Arran Lee-Barrett’s delight over man of the match display

ARRAN Lee-Barrett today proved there was life after England keeper David Stockdale after a stunning first half display set Ipswich Town on the road to a 1-0 win over Derby County.

The Blues’ first clean sheet in nine matches owed much to Lee-Barrett who made four vital saves during the opening 45 minutes.

And the keeper said: “I was delighted to play and I love playing at Portman Road.

“The second 45 minutes last week (the 5-3 win over Barnsley) was the starting point. We wanted to take it into today. These two wins can give us confidence.”

This afternoon’s match at Portman Road hinged on a controversial goal by Keith Andrews – his ninth of the season – after just 33 seconds of the second half.


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The skipper’s header was hacked clear from the goalline but the goal was eventually given after a period of consultation between the officials.

And Lee-Barrett said: “We have just seen the replay and we definitely think it was over the line – but then we are going to say that. From the reaction, you could see everyone was convinced it was in.”

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