarts play with the free kick.

23:55

The offside flag is raised against Saido Berahino. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

22:33

Grant McCann takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Carlos Edwards.

14:25

Danny Higginbotham is ruled offside. Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.

13:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival on DJ Campbell. Carlos Edwards takes the direct free kick.

9:12

Lee Martin delivers the ball.

7:55

Assist on the goal came from Joe Newell.

7:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Tomlin - Ipswich 0 - 1 Peterboro Lee Tomlin fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ipswich 0-1 Peterborough.

3:57

Outswinging corner taken by Grant McCann, clearance by Aaron Cresswell.

2:29

Michael Bostwick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Martin. Lee Martin takes the direct free kick.

1:43

Centre by Joe Newell.

0:52

The offside flag is raised against Michael Chopra. Shaun Brisley takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The match begins.

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