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  • English Npower Championship
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Molineux
  • Attendance: 28,595
WolvesWolvesvIpswichIpswich
02
  • Cresswell, 33
  • Campbell, 64

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Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Ipswich Town 2.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Ipswich Town 2.

90+5 mins:Offside, Ipswich Town. Michael Chopra tries a through ball, but Michael Chopra is caught offside.

90+3 mins:Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Sylvain Ebanks-Blake tries a through ball, but Sylvain Ebanks-Blake is caught offside.

90+3 mins:Attempt missed. Michael Chopra (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

90 mins:Offside, Ipswich Town. Daryl Murphy tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

90 mins:Foul by Bradley Orr (Ipswich Town).

90 mins:Jermaine Pennant (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

88 mins:Attempt missed. Michael Chopra (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

87 mins:Offside, Ipswich Town. Michael Chopra tries a through ball, but Michael Chopra is caught offside.

85 mins:Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jermaine Pennant tries a through ball, but Jermaine Pennant is caught offside.

81 mins:Substitution, Ipswich Town. Michael Chopra replaces DJ Campbell.

79 mins:Attempt saved. DJ Campbell (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

78 mins:Attempt missed. Roger Johnson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara with a cross.

77 mins:Lee Martin (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

77 mins:Foul by Lee Martin (Ipswich Town).

77 mins:Björn Sigurdarson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

75 mins:Attempt saved. Roger Johnson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved.

74 mins:Offside, Ipswich Town. DJ Campbell tries a through ball, but DJ Campbell is caught offside.

73 mins:Foul by Lee Martin (Ipswich Town).

73 mins:Tongo Hamed Doumbia (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

71 mins:Substitution, Ipswich Town. Nigel Reo-Coker replaces Andy Drury.

69 mins:Foul by Guirane N'Daw (Ipswich Town).

69 mins:Tongo Hamed Doumbia (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jermaine Pennant replaces Kevin Doyle.

66 mins:Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Tongo Hamed Doumbia replaces David Davis.

66 mins:Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jamie O'Hara replaces Karl Henry.

64 mins:Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Ipswich Town 2. DJ Campbell (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bradley Orr.

63 mins:Attempt saved. Lee Martin (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

62 mins:Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Sylvain Ebanks-Blake tries a through ball, but Sylvain Ebanks-Blake is caught offside.

59 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

58 mins:Hand ball by DJ Campbell (Ipswich Town).

52 mins:Foul by David Davis (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

52 mins:DJ Campbell (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

49 mins:DJ Campbell (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

49 mins:Foul by DJ Campbell (Ipswich Town).

49 mins:Stephen Ward (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Attempt missed. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Martin.

47 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

46 mins:Attempt saved. Guirane N'Daw (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Second Half begins Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Ipswich Town 1.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Ipswich Town 1.

42 mins:Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

42 mins:Foul by Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

42 mins:Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Foul by DJ Campbell (Ipswich Town).

42 mins:Stephen Ward (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Foul by Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

38 mins:Lee Martin (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

37 mins:Attempt blocked. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

37 mins:Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

37 mins:Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Attempt missed. DJ Campbell (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Carlos Edwards with a cross.

33 mins:Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Ipswich Town 1. Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by DJ Campbell.

28 mins:Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

27 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

24 mins:Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

22 mins:Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

22 mins:Kevin Foley (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Offside, Ipswich Town. DJ Campbell tries a through ball, but DJ Campbell is caught offside.

14 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

13 mins:Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers.

12 mins:Offside, Ipswich Town. DJ Campbell tries a through ball, but DJ Campbell is caught offside.

11 mins:Foul by David Davis (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

11 mins:Andy Drury (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

10 mins:Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

10 mins:Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

10 mins:Attempt saved. Lee Martin (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

7 mins:Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin Doyle tries a through ball, but Kevin Doyle is caught offside.

6 mins:Offside, Ipswich Town. Daryl Murphy tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

6 mins:Foul by David Davis (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

6 mins:Guirane N'Daw (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Foul by Karl Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

4 mins:Andy Drury (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

3 mins:Attempt missed. Lee Martin (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Molineux
  • Attendance: 28,595
WolvesWolvesvIpswichIpswich
02
  • Cresswell, 33
  • Campbell, 64

match report

Mick McCarthy enjoyed a winning return to Molineux as his Ipswich side piled further misery on under-pressure Wolves boss Stale Solbakken after a 2-0 triumph.

McCarthy was back in the Black Country for the first time since being sacked in February, ending a six-year spell with Wanderers, and was joined by assistant Terry Connor, who succeeded him in the Wolves hot seat before himself being replaced by Norwegian Solbakken in the summer.

A great ovation greeted the pair before kick-off and they also ended up having the last laugh amid a chorus of boos which rung around Molineux as Wolves' miserable season continued.

Aaron Cresswell's well-worked goal and neat finish, his third of the season, opened the scoring in the 33rd minute, and the points were secured by DJ Campbell just after the hour mark when he found himself clean through, a 10th goal in 16 appearances for the on-loan QPR striker.

McCarthy has now guided Ipswich to seven wins in 12 games since taking the reins at the start of November, compared to one in 13 prior to his appointment.

Wolves should have been awarded a penalty after just two minutes as Kevin Doyle latched onto Christophe Berra's long ball only to be bundled over by Luke Chambers, who went unpunished.

Lee Martin immediately fired off target at the other end when he really should have done better, with the Town wide man shooting straight at Carl Ikeme soon after.

Wolves' influential winger Bakary Sako twice sent efforts wide before the half-hour mark but there was very little to trouble either goalkeeper.

That was until the 33rd minute when Cresswell opened the scoring in style. The left-back ventured forward and, having laid the ball off, continued his run and received it back before finishing right footed inside the far post.

The home side produced very little in response and were duly booed off at the interval. Guirane N'Daw almost caught out Ikeme with a great 30-yard effort immediately after half-time.

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, a reported January target for McCarthy, sent a teasing ball across goal which Doyle failed to connect with. A real lull in proceedings passed until the hour mark but the game was lit up by Campbell's second.

The forward raced onto Bradley Orr's long ball and waited for the right moment before sending a composed finish under Ikeme.

Solbakken immediately made a triple substitution, with the withdrawal of Doyle greeted by fierce opposition from supporters. And they voiced more displeasure at the full-time whistle as Town celebrated their first win at Molineux in 21 years, with substitute Michael Chopra wasting a great chance for a third in injury time.

team line-up

13Carl Ikeme
32Kevin Foley
11Stephen Ward
16Christophe Berra
14Roger Johnson
8Karl Henry66
10Bakary Sako
26David Davis66
15Björn Sigurdarson
9Sylvain Ebanks-Blake
29Kevin Doyle66

substitutes

5Richard Stearman
20Jermaine Pennant66
27Anthony Forde
25Danny Batth
24Jamie O'Hara66
31Dorus de Vries
28Tongo Hamed Doumbia66

referee

Darren Drysdale

team line-up

13Stephen Henderson
4Luke Chambers
24Bradley Orr
20Tommy Smith
3Aaron Cresswell
11Lee Martin
8Guirane N'Daw
7Carlos Edwards
17Andy Drury71
27Daryl Murphy
5DJ Campbell81

substitutes

10Michael Chopra81
19Luke Hyam
23Nigel Reo-Coker71
1Scott Loach
9Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
6Danny Higginbotham
14Jason Scotland

referee

Darren Drysdale

match stats

possession %4653
shots on target16
shots off target35
corners32
tackles won00
offsides47