Who impressed and who failed to deliver?: Player ratings from Town’s Hull rescue act

Joe Garner is sandwiched at Hull during the first half. Picture PAGEPIX

Joe Garner is sandwiched at Hull during the first half. Picture PAGEPIX - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Sports writer Andy Warren rates the Ipswich Town players following their dramatic 2-2 draw at Hull.

Bartosz Bialkowski

Had little chance with the opening goal, although he was able to get a hand to it, and otherwise did everything needed of him. Could do nothing about the second either as he was left exposed. 6

Jordan Spence

Had to deal with most of the Hull attacking threat during the first half and did well, largely keeping Grosicki quiet. Saw the ball fly behind him for the first goal but there was nothing he could do, before grabbing the equaliser. 7


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Luke Chambers

Looked after Dicko well in the first half but was at fault for the second goal as he was caught under a long ball, he then couldn’t make the second ball and was punished for it. 6

Jordan Spence celebrates his second half equaliser against Hull Picture Pagepix

Jordan Spence celebrates his second half equaliser against Hull Picture Pagepix - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

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Adam Webster

Took a whack to the head in the closing stages of a first half in which he defended well both in the air and on the ground. His flailing leg deflected Grosicki’s cross for the Hull equaliser but he bounced back well in the second period and helped deliver the equaliser. 7

Jonas Knudsen

Battled away well throughout in defence and got forward well at times to support Celina in attack. Is one of Ipswich’s most consistent players, even if he did nearly sell his goalkeeper short with a tame back pass. 7

Callum Connolly

Got stuck in during the first half and played an anchoring role which allowed Skuse to get forward at times. Was booked for a late tackle on Seb Larsson as the game got away from him a little in the second period before he was replaced by Bru. 6

David McGoldrick holds his head after having a second half penalty saved at Hull Picture Pagepix

David McGoldrick holds his head after having a second half penalty saved at Hull Picture Pagepix - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Cole Skuse

Was everywhere in the first half, clearing up balls with feet and head and even bursting forward to join in attacks on occasions. In the absence of so many central midfield players the former Bristol City men stepped up superbly. 8

Bersant Celina

Had one effort which tested McGregor and got into the box well on occasions, but nowhere near as readily as in recent weeks. Pulled out of a few 50/50 balls which were there to be won. 6

David McGoldrick

Good finish to put the Blues ahead as he picked his spot and found the bottom corner with supreme calmness. Was at the heart of everything good for the Blues in the opening period before fading, but will be grateful his penalty miss was not too costly. 7

Martyn Waghorn

A very quiet afternoon for Town’s leading scorer, who had no real efforts on goal to speak of. Linked play well at times but struggled to get on the ball in the second period aside from winning the penalty. 6

Joe Garner

Tested McGregor early in the game and tried his luck from long range without reward. That’s now seven without a goal for the former Rangers man, but he put himself about well as he always does. Perhaps lucky not to be sent off following two clashes with Michael Hector. 6

Grant Ward (for Waghorn, 80)

Didn’t have too much time to make an impact but looked lively in the time he was on the field. 6

Kevin Bru (for Connolly, 80)

Introduced into the middle of midfield and kept things ticking over. 6

Freddie Sears (for McGoldrick, 86)

Will need more time on the field than this if he is to recapture any kind of form. 6

Unused subs: Gerken, Iorfa, Nydam, Kenlock

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