Jewell praises Wickham’s wonder goal
PAUL Jewell compared Connor Wickham’s terrific goal in Ipswich Town’s 3-0 home win over struggling Sheffield United this afternoon to a special from Thierry Henry.
PAUL Jewell compared Connor Wickham’s terrific goal, in Ipswich Town’s 3-0 home win over struggling Sheffield United this afternoon, to a special from Thierry Henry.
Wickham ran half the length of the pitch, leaving three defenders and keeper Steve Simonsen lying on the deck as he slotted home Town’s third goal in a comfortable win.
“If anyone had come onto the pitch, he would have gone past them as well!” enthused Jewell.
“Connor has got that in his locker. He has his ups and downs, as any 17-year-old has, and you have to be patient with him.
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“But it was a great goal, and it reminded me of one that Thierry Henry scored for Arsenal against Tottenham a few years ago,” added Jewell. Henry also ran half the length of the pitch in that game.
Goals from Damien Delaney, David Norris and a late gem from Wickham secured Town their third league win on the bounce.
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And United’s misery was complete when they had both Rob Kozluk and Lee Williamson sent off during the closing few minutes to end the game with just nine men.
Blades boss Micky Adams had no complaints with the result, or the two late red cards.
“It’s hard to think of any positives. The two sendings-off were ridiculous, but I’m not complaining,” said Adams.
“I cannot condone what both have done, but having said that the game was over anyway.”