Keane insists players were on their heels

IPSWICH Town boss Roy Keane believed that his side “were on their heels” during today’s 2-1 home defeat to Coventry.

IPSWICH Town boss Roy Keane believed that his side “were on their heels” during today’s 2-1 home defeat to Coventry.

Keane rued: “We never really got going in the first half, but we could and should have got something out of this game.

“We gave ourselves a mountain to climb by conceding two soft goals. He (Gareth McAuley) should not have dived in for the penalty. I’m always telling my defenders to stay on their feet.

“I thought we were on our heels today and just waiting for something to happen,” added Keane.

Town started slowly and never really got going, falling behind to Clive Platt’s header on 19 minutes.

Coventry were gifted a soft penalty for Lukas Jutiewicz to convert in the 56th minute, only for Jason Scotland to pull one back just two minutes later.

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But Keane’s men could not fashion an equaliser during the final half-hour.

Coventry boss Aidy Boothroyd enthused: “I know that Coventry are not supposed to win at Ipswich, but we have to change historical things like that if we want to be successful.

“That’s our first win here since 1994. Ipswich made it difficult for us, but I thought we were the better team in the first half.

“Lukas Jutkiewicz’s shot (hit the inside of the bar and seemed to cross the line, without the goal being awarded) was a “goal,” so now it’s my turn to say that referees should have the benefit of goal-line technology.

“But you can’t blame refs for that,” added Boothroyd.

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