Leeds United left needing snookers but Ipswich Town late drama provides some hope

Ipswich Town still need four points from their final two games of the season to secure automatic promotion and ensure Leeds United must have to go through the play-offs if they are to make an immediate return to the Premier League. A 3-3 draw on Saturday night at Hull City took Ipswich level on 90 points with Leeds heading into the final week of the league season and with a game in hand still to play., but with the Whites boasting a far greater goal difference.

The result keeps Leeds' slim hopes of finishing second alive, and they're much better than they were with just minutes of this pulsating game remaining when it looked like the visitors were going to claim what for them would have been a huge win.

The Tractor Boys went into the game with the significant boost of having seen Leeds put to the sword by Queens Park Rangers 24 hours earlier, a result that left them in a commanding position in the race for automatic promotion alongside Leicester City, who secured their Premier League return as a result of Leeds' 4-0 loss at Loftus Road.

Ipswich now have two games remaining, an away game on Tuesday night against a Coventry City team with nothing to play for, and then a home game with Huddersfield Town, who were today effectively relegated, if not yet mathematically so. Kieran McKenna's team will fancy their chances in both games of taking maximum points but only need one win and a draw.

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Ipswich twice led in the first half at the MKM Stadium, taking a 2-1 advantage into the break thanks to goals from George Hirst and Omari Hutchinson, with Ozan Tufan initially equalising for the Tigers. The hosts were soon level again in the second half thanks to Manchester City loanee Liam Delap, but Ipswich then thought they'd won the game through Hutchinson's second goal to claim what would have been three massive points.

That looked to be the case until Noah Ohio spoiled the visiting party and sent the home fans wild with an 87th minute equaliser, which left Ipswich with work to do and kept Hull's play-off hopes alive heading into the final day.