Ipswich 0-0 Huddersfield- Match Report

Ipswich held to goalless draw at home by HuddersfieldIpswich made it five matches without a win after being held to a drab goalless draw by resolute Huddersfield Town.Chances were few and far between although David McGoldrick missed a golden chance to claim the three points when his injury time shot was saved by the legs of Jed Steer.Moments later, Huddersfield striker James Vaughan was shown a straight red card after throwing the ball in the face of Ipswich left-back Jonas Knudsen following a dispute over a throw-in.The two injury-time flashpoints went against most of the match in a poor advert for the Championship.Anything less than a point would have been harsh on Huddersfield who had the better of the first half.In the fourth minute, they fashioned the first chance when Ishmael Miller escaped the attentions of Tommy Smith but his shot at goal was well blocked by the sliding Christophe Berra.The muscular frontman then screwed a shot wide as Ipswich were again outdone on the counter attack.A scrappy first half an hour almost ended with the deadline being broken by the visitors when Miller beat Smith in the air allowing strike partner Nahki Wells to break clear.He poked his shot beyond Ipswich keeper Dean Gerken but centre back Berra was on hand to clear the ball off the line.It took the home side 36 minutes before registering a shot at goal - Cole Skuse's hopeful 30-yarder comfortably held by Steer.Mick McCarthy wasted little time in turning to crowd favourite McGoldrick, bringing on the striker at half-time, and Town's number 10 was quickly in the action rounding off a good move with a shot from the edge of the area which lacked the power to test Steer.Chances continued to be few and far between with McGoldrick firing over from long distance before Freddie Sears' low drive was well held by the Huddersfield keeper.It was an improved showing from the hosts and unmarked Jonathan Douglas headed an Ainsley Maitland-Niles free kick just over with 17 minutes left.Huddersfield almost claimed the points with seven minutes left when Emyr Huws' shot through a crowded area was well parried by Gerken and neither Wells nor sub Vaughan could apply the right finishing touch to the rebound.The best chance of the match came in injury time when Larsen Toure's effort was deflected into the path of McGoldrick and the striker's snap-shot from 10 yards was pushed away by Steer's legs.Moments later, Huddersfield were reduced to 10 men when sub Vaughan was sent off following his altercation with Knudsen

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