Nuhiu’s last-gasp header salvages point

Atdhe Nuhiu’s first goal for 21 months saw us rescue a point in the last minute of added time at Portman Road on Wednesday evening.

We looked to be heading for defeat in a lacklustre and disjointed display until Nuhiu struck with an excellent far post header after 43 games without a goal.

Ipswich looked the more likely side to open the scoring in the first-half while Jordan Rhodes headed wide when well placed, and we fell behind soon after the restart when slack marking from a corner allowed Joe Garner to net from three yards.

Wednesday began to look more threatening with the introduction of Kieran Lee and Stephen Fletcher around the hour-mark and we were back on level terms after 64 minutes. Ex-Owls loanee Jordan Spence was adjudged to have handled in the box and Gary Hooper smashed home the resulting penalty – our first spot kick in 34 games.

However, hopes of Wednesday turning the game on its head were ended within six minutes when more poor defending led to Martyn Waghorn being left free to nod home from eight yards out.

Ipswich were happy to run down the clock in the closing minutes but, just when it looked as though we were on course for defeat, Nuhiu rose to head home in style with 94 minutes on the clock.

The point stretches our unbeaten run to five games, takes us up one place into 11th position and four points away from the play-offs.

Westwood, Hunt, Lees, Loovens, Fox (Fletcher 60), Wallace (Lee 62), Butterfield, Bannan, Reach, Rhodes (Nuhiu 87), Hooper. Unused subs: Jones, van Aken, Palmer, Wildsmith.



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