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PLAYER’S REACTION: ‘I never felt like we were going to lose,’ says Murphy

PUBLISHED: 18:27 10 November 2012

DARYL Murphy says he sensed a change in mood among the Ipswich Town players after they showed tremendous character to secure a 2-1 win over Burnley at Portman Road.

The Blues led 1-0 through Murphy’s 50th minute header, but were pegged back against the run of play with 10 minutes to go when substitute Sam Vokes headed home.

Having let 1-0 leads slip in the final five matches of Paul Jewell’s managerial regime, a sense of nervousness suddenly swept around a Portman Road crowd who hadn’t witnessed a league win in more than seven moths.

The players showed superb spirit though and sealed a fully deserved victory three minutes from time when DJ Campbell produced a deft finish following a flowing counter-attacking move.

Having claimed six points from Mick McCarthy’s first three games in charge, the Blues are now off the bottom of the Championship table.

“It’s a feeling of joy more than anything to get that first home win,” said Murphy, who scored the winner in Town’s previous home league win – a 1-0 victory over Barsley on March 31.

“We’ve been waiting a long time for that, especially at home, and I thought we deserved the win today. A draw would have been a little harsh on us, considering the way we’ve played.

“There was a real sense that we weren’t going to lose today. In recent games we’ve conceded late goals but today I thought we showed a lot of character and fully deserved the three points.”

– See Monday’s EADT and Ipswich Star for match analysis and more reaction.

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