Ipswich Town’s greatest games: Tamas Priskin fires Blues to cup win over Arsenal

Tamas Priskin celebrates his strike. Picture: ARCHANT

Tamas Priskin celebrates his strike. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

In the latest of our weekly look backs to Ipswich Town’s greatest games, we look at Tamas Priskin’s finest hour in a Blues shirt - and a famous cup win over mighty Arsenal.

Ipswich Town 1

Arsenal 0

Carling Cup semi-final, first leg, January 12, 2011

Tamas Priskin celebrates his strike. Picture: ARCHANT

Tamas Priskin celebrates his strike. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

It was just like the good old days. A sell-out crowd, a great atmosphere, and Town not only taking on but beating a really top side.

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This was the undoubted highlight of Tamas Priskin’s otherwise less than thrilling spell at Portman Road. He was superb that night, and he capped his performance by superbly finishing a one-on-one in the 78th minute.

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Tamas Priskin celebrates his strike. Picture: ARCHANT

Tamas Priskin celebrates his strike. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Town deserved their victory. The home side created more chances than their aristocratic visitors. Cesc Fabregas was so rattled after the game he accused Ipswich of adopting “rugby’’ tactics.

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Here’s a quiz question: who was Town’s manager that night? None other than Ian McParland, caretaker boss after the departure of Roy Keane. McParland had a mixed two games at Town gaffer – a 7-0 FA Cup defeat at Chelsea, followed by this memorable victory. New permanent manager Paul Jewell watched from the stand.

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Tamas Priskin celebrates his strike. Picture: ARCHANT

Tamas Priskin celebrates his strike. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Unfortunately, this was only the first leg. In the second game at the Emirates. It was a different story, and Arsenal ran out comfortable 3-0 winners. Still, it was fun!

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Tamas Priskin celebrates his strike. Picture: ARCHANT

Tamas Priskin celebrates his strike. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Tamas Priskin celebrates his strike. Picture: ARCHANT

Tamas Priskin celebrates his strike. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

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