Afobe equaliser fails to dampen Ipswich’s mood
Edwards who came agonisingly close to a 40th-minute equaliser. His excellent 15-yard volley clipped a post unaided although a corner was given.
The second period started with Dicko wasting the game’s clearest chance by heading wide of goal at the far post from four yards out following Bakary Sako’s free-kick.
But Wolves didn’t have to wait long for an equaliser. Kevin McDonald cleverly slid in Rajiv van La Parra for a surging run into the box. Smith deflected the winger’s shot into the path of Afobe who squeezed his shot in at point-blank range at the far post. Astonishingly it was his 31st goal of a season that also included a spell with MK Dons.
Wolves piled on the pressure but without parting the blue sea again. Both sides had late chances with substitute Chris Wood curling wide and McDonald mishit a shot that was almost turned into goal by Dicko. However, the draw was all either team deserved from a game disappointingly short of goalmouth action.
Wolves boss Kenny Jackett admitted: “It was a better point for Ipswich than it was for us despite a good performance. But we needed to win. We built up very well in the second half, got an early goal back and had good tempo, energy and attitude.
“The own goal is the type of thing that happens sometimes and you have to get over it – and we did.
“There was a great atmosphere at Molineux and they saw us show spirit and quality at times.
“We will need to win both our games and we will do everything we can to achieve that. If the play-off door is open on the final day, we have to be there.
“There are still lots of positives for us to take.”
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