Ratings: Positive displays despite Wednesday sucker punch - Ipswich grades from 2-2 draw

Sharp shooter Martyn Waghorn celebrates giving Town a 2-1 lead over Sheffield Wednesday. Picture:

Sharp shooter Martyn Waghorn celebrates giving Town a 2-1 lead over Sheffield Wednesday. Picture: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Sports writer Andy Warren hands out his ratings following Ipswich Town’s heartbreaking draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday.

Bartosz Bialkowski

Had nothing to do for the entire evening but pick the ball out of the net twice. Had little chance against a good Hooper penalty or Nuhiu’s towering header. 6

Jordan Spence

Made some timely blocks in the first half as he battled well against Adam Reach. Flicked on for Garner’s opener but was the guilty party as his flailing arm lead to Hooper’s penalty. Had a chance to make it 3-1 but couldn’t bring the ball under control. 6


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Luke Chambers

Much better from the Ipswich captain who looked after the Wednesday front two of Hooper and Rhodes well following a tough examination at Hull. Partnered Webster superbly as the duo largely snuffed out the Wednesday threat. 7

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Adam Webster

Much of the focus after the game will be on whether the defender could have done more to stop the heartbreaking equaliser. In truth, he was beaten by a player who timed his jump superbly and used his real strength when it mattered. Other than that, Webster controlled the Wednesday front line well. 7

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Myles Kenlock

Was caught out of position on occasion but a reasonably comfortable display on a rare appearance, although he was unable to gallop forward as he managed to so well at the end of last season. 6

Callum Connolly

Tested Westwood with a driven effort in the first half and got about the pitch well, putting in a foot where necessary. Having arrived as a right back he has certainly impressed in the middle of midfield. Unfortunate his flying foot could not stop Reach’s cross for the leveller. 8

Cole Skuse

Is thriving in a more advanced role and often found himself bursting through the middle or as the most advanced in a Blue shirt. Another good display. 7

David McGoldrick

Suffered a nasty injury in the opening minutes following a bad tackle from Loovens, who raked his studs down the Ipswich man’s midriff. Picked himself up well to play out the first half after suffering a bad gash to his groin. 6

Martyn Waghorn

Was busy throughout the contest and missed one good first-half chance as he shot straight at Westwood, but he headed home superbly to find the net with a goal which looked like it was going to win it for the Blues. 8

Bersant Celina

Whenever the youngster gets the ball you always expect something to happen, but on this occasion he endured a quiet evening before being replaced by the returning Huws. Missed a header in the first half but stood there waiting as Sears failed to find him in the second. 6

Joe Garner

Led the line well as always but saw a little more of the ball than he has in recent games. A great instinctive finish for the goal which is no more than he deserved after seven without finding the net. 8

Freddie Sears (for McGoldrick 45)

Looked a little more confident than in recent appearances, as he supplied the ball which led to Waghorn’s strike. But he couldn’t keep hold of the ball when Ipswich tried to run out the clock and the Blues were punished. Also should have squared for an unmarked Celina. 6

Emyr Huws (for Celina, 67)

A very promising return from the Welshman as he was involved in Waghorn’s goal within minutes of his introduction. Used his vision well but clearly has a way to go before he is completely match fit. 7

Grant Ward (for Waghorn, 78)

Another decent contribution as a substitute without any real incidents of note. 6

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