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Wolves 0-0 Ipswich

Michael Kightly and Tommy Miller
Kightly holds off Tommy Miller during an uninspired match at the Molineux

Wolves and Ipswich played out a dour goalless draw at the Molineux but the hosts still maintain a three-point lead at top of the Championship table.

But it was another less than convincing display from Wolves, who have stuttered of late despite topping the table.

Once again, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake was the hosts' brightest spark and he almost won it when his curler hit the bar.

Michael Kightly also fired wide, while Ipswich offered little going forward, happy as they were with the draw.

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy:
"It was a point gained all the time for me against a team who have been beaten by three goals in their last two outings and who have not played for a week. They were fresher than us.

"The lads have done everything they possibly can, I thought they were brilliant, terrific - they just didn't manage to get the goal.

"Ipswich came and played 4-5-1 and didn't really have any ambition in terms of winning the game from the start."

Ipswich manager Jim Magilton:

"There's nine games to go and we are proving that we're a match for the Championship leaders.

"What we haven't got, and haven't had this year, is that consistency. If we can apply ourselves in the manner in which we did here then we're in with a shout.

"I believe we can still do it, of course I do."

Wolves: Hennessey, Foley, Berra, Craddock, Hill (Keogh 80), Reid (Kightly 46), Jones, Edwards, Stephen Ward, Iwelumo (Vokes 57), Ebanks-Blake.
Subs Not Used: Darren Ward, Stearman.

Booked: Craddock.

Ipswich: Richard Wright, David Wright, Campo, Balkestein, Thatcher, Walters (Counago 38), Norris, Miller, Quinn, Civelli, Lisbie (Stead 72).
Subs Not Used: Supple, Garvan, Bruce.

Booked: Thatcher, Norris, Quinn, David Wright.

Att: 22,227.

Ref: Graham Salisbury (Lancashire).

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