Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 6°C

ESTD 1874 Search

MANAGER REACTION: Mick McCarthy delighted with DJ Campbell’s “silky and sexy” winner

18:19 10 November 2012

Ipswich v Burnley: Mick McCarthy was left a satisfied manager after Town secured their first home league win in seven-and-a-half months.

shares

Daryl Murphy opened the scoring in the second half after coming together with Burnley keeper Lee Grant – in a moment that had McCarthy and his opposite number, Sean Dyche, disagreeing about the validity of the goal.

Sam Vokes equalised for the Clarets, his header seemingly taking a deflection off Danny Higginbotham, but a lightning break involving Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Carlos Edwards ended with a smart finish by DJ Campbell in the 87th minute.

Summing up, McCarthy said: “It wasn’t pretty or silky or sexy. But it was dogged and determined and all those horrible words that people don’t like – but what are vital to winning games.

“The goal was silky and sexy, that was a good finish. What’s nice is having conceded a goal, we didn’t look like conceding another one, whereas the other night (against Crystal Palace) we were a bit flaky.

“The guys have gone on and made the chance and it was a great break and great finish.”

Murphy’s goal, a flick header backwards after a challenge which floored Grant, saw Burnley players surround the officials and Dyche disappointed afterwards.

But McCarthy said: “I can understand why Burnley were moaning about it. I haven’t seen it again, but I just thought he stood his ground. If he stands still and doesn’t back in, I think it is a goal.

“I thought the one in the first half when he (Grant) dropped it and the referee gave it (was nothing). I was whinging like a drain because I thought he had given a free-kick necessary.”

McCarthy was asked about whether Town could have made the game safe before Campbell’s dramatic winner after the final ball of Edwards and Nigel Reo-Coker just failed to create golden chances.

The manager said: “What he (Edwards) did was right, he just didn’t do it properly. I also thought Nigel Reo-Coker didn’t execute the final pass properly when we had a good break after. “I’ll have a look at it on Monday, maybe he could have had a shot. But if you have got DJ Campbell in your eye-sight, I’d roll it to him myself as I fancy him to score.”

shares

3 comments

  • Uh oh, don't do a PJ and start criticising individual players in public please MM.

    Report this comment

    JOHN BURLS

    Saturday, November 10, 2012

  • Uh Oh dont over react to one sentence given at a post match press conferance

    Report this comment

    TrueBlue

    Sunday, November 11, 2012

  • John, I think myself that he was actually defending the players, by saying that he would have done the same thing himself, and would have to look at it on Monday, which also deflects attention from the players. I agree completely with you that we do not want the sort of treatment that Loach had from Jewell, yet I do not think this is that. Not at all.

    Report this comment

    Kevin Bailey

    Monday, November 12, 2012

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Chrisophe Berra stays very close to Nouha Dicko. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

Wolves v Ipswich: Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says securing a Championship play-off place is his side’s to ‘big up or screw up’ following his afternoon’s valuable 1-1 draw at promotion rivals Wolves.

Tommy Smith celebrates after Wolves' defender Richard Stearman had headed in an own goal. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

Wolves v Ipswich: Ipswich Town maintained their three-point cushion over play-off rivals Wolves thanks to a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Molineux this lunch-time.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy. Photo: Andrew Patridge

Mick McCarthy admits he misses the Premier League spotlight.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy. Photo: Sarah Lucy Brown

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has challenged his team to put Wolves out of the Championship promotion pack with victory in tomorrow’s televised clash at Molineux (12.15pm).

Ipswich Town winger Stephen Hunt. Photo: James Ager

Stephen Hunt made his first Ipswich Town start in more than two months on Tuesday night. STUART WATSON spoke to the Irishman about his contract, goal premonitions and banging on Mick McCarthy’s door.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy. Photo: Sarah Lucy Brown

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy goes back into the Wolves’ den with something of a dilemma on his hands this Saturday.

Fans at the Ipswich Town v Cardiff FC match.

Almost 18,000 fans roared Ipswich Town to a crucial victory at Portman Road last night - were you there, and can you spot yourself or anyone you know in our fan gallery?

Ipswich Town FC v Cardiff FC.
Sky Bet Championship.
Cole Skuse scores for Town taking them to a 2-1 lead in the first half.

Ipswich v Cardiff: Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy hailed Cole Skuse after the midfielder ended his three-year goal drought in style during tonight’s 3-1 home win over Cardiff City.

Ipswich Town FC v Cardiff FC.
Sky Bet Championship.
Freddie Sears scores for Town.

Ipswich v Cardiff: Cole Skuse ended his three-year goal drought as Ipswich Town beat Cardiff City 3-1 in a pulsating night at Portman Road.

Mick McCarthy.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has ramped up the pressure on his players ahead of tonight’s home clash with Cardiff City, insisting the game with the Bluebirds is a must-win.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages