Ipswich Town returned to the top of the Championship following a 1-1 draw against Middlesbrough. Alex Jones provides his player ratings.

Vaclav Hladky

Not a lot he could do with the goal, and while his kick beforehand wasn't perfect, he was put in an awkward position. Made two excellent saves in the latter stages. The first one to deny Isaiah Jones was impressive, but the second to keep Matt Clarke's header out was astonishing. Looked good playing out from the back against a Middlesbrough side keen to press. How much will his performance mean in the context fo Town's promotion push? 9 (Man of the Match)

Axel Tuanzebe

Caught high up on a couple of occasions but wasn't punished. Put in a solid performance other than that, dealing well with Samuel Silvera and Sam Greenwood. Some nice attacking runs, winning the corner that led to the equaliser. 7

Luke Woolfenden

A couple of nervy moments against an in-form striker in Emmanuel Latte Lath. Beaten for pace a couple of times and will be frustrated by the goal. Misjudged the flight of a goal kick and then failed to foul the striker, which almost led to a goal. Some strong defensive actions and vital to Town playing out from the back, however. 6

Cameron Burgess

Like Woolfenden, will be frustrated by the way Latte Lath snuck in between the two centre-backs to score the header. Other than that, another really solid display, both on and off the ball. 7

Leif Davis

Bagged his 17th assist for the season, which easily could've been 18 if Conor Chaplin had scored from a corner earlier in the game. Had a tough game against Isaiah Jones but his creativity is unrivalled, both from open play and set pieces. 7

Sam Morsy

An excellent performance. Completed the most passes, the most tackles and the most duels. Started Town's attacks and stopped Boro's. A driving force in midfield, albeit that he'll be frustrated by a couple of moments where he almost let the visitors in to score. 8

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Massimo Luongo

Rifled home the equaliser from a corner and put in a really strong performance throughout his 77 minutes on the pitch. Dictated the flow of the game and shielded the back line. 8

Omari Hutchinson

Energetic and dangerous. Loads of dribbles, plenty of shots. Exciting to watch and always did well to take on Lukas Engel. Just didn't quite fall for him at crucial moments. 8

Conor Chaplin

Really should've scored early on, but a definite argument that he could've had a penalty. Wasn't a constant threat, but he linked up play nicely. A much improved performance after a tough week. 7

Jeremy Sarmiento

Clearly enjoyed himself. A flashy and fun performance, with some good work down the left and a bit of selfishness that you have to allow him. Possibly his best performance from the start. 7

Ali Al-Hamadi

Did well for his first start, but found it quite tricky against two top centre-backs. He certainly added something else in the final third and linked up well. A mature performance. 6

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Sub: Kieffer Moore (59')

Wrongly flagged for offside, albeit that he missed the shot. Showed his physicality and athleticism, but simply didn't work as well off the bench. 6

Sub: Nathan Broadhead (59')

Some nice moments out wide and in the box, but didn't quite have the desired impact. Flashed a late shot wide. 6

Sub: Jack Taylor (77')

Started off deep and then got moved to the no.10 position. Felt like he didn't have much of a chance to impact the game. 6

Sub: Dom Ball (89')


Sub: Lewis Travis (89')