Match Reports

Ipswich 2-2 Albion

Albion in action against Ipswich Town.

Albion drew 2-2 with Ipswich Town in an action-packed Sky Bet Championship clash on Saturday afternoon.

The Baggies held a slender advantage at half-time thanks to Tom Fellows’ superb solo strike, but Ipswich quickly equalised through Nathan Broadhead’s 46th-minute volley.

Substitute John Swift scored what looked like the match-winner, firing in another excellent goal from 25 yards to earn the visitors a lead which they held until stoppage time.

However, Ipswich Town left it late to earn a share of the spoils with a set piece falling to Omari Hutchinson to volley home in the 94th minute.

Carlos Corberán’s men return home this Tuesday as Cardiff visit The Hawthorns.

An image of Tom Fellows celebrating his goal against Ipswich

Corberán made one change to the team that beat Birmingham, bringing in last weekend’s goalscorer Andi Weimann for John Swift.

And his team started superbly - Fellows and Andi Weimann both firing decent chances off-target in an opening period where Albion looked bright.

They then managed to find a deserved first goal around the 20-minute mark, and it was those two combining to create it. Weimann played a ball over the top, Fellows out-muscled the Town defender, got into the box and fired an excellent low finish past Vaclav Hladky.

An image of Tom Fellows celebrating his goal against Ipswich

Portman Road was stunned - the hosts had only lost once at home all season. They had an immediate break to hit back midway through the half when the ball fell to Conor Chaplin 12-yards out, but he could only side-foot over.

Further opportunities fell to Sam Morsy, Wes Burns and Harry Clarke ahead of the interval - yet Alex Palmer and his defenders stood firm to ensure they took a one-goal lead into half time.

An image of Okay Yokuslu on the ball against Ipswich

However, the home team found an equaliser just one minute after the restart via Broadhead - the Town player converting a volley from close-range to make it 1-1.

Albion thought they notched a second just before the hour-mark, with Weimann getting on the end of substitute Daryl Dike’s flick. Yet the referee spotted a handball from the Baggies striker and, rightly, ruled it out.

Corberán’s visitors did find a second in Suffolk, though, and it was a Swift stunner to put them back in front. The attacking midfielder sent a wonderful low shot towards the bottom corner, beating Ipswich’s goalkeeper and sparking great scenes in the away end.

An image of John Swift celebrating his goal against Ipswich

However, Ipswich responded in late fashion through Hutchinson. A set piece ended up falling to the loanee forward, who lashed home a powerful volley to earn the Tractor Boys a share of the spoils.

Albion: Palmer; Furlong, Kipre, Bartley (Chalobah 46), Townsend; Yokuslu, Mowatt; Wallace, Weimann (Pipa 83), Fellows (Johnston 56); Thomas-Asante (Dike 56, Swift 65).

Substitutes: Griffiths, Pieters, Hall, Pipa, Marshall.