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Ipswich Town 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Ipswich player Tommy Smith

Paul Green's second-half strike ensured Ipswich finished the season in the Championship's top 10 with victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

Tommy Smith gave Town the lead when he tapped in shortly before half-time after Damian Martinez failed to hold onto Daryl Murphy's shot.

Kieran Lee equalised for the Owls from close range after Caolan Lavery miscued his shot.

Stuart Gray

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray

Green made sure of the win when he headed in Stephen Hunt's free-kick.

Stuart Gray's Wednesday, who finished the season in 16th, created more chances than their hosts.

Sam Hutchinson and Atdhe Nuhiu both went close with headers, while Ipswich defender Luke Chambers made a brilliant block to deny Michail Antonio.

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy on finishing ninth: "It is progress and I am immensely proud of the lads - I think they have been great.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy

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Mick McCarthy: Ipswich Town manager on Sheffield win

"I think the majority of fans have appreciated the effort of the players and we have certainly appreciated their support.

"We have not spent a note on anyone coming in and the nucleus of the side will be here next season.

"When you look at the teams below us - Forest, Huddersfield, Bolton - they have all done it differently."

Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray: "I am a little bit disappointed with how we have ended the season. With 21 goal attempts, we should be doing more.

"We probably deserved something from the game, whether a win or a draw.

"But credit to the players for how we have ended the season. We started with something like one win from 18 games. We have fizzled out a little at the end where we have probably been overstretched."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 22Gerken
  • 4Chambers
  • 3Cresswell
  • 16Green
  • 6Berra
  • 5SmithBooked at 60minsSubstituted forTaylorat 63'minutes
  • 24Richardson
  • 14Wordsworth
  • 9Murphy
  • 25WilliamsSubstituted forHuntat 63'minutes
  • 35NoubleSubstituted forMarriottat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Loach
  • 12Hunt
  • 15Mings
  • 18Tabb
  • 23Henshall
  • 26Taylor
  • 34Marriott

Sheff Wed

  • 26Martinez
  • 20Lee
  • 19MattockSubstituted forHelanat 75'minutes
  • 41Hutchinson
  • 8OnyewuBooked at 36mins
  • 36Loovens
  • 18Maguire
  • 14CokeSubstituted forMaghomaat 80'minutes
  • 34NuhiuSubstituted forBestat 61'minutes
  • 7Antonio
  • 25Lavery

Substitutes

  • 1Kirkland
  • 10Maghoma
  • 16McCabe
  • 17Helan
  • 32Llera
  • 39Stobbs
  • 42Best
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
20,862

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home7
Away23
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 2, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 2, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Attempt saved. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Sam Hutchinson.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Oguchi Onyewu tries a through ball, but Sam Hutchinson is caught offside.

Hand ball by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

Offside, Ipswich Town. Jack Marriott tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

Foul by Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday).

Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jack Marriott replaces Frank Nouble.

Attempt blocked. Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma with a cross.

Oguchi Onyewu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Michail Antonio.

Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Ipswich Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jacques Maghoma replaces Giles Coke.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Leon Best tries a through ball, but Chris Maguire is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Maguire.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jeremy Helan replaces Joe Mattock.

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Caolan Lavery (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Maguire.

Attempt missed. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Maguire following a fast break.

Foul by Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday).

Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Anthony Wordsworth tries a through ball, but Paul Taylor is caught offside.

Foul by Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday).

Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Joe Mattock.

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 2, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Paul Green (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephen Hunt with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday).

Frazer Richardson (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Stephen Hunt replaces Jonathan Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Paul Taylor replaces Tommy Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Leon Best replaces Atdhe Nuhiu.

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Oguchi Onyewu tries a through ball, but Atdhe Nuhiu is caught offside.

Booking

Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester46319640102
2Burnley46261553593
3Derby462510113285
4QPR462311121680
5Wigan462110151373
6Brighton461915121572
7Reading461914131471
8Blackburn46181612870
9Ipswich46181414668
10Bournemouth46181216166
11Nottm Forest46161713365
12Middlesbrough461616141264
13Watford461515161060
14Bolton46141715-159
15Leeds4616921-857
16Sheff Wed46131419-253
17Huddersfield46141121-753
18Charlton46131221-2051
19Millwall46111520-2848
20Blackpool46111322-2846
21Birmingham46111124-1644
22Doncaster46111124-3144
23Barnsley4691225-3339
24Yeovil4681325-3137
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