Wright earns Ipswich point
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Wright earned Ipswich a point against old club Norwich in a 1-1 draw.
David Wright earned Ipswich Town a point against former club Norwich City in a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road.
The full-back, who previously spent a loan spell with The Canaries, equalised in the second half after Dickson Etuhu's early goal in a hard-fought East Anglian derby.
Norwich were in front after just five minutes when Etuhu, who had flicked on a long ball, darted into the box to meet Darren Huckerby's cross at the near post.
Etuhu headed a Mark Fotheringham corner wide, while Robert Earnshaw - starting his first game in over three months - shot over for the dominant hosts.
Late in the first half, Francis Jeffers saw his 30-yard drive beaten out by Tony Warner, while the visitors started the second half more positively with Owen Garvan's shot cleared off the line.
Norwich responded with Lee Mason volleying over from Huckerby's cross at the far post before Ipswich levelled on 62 minutes.
Wright galloped onto Gary Roberts' pass and, though his initial cross was blocked, he reacted quickest to the loose ball to poke his shot past Warner.
The home side pushed for a winner late on as Huckerby's shot was denied by the legs of Shane Supple, while Etuhu headed wide from another set-piece.