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Sheff Wed 0-0 Ipswich

Sheffield Wednesday shored up their defence after conceding six to Reading in midweek but could not score as they ground out a goalless draw.

Manager Brian Laws will be encouraged by their response and only the crossbar denied Marcus Tudgay's eighth-minute shot from going in.

Ipswich also hit the woodwork when David Norris' shot was pushed on to the crossbar by Lee Grant after half-time.

Jermaine Johnson then tested Richard Wright with a vicious 25-yard shot.


Sheffield Wednesday manager Brian Laws on the draw, which came days after a 6-0 drubbing by Reading:


"It was important that we bounced back and the fact that we got a clean sheet showed the character that's within the team.

"In the first half I thought we were the better team and should have gone in a goal up but as the game stretched out they started getting on top.

"The performance wasn't brilliant but I'm happy with a point. We've got to erase the result at Reading from our memories and move on from here."

Ipswich manager Jim Magilton:


"We knew there was going to be a backlash after what happened to them on Tuesday night but I thought we dominated the game and their keeper had to make three great saves.

"I thought we were very good and if we continue to play like that, we'll win more than we lose."


Sheff Wed: Grant, Spurr, Gilbert, Wood, McMahon, Watson, McAllister (Jeffers 83), Esajas (Burton 61), O'Connor, Tudgay, Johnson (Small 79).
Subs Not Used: Smith, Clarke.

Ipswich: Richard Wright, McAuley, Naylor, Volz, David Wright, Garvan, Shumulikoski, Norris, Quinn, Walters, Stead (Lisbie 69).
Subs Not Used: Supple, Miller, Haynes, Campo.

Att: 17,198

Ref: Michael Jones (Cheshire).


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