An unbelievable screamer from Jack Taylor sees Ipswich Town knock out Wolves in the Carabao Cup Third Round at Portman Road on Tuesday.
The Championship high-flyers stunned their Premier League opponents as they fought back from two goals down to reach the the fourth round of the competition.
Jack Taylor produced a spectacular long-range strike to seal the comeback with the Tractorboys reaching the last-16 for the first time since 2010.
Hwang Hee-chan and Toti had put Wolverhampton Wanderers in a two goal lead after just 15 minutes, however, Omari Hutchinson and Freddie Ladapo got themselves on the scoresheet to ensured the hosts ended the first half level.
What a strike that is from Ipswich’s Jack Taylor. Bloody hell. pic.twitter.com/B2ZjD6BAnY
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) September 27, 2023
Town: Hladky, Ball, Edmundson, Baggott, Williams, Evans (C), Taylor (Luongo, 81), Jackson (Burns, 81), Harness (Aluko, 70), Hutchinson (Humphreys, 70), Ladapo (Hirst, 70).
Subs: Slicker, Donacien, Woolfenden, Chaplin.
Wolves: Bentley, Doherty, S Bueno, Traore, Hwang (Silva, 69), H Bueno (Ait-Nouri – 46), Kalajdzic (Fraser, 63), Jonny, Doyle (Gomes, 73), Sarabia (Cunha, 63), Toti.
Subs: King, Ait-Nouri, Kilman, Gonzalez, Hodge.
Ipswich manager Kieran McKenna on BBC 5 Live: “I am really proud of the players. It has been a few years since the club has faced Premier League opposition. To go down 2-0 down so early on we needed to show our character and bravery to keep being aggresive on and off the ball.
“We deservedly grew back into the game and it was a great way to win it in the second-half.
“We are getting tested every week in the Championship, it is a big step up and one of our goals was to get a Premier League club and to test ourselves. It is a good marker for us and good experience from the players.”
On what it means to the fans: “It is a good value ticket and we appreciate the fans coming with numbers, it is up to us to give performances and give them a team to be proud of. The connection is great between staff, owners and fans.
“It is up to us to keep working hard and building them connections.”
On who he wants to face next: “Still some big teams in the competition and it will be great for the team. Whoever we get we will be happy that we are still in the competition.”
🎥 The thoughts of Manager Kieran McKenna following this evening’s victory over Wolves.#itfc
— Ipswich Town (@IpswichTown) September 26, 2023
Wolves boss Gary O’Neil said: “I thought we looked like a team that hadn’t played together much. I thought the boys gave everything and there were some good bits and then there were some bad bits that looked like a team that had been put together, versus a team which has been together a long time, and we came out on the wrong side of it.
“I don’t think there was much in it, especially second half, I don’t think they had much at all. ‘Bents’ didn’t have much to do. Obviously, the boy scores a worldie from a long way out and we huffed and puffed with a few chances. There wasn’t much in the game.
“We came up against a side in a good vein of form. Disappointed to go from 2-0, where we were in control. A sloppy first goal changed the momentum a bit. Second half they didn’t cause us many problems at all, and we missed a couple of decent chances around their goal.
“There’s no magic wand, it’s hard work, and there’s stuff which needs to be fixed and we’re working hard on fixing them. We’re disappointed with the result, but we have to pick ourselves up and be ready to go again. Tough game coming at the weekend.
“There were some changes enforced, Sasa was asking to come off because he’d run his race and couldn’t do any longer. Channy’s had some hamstring injuries and definitely wasn’t one who needed to do 90 this evening with big games coming. Some of the other lads got some good minutes into them which will be important. I thought Bouba Traore was excellent.
“The game’s changed a lot and you have big squads, and you need people to get minutes. Some of them deserved minutes, they work their socks off every day and have been waiting for an opportunity. Some of them got that today and I thought Bouba did well, Tommy Doyle did well, Channy obviously did well.
“Channy’s fine. He was feeling a bit tired towards the end, and he was doing a lot of running. He had a good game, to be fair, he caused them some problems running in behind, but the squad’s not the biggest or deepest, especially in those areas where Channy plays. It’s always a tough balance between wanting to keep him on, but if something happens and we lose him for league games we’d be kicking ourselves.”
This is how fans reacted to the unbelievable screamer from Jack Taylor which sees Ipswich knock out Wolves in the Carabao Cup…
@itfc_louis: That’s the material for tonight sorted
@MacOrTrail: The whole lot. Glorious.
@bails4223: Class from back to front…..great example to youngsters to move the ball quickly coupled with movements opens up opponents. 👏👏💙
@Greenfield19R: McKennaball. Beautiful to watch 😍
@MikeSchofield7: Shout out the class comms as always @GlennComms
@ITFCOYB: When you see this goal you realise just how important the new pitch is to what we are doing now. It barely leaves the deck and the players have full confidence in it. Well done owners and Ashton for making it happen.
@StevenFarrell99: Some goal that 👏
@MaxiWardley: Well, I think I’ve watched this 14 times already 😂😂
@tomblock01: People around me were shouting “get rid” as usual
@CabezaJake: This is sexual 😍🤤
@herfy_99: Gobsmacked, unbelievable strike!👏👏👏👏👏💙🤍
@joeh50: Why are Ipswich all of a sudden this good, I don’t understand
@TheSegITFC: McKenna ball at its finest. Against a Premier League side too. Sexy, sexy football. These are special special times we’re living in. We got what we wished for. #ITFC
@nick_smith49: This is our 2nd team as well, the passing move as well as a goal. Honestly I think we’re scary good #itfc
@JoshMakkie12: He only scores bangers. #pufc
@tractorphil79: Make 10 changes from weekend, still play beautiful quick passing football from back to front against a Premier League team, finish the move with a worldy strike. 😍🚜💙 #itfc