Date: 7th November 2016 at 4:03pm
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For large segments of the game it was the away side who dominated play and were always a threat going forward.

The goal, when it came, highlighted the blues endeavour and it was a rare individual strike that got the ball rolling for Ipswich Town after 32 minutes on the clock.

Tome Lawrence dispossessed Jack Hunt just inside the Wednesday half and galloped forward at pace before unleashing an unstoppable low drive that nestled into the far right hand corner of the net from inside the box, giving the keeper no chance.

It was a wonder goal and anyone that may have had doubts about this kids commitment or invention, will surely think again now!

As has so often happened in the past, Ipswich switched off shortly afterwards and a rare Bartosz Bialkowski error lead to the equalizer, when Gary Hooper reacted quickest to a parry from the keeper that fell invitingly into his path.

Thankfully in the end though it did not matter and it was Captain Fantastic (as our manager refers to him) who got the winning goal.

Normally it is Town who are on the receiving end of a late winners but this time it was our turn to steal the points.

Grant Ward sent over a teasing cross that Christophe Berra got a head to but as it looked to be going wide of the mark, there was Luke Chambers to convert it into the net from close range.

To suggest that we stole the points would be a little unfair. Wednesday were out of sorts and we played at times like a team possessed.

Manager Mick McCarthy made but one change from the side that drew 2-2 with Rotherham, when he introduced Jonas Knudsen back into the fray at the expense of young Myles Kenlock who bench warmed.

This was a satisfactory victory for all concerned and I think our manager will be a relieved man as we approach the international break with this result under his belt.

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY (4-4-2): Westwood; Hunt, Hutchinson, Lees, Pudil; Lee, Jones (Wallace 74), Bannan, Reach (Forestieri 57); Hooper (Abdi 80), Fletcher (captain).

Unused subs: Dawson, Palmer, Loovens, Buckley.

Booked: Fletcher (59)

IPSWICH TOWN (4-4-2): Bialkowski; Chambers (captain), Webster, Berra, Knudsen; Ward (Varney 81), Skuse, Bishop (Williams 71), Lawrence (Bru 78); McGoldrick, Sears.

Unused subs: Gerken, Emmanuel, Kenlock, Best.

Booked: Chambers (56), Ward (89)

Attendance: 25,852

Referee: Andrew Madley.

 

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