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Barnsley 2-2 Ipswich Town

David McGoldrick
David McGoldrick

Ipswich Town scored twice in the last 10 minutes as they fought back from 2-0 down to draw at Barnsley.

The hosts went ahead when Chris O'Grady finished from Jack Hunt's cross.

Substitute Tomasz Cywka added Barnsley's second with a free-kick with 16 minutes left.

Mick McCarthy

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Post-match: Ipswich manager McCarthy

Christophe Berra pulled one back from close-range with nine minutes left before David McGoldrick's late free-kick secured a draw for Ipswich, who are now three points off the play-offs.

Barnsley, who are four points from safety, moved ahead when Hunt found O'Grady and the striker made the space to find the corner for his 11th goal of the season.

Ipswich's Aaron Cresswell thumped a free-kick against the post and Cole Skuse just missed with a drive shortly after the interval.

Cywka's free-kick looked to have sealed the points before defender Berra finished from a couple of yards after Jim O'Brien blocked Tommy Smith's header.

McGoldrick then secured a point for Mick McCarthy's side when he scored his 14th league goal of the season with a powerful free-kick.

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson:

"I'm frustrated, rather than disappointed. I think in the second half we had our backs to the wall for long periods, the wind took its toll, just like it helped us in the first half.

"We knew we were going to be on the back foot, particularly with the strike force they've got but I think the two goals (conceded) were the disappointing part, if anything.

"The performance wasn't disappointing; it was just a little bit frustrating at times. We defended too deep and instead of taking a forward step, we took a backward step and that helped them.

"The manner in which Ipswich got the goals was fortunate but I would have thought from Mick's point of view, he would have thought they deserved it, which is understandable."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"We played well in the second half, we had enough chances to win it. (We were) profligate and let them off the hook.

"The players kept going, we rallied them on and we got what we deserved. In fact, I don't think we got what we deserved, I think we should have won.

"It's a blooming good point from two-nil down with nine minutes to play. I thought if we got one back we might win it.

"You heard them singing 'Mick McCarthy is a Red'. I am and I always will be."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Steele
  • 12HuntSubstituted forWoodsat 73'minutes
  • 4Kennedy
  • 8Dawson
  • 3Ramage
  • 6Cranie
  • 33SheaSubstituted forCywkaat 45'minutes
  • 7O'Brien
  • 10O'Grady
  • 9ProschwitzSubstituted forLawrenceat 77'minutes
  • 16Jennings

Substitutes

  • 5Nyatanga
  • 11Woods
  • 14Lawrence
  • 19Cywka
  • 20Pedersen
  • 31Turner
  • 42McCourt

Ipswich

  • 22Gerken
  • 4Chambers
  • 3Cresswell
  • 8Skuse
  • 6Berra
  • 5Smith
  • 12Hunt
  • 18TabbSubstituted forGreenat 74'minutes
  • 9Murphy
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 35NoubleSubstituted forAndersonat 52'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Loach
  • 7Edwards
  • 11Anderson
  • 14Wordsworth
  • 15Mings
  • 16Green
  • 24Richardson
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
9,929

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away23
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 2, Ipswich Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Ipswich Town 2.

Attempt saved. Stephen Dawson (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dale Jennings.

Offside, Barnsley. Thomas Kennedy tries a through ball, but Tomasz Cywka is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Paul Green (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Hunt with a cross.

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Hand ball by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

Hand ball by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 2, Ipswich Town 2. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell following a set piece situation.

David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Daryl Murphy with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 2, Ipswich Town 1. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from very close range to the top left corner following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Anderson with a cross.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Luke Steele.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Dale Jennings.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Liam Lawrence replaces Nick Proschwitz.

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paul Anderson.

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paul Anderson.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 2, Ipswich Town 0. Tomasz Cywka (Barnsley) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Paul Green replaces Jay Tabb.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Martin Woods replaces Jack Hunt because of an injury.

Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paul Anderson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Jack Hunt.

Attempt blocked. Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Hunt with a cross.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Thomas Kennedy.

Attempt missed. Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Chris O'Grady.

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Chambers with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jay Tabb.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jack Hunt (Barnsley) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stephen Hunt with a cross.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Cole Skuse tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Martin Cranie following a set piece situation.

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

Stephen Dawson (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

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