POINT APIECE PROVES TO BE FAIR RE­SULT

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

THIS could tell the story of both sides’ sea­sons.

Solid, or­gan­ised, dif­fi­cult to beat, but ul­ti­mately short of Pre­mier League qual­ity.

Ip­swich will be far hap­pier with the point and their res­o­lute per­form- ance that only sur­ren­dered a sin­gle shot on tar­get to a pow­er­ful Wolves strike force. Cen­tre-backs Tommy Smith and Christophe Berra vied with each other for man of the match while re­spec­tive top marks­men Benik Afobe and Daryl Mur­phy were limited to one chance apiece. Richard Stear­man’s own goal flat- tened a vi­brant Molineux crowd, feed­ing off the pace of Do­minic Iorfa and Nouha Dicko.

Mick McCarthy’s side now have an al­most de­ci­sive edge on their ri­vals in the play-off chase but don’t un­der value what Kenny Jack­ett has achieved in chal­leng­ing for a sec­ond suc­ces­sive pro­mo­tion. They are the side with the abil­ity to get the fans on the edge of their seats – dis­ap­point­ingly they didn’t quite man­age it here.

STAR MAN TOMM

Y SMITH Ip­swich

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