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Ipswich Town 6-0 Sheffield Wednesday: Tractor Boys back up to second

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Ipswich Town 6-0 Sheffield Wednesday: Tractor Boys back up to second

Nathan Broadhead scored the third goal in Ipswich’s rout

Omari Hutchinson scored twice in a virtuoso performance as Ipswich Town put six goals past Sheffield Wednesday to reclaim second place in the Championship.

With promotion rivals Leeds facing Millwall on Sunday, the Tractor Boys took their chance to bounce back from last week’s stoppage-time defeat at Cardiff and notch up a seventh win in the last eight games.

The result was never in doubt as Hutchinson, Cameron Burgess and Nathan Broadhead goals had the game won by half-time.

Hutchinson added his second, and created two more for substitute Ali Al-Hamadi as Ipswich made it consecutive defeats for relegation-troubled Wednesday.

Ipswich suffered the heartache of losing to a goal in the 100th minute at Cardiff that interrupted a run of six straight victories which had given them a second wind in a breathless promotion race.

They hit back from that disappointment in fine style against a Wednesday side who have roused themselves from their slumber under the guidance of German manager Danny Rohl and went into the game having won five of the previous seven.

The Tractor Boys were without 12-goal leading goalscorer Conor Chaplin, who was injured in training this week, but it made no difference they scored three times in each half.

Chelsea loanee Hutchinson took centre stage in a fine team display, and he opened the scoring by turning and reversing his shot into the far corner after the Wednesday defence gave him too much space.

Ipswich suffered another injury blow as Wales winger Wes Burns limped off with what seemed to be a muscle problem that makes him a doubt for his country’s upcoming internationals.

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That could not interrupt the home side’s rhythm, however, and after Kieffer Moore headed Leif Davis’ corner against the bar, Cameron Burgess snapped up his first goal of the season to double the lead.

Ipswich made it three in added time in the first half with a slick move as Moore held up the ball, played in subtitute Kayden Jackson, and his cross was neatly turned home by Broadhead for his 12th goal of the season.

Any thoughts of a revival by the away side were quashed within three minutes of the restart as Broadhead played in Hutchinson and he netted his fifth goal in his last five Portman Road appearances, and took his season tally to eight.

With the game as good as won and Wednesday offering little resistance, Ipswich scaled down their efforts in the second half but the introduction of Al-Hamadi spiced it up and brought two late goals that boost the team’s goal difference in what could be a tight fight for the top two places.

Hutchinson’s driving run scattered the defence and when Jeremy Sarmiento’s shot was parried by keeper James Beadle, Al-Hamadi snapped up the rebound.

Hutchinson had one last delight for the fans, dancing into the box and teeing up Al-Hamadi for the sixth goal.

Line-ups

Ipswich

Formation 4-2-3-1

31 Smooth

40Tuanzebe6Woolfenden15Burgess3Davis

25Luongo5Morsy

7Burns20Hutchinson33Broadhead

24Moore

31Hladky40Tuanzebe6Woolfenden15Burgess3Davis25LuongoSubstituted forTravisat 85’minutes5MorsySubstituted forTaylorat 85’minutes7BurnsSubstituted forJacksonat 38’minutes20HutchinsonBooked at 34mins33BroadheadSubstituted forSarmientoat 72’minutes24MooreSubstituted forAl Hamadiat 72’minutesSubstitutes1 Walton2Clarke4Edmundson11Harness14Taylor16Al Hamadi19Jackson21Sarmiento28Travis

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-3-3

26 Beadle

6Iorfa20Ihiekwe17Bernard18Johnson

36Poveda4Vaulks10Bannan

45Musaba12Ugbo41Gassama

26Beadle6IorfaSubstituted forFamewoat 77’minutes20IhiekweBooked at 32mins17Bernard18Johnson36PovedaSubstituted forWilksat 53’minutes4VaulksBooked at 86mins10BannanSubstituted forDiabyat 45’minutes45Musaba12UgboSubstituted forSmithat 65’minutes41GassamaSubstituted forValentínat 45′ minutesSubstitutes1Dawson2Palmer5Diaby7Wilks14Valentín23Famewo24Smith42Cadamarteri44Diaby

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Referee:Leigh Doughty

Attendance:29,325

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 6, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 6, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

Foul by Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town).

Anthony Musaba (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal! Ipswich Town 6, Sheffield Wednesday 0. Ali Al Hamadi (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Omari Hutchinson.

Foul by Axel Tuanzebe (Ipswich Town).

Anthony Musaba (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Axel Tuanzebe (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Anthony Musaba (Sheffield Wednesday).

Will Vaulks (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lewis Travis (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Will Vaulks (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jack Taylor replaces Sam Morsy.

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Lewis Travis replaces Massimo Luongo.

Attempt missed. Mallik Wilks (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Pol Valentín.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Leif Davis is caught offside.

Goal! Ipswich Town 5, Sheffield Wednesday 0. Ali Al Hamadi (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jeremy Sarmiento (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Omari Hutchinson.

Václav Hladky (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mallik Wilks (Sheffield Wednesday).

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