Wolves v Ipswich Town nostalgia: A winning return for McCarthy at Molineux

DJ Campbell celebrates his goal at Wolves on December 29, 2012. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

DJ Campbell scored 10 goals for Ipswich Town when on loan from QPR in 2012/13. Photo: Pagepix - Credit: Archant

In this week’s nostalgia, we take a look back to when Mick McCarthy enjoyed a winning return to Molineux as his Ipswich side beat Wolves 2-0, thanks to goals from Aaron Cresswell and DJ Campbell, on 29 December 2012.

DJ Campbell celebrates his goal at Wolves on December 29, 2012. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

DJ Campbell scored 10 goals for Ipswich Town when on loan from QPR in 2012/13. Photo: Pagepix - Credit: Archant

Mick McCarthy enjoyed a winning return to Molineux as Ipswich beat his former side Wolves 2-0 on December 29, 2012.

DJ Campbell celebrates his goal at Wolves on December 29, 2012. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

DJ Campbell scored 10 goals for Ipswich Town when on loan from QPR in 2012/13. Photo: Pagepix - Credit: Archant

McCarthy was back in the Black Country for the first time since being sacked in February, ending a six-year spell with Wanderers, and was joined by assistant Terry Connor, who succeeded him in the Wolves hotseat before being replaced by Norwegian Stale Solbakken.

DJ Campbell celebrates his goal at Wolves on December 29, 2012. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

DJ Campbell scored 10 goals for Ipswich Town when on loan from QPR in 2012/13. Photo: Pagepix - Credit: Archant

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DJ Campbell celebrates his goal at Wolves on December 29, 2012. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

DJ Campbell scored 10 goals for Ipswich Town when on loan from QPR in 2012/13. Photo: Pagepix - Credit: Archant

A great ovation greeted the pair before kick-off, and the returning duo saw their side in front in the 33rd minute as Aaron Cresswell opened the scoring in style with a fine right foot finish.

DJ Campbell celebrates his goal at Wolves on December 29, 2012. Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

DJ Campbell scored 10 goals for Ipswich Town when on loan from QPR in 2012/13. Photo: Pagepix - Credit: Archant

The Blues made it 2-0 on the hour mark as DJ Campbell raced onto Bradley Orr’s long ball and waited for the right moment before sending a composed finish under Wolves keeper Karl Ikeme to secure all three points.

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It was the seventh win in 12 games for McCarthy, having taken over with the Blues rock bottom at the start of November.

Town XI: Henderson, Cresswell, Chambers, Smith, Orr, Edwards, N’Daw, Martin, Drury (Reo-Coker 70), Campbell (Chopra 80), Murphy. Not used: Loach, Higginbotham, Emmanuel-Thomas, Hyam, Jason Scotland.

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