Ipswich Town v Wolves nostalgia: McCarthy’s Wolves sent packing at Portman Road in 2007

Alan Lee celebrates his goal as Ipswich Town beat Wolves 3-0 at Portman Road

Alan Lee celebrates his goal as Ipswich Town beat Wolves 3-0 at Portman Road - Credit: Archant

In this week’s nostalgia we take a look back to October 2007, when Mick McCarthy’s Wolves came to Portman Road but were sent away with their tails between their legs.

Pablo Counago celebrates his goal with his team-mates as Ipswich beat Wolves 3-0 at Portman Road

Pablo Counago celebrates his goal with his team-mates as Ipswich beat Wolves 3-0 at Portman Road - Credit: Archant

Ipswich survived an early onslaught, including a missed penalty by Freddy Eastwood, to rack up a tenth successive home win and move into the play-off places as they beat Mick McCarthy’s Wolves at Portman Road in October 2007.

Pablo Counago celebrates his goal with Billy Clarke in the 3-0 win over Wolves at Portman Road in Oc

Pablo Counago celebrates his goal with Billy Clarke in the 3-0 win over Wolves at Portman Road in October 2012 - Credit: Archant

Wolves looked to have made the best possible start when Fabian Wilnis left a back-pass to goalkeeper Neil Alexander short, Michael Kightly nipped in and Alexander clipped him to concede a spot-kick.

Neil Alexander saves Freddy Eastwood's penalty kick

Neil Alexander saves Freddy Eastwood's penalty kick - Credit: Archant

However, Eastwood’s stuttering run-up didn’t fool the home keeper, who made his second penalty save of the week by diving to his right to beat away the Wales international’s poor effort.

Alan Lee celebrates his opener for Ipswich with skipper Jason De Vos in the 3-0 win over Wolves at P

Alan Lee celebrates his opener for Ipswich with skipper Jason De Vos in the 3-0 win over Wolves at Portman Road - Credit: Archant

Still Wolves continued to pour forward, but Ipswich steadily worked their way into the game and on 42 minutes Owen Garvan played a through ball into Alan Lee, who held off Jody Craddock’s challenge before curling the ball beyond the keeper with the outside of his boot to make it 1-0 to the Blues.

Pablo Counago celebrates his goal

Pablo Counago celebrates his goal - Credit: Archant


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Town then doubled their lead on 52 minutes, as a quick Jon Walters throw was collected by Pablo Counago and the Spaniard tricked his way beyond Darren Ward before slamming past Hennessey.

Danny Haynes makes it 3-0 to the blues in stoppage time

Danny Haynes makes it 3-0 to the blues in stoppage time - Credit: Archant

Wolves tried to rally and Bothroyd had the ball in the net from a Seyi Olofinjana cross but was well offside, before Danny Haynes sealed the win in stoppage time when he took a ball from Dan Harding and turned his marker Neil Collins inside out before hitting a rocket of a left-foot shot past Hennessey from 15 yards out.

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