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Jewell rues errors and missed chances

20 September 2012

Ipswich Town boss Paul Jewell blamed errors at either end as his side suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to Wolves.

Tommy Smith's calamitous own goal and a second from Wolves substitute Tongo Doumbia left Ipswich second from bottom in the npower Championship table with five points from six games.

It would have been a different story, though, had the hosts taken their chances and not made such basic errors for the goals.

"We're not just missing half-chances - they're gilt-edged opportunities," said Jewell.

"We were the better side but we were wasteful, just as we had been on Saturday (a 2-0 defeat at Middlesbrough).

"If we'd got the first goal, the confidence would have flowed. Instead, we're edgy and there's no easy way out of the situation we're in. That's life and that's football, but as manager I take full responsibility."

Wolves went close before their goals, especially when Kevin Doyle volleyed against a post after good work by Bjorn Sigurdarson.

Boss Stale Solbakken said: "We were pleased to win our first away match of the season. It was hard work and could have gone either way.

"In the first half both teams were very organised. There were few chances and it was hard for both sides to open each other up.

"In the second half there were a lot more chances, though. The Ipswich defender (Smith) was very unlucky (with the own goal) but we haven't had much luck so far so maybe it was our turn today."

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