Wednesday’s search for a first Championship win of the season continues after a dire display in today’s home defeat to Ipswich.
The final scoreline may have only been 1-0 but it could easily have been more, keeper Devis Vasquez producing several fine stops, while we didn’t manage a shot on target and hardly put together a decent move of note throughout the game.
Vasquez was soon in action, saving well from Freddie Ladapo early on and then denying Wes Burns on 36 minutes, Conor Chaplin sending the rebound wide.
However, just as it looked like being a goalless first half, the visitors broke the deadlock minutes before the break, Chaplin turning home from 12 yards despite the efforts of Wednesday defenders to keep the ball out of the goal.
It was almost 2-0 minutes into the second half, Vasquez producing a cracking save to keep out a powerful close-range header from Harry Clarke.
Wednesday rallied briefly but that pressure was shortlived and ex-Owl George Hirst, introduced during the second period, twice had chances to double the Ipswich lead with Vasquez again coming to the rescue on the second occasion.
Not surprisingly, the final whistle was greeted with boos from many of the Wednesday fans still in the ground, after another hugely disappointing performance that leaves us with one point and only Middlesbrough below us in the table after six matches.
Boro are our next opponents, at Hillsborough on Tuesday evening, and with Wednesday boss Xisco Munoz now under growing pressure to turn around results after such a poor start to our Championship return.
Vasquez, Paterson, Iorfa (Bernard 29), Palmer, Famewo, Delgado, Byers, Hendrick (Musaba 74), Windass, Gregory (Buckley 46), Smith (Fletcher 46). Unused subs: Dawson, Valentin, Ihiekwe, Bakinson, James. Att:25, 938.