Video & Galleries: Ipswich Town fans cheer Blues on in cup nailbiter
THOUSANDS of Ipswich Town fans sung their hearts out at the Emirates Stadium in London as their beloved Blues fell 3-0 to Arsenal in the Carling Cup.
Scores of supporters boarded coaches to take them to Arsenal’s stadium for Tuesday night’s Carling Cup semi final second leg tie.
A total of 9,000 Super Blues fans packed out the North London arena hoping to roar the team on to Wembley.
Many were clutching rugby balls, after Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas accused the Blues of playing rugby, rather than football in the famous first leg win at Portman Road.
But the dream was not to be, and Ipswich fell at the final hurdle, losing 3-1 on aggregate.
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One fan Joe Osborn, from Kesgrave, said: “The Emirates was a fantastic stadium with a great pitch.
“Our fans made a lot of noise up until the first goal went in. After that it fizzled out a bit but then we sang through right to the end.
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“It was a great atmosphere and I’m proud of the players for their efforts. It was probably a fair result in the end.
“Arsenal put us under a lot of pressure but we’ve done so well to get one step away from Wembley.”
Glenn Williamson, 30, an avid Town fan, said: “Emirates was a fantastic stadium and the Ipswich fans did the Tractor Boys proud.
“Unfortunately they just couldn’t hold out in the end.”