Blues boss bemoans bad luck and misses

JIM Magilton bemoaned two dropped points after Ipswich Town missing a host of chances and three penalty decisions went against them in their 0-0 draw at home to QPR.

Derek Davis

JIM Magilton bemoaned two dropped points after Ipswich Town missing a host of chances and three penalty decisions went against them in their 0-0 draw at home to QPR.

The Blues were also adamant that the ball had crossed the line before it was knocked back out by a Matthew Connolly hand.

Town hit the woodwork twice, once from Danny Haynes the other from an Owen Garvan corner and QPR keeper Lee Camp, a former team-mate at Derby with Town keeper Stephen Bywater made two top class saves to deny the Blues.


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Magilton said: “On any other day we get penalties. It looks a stonewaller to Shumi but also Shumi should put ball and man in the net.

“Also Gavin Williams should score when the ball lands to him after the push on Alan Lee.

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“Danny has hit a post and their keeper has made two world class saves.”

Although highly entertaining, and a clean sheet for Town, Magilton could not help feeling they had lost out.

He said: “It was end to end, a bit too much for my liking but when the midfields vacate midfield as much as teams did today that is what happens.

“Credit to QPR they came to give us a game and did that.

“It is still a point but really I feel it is two dropped and we don't know if it will cost us at the end of the season. It is where we finish that is important.”

QPR boss Luigi De Canio admitted his side were fortunate and said: “It is difficult to judge if the ball went over the line because it was in the air. We were lucky with the hand ball because the referee did not see it but I'm assured if a penalty had been given Lee (Camp) would have saved it.”

In a highly entertaining first half encounter Hogan Ephraim came closest for Rangers with a free kick that went inches wide.

Town had the edge throughout, although Alan Lee on his 100th appearance for the Blues missed a couple a chances, Williams was also guilty while Camp made a reaction save to deny skipper Jason de Vos at a corner.

Camp also made a super save to push away a well-taken Alan Quinn free kick.

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