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‘The best yet’ – Daryl Murphy hails Ipswich Town win

Daryl Murphy

Daryl Murphy

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IPSWICH TOWN hero Daryl Murphy hailed the Blues’ 3-0 victory over in-form Millwall, describing it as the best team performance he has been involved in this season.

Murphy scored Town’s second goal and played a part in both DJ Campbell strikes, starting the move that led to the opener and then winning the penalty that the on-loan QPR striker despatched for the third.

Town went in a goal to the good at half-time, having put in an impressive first-half shift, yet were indebted to goalkeeper Stephen Henderson who pulled off three stunning saves as the game went from end-to-end in the opening 45 minutes.

Murphy’s goal though, soon after half-time, tamed the Lions and Mick McCarthy’s men ran out comfortable winners, ending the Londoners’ 13-game unbeaten run in the process.

“That was brilliant, we scored three goals and kept a clean sheet so we are very happy,” said Murphy, who now has four goals for the season.

“The performance was definitely the best that I have been involved in this season, we had a good shape and Stephen Henderson was excellent.

“He pulled off two or three saves in the first-half and that quality ran right through the team. Everyone was on top of their game.

“It was great for the fans too. They have been in their rights to boo us at times this season so they deserve what they got today.

“That performance has been coming for a while.”

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Ahead of Sunday’s big game, Eastern Daily Press sports reporter DAVID FREEZER brings Town fans up to date with the many changes which have happened across the border at arch rivals Norwich City since last season.

It’s just a matter of days until the East Anglian derby gets underway, watch what Town fans think the outcome will be.

Ipswich Town last won an East Anglian derby back in April 2009, beating Norwich City 3-2 at Portman Road in what turned out to be Jim Magilton’s final game in charge.

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Norwich City will ‘never, ever be a bigger club than Ipswich Town’, says Blues legend Ray Crawford.

Ipswich Town legend Terry Butcher’s son – former army captain Christopher – has died, it has been reported.

Train operator Greater Anglia is running extra services for the East Anglian derby this weekend.

West Sussex referee Tim Robinson has been put in charge of Sunday’s derby clash at Portman Road.

Former Ipswich Town and Norwich City players have recounted their East Anglian derby memories ahead of Sunday’s clash between the sides at Portman Road.

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