Lee: We fully deserved to win

FORMER Ipswich Town striker Alan Lee today said Crystal Palace fully deserved their 3-1 victory at Portman Road last night.

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FORMER Ipswich Town striker Alan Lee today said Crystal Palace fully deserved their 3-1 victory at Portman Road last night.

Lee ended the game with a bandage round his head to typify his approach and said: “I really enjoyed the evening. We thoroughly deserved our win and we made it hard for Ipswich to play.

“We should have won at Bristol City on Saturday and we are all positive about the season.


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“I didn't get any chances to score but Darren (Ambrose) showed how to do it.”

Town goalkeeper Richard Wright says Ipswich players are now focusing on the televised game at West Brom on Saturday.

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“It is a big game like all Championship matches,” said Wright, who pulled off an early wonder save.

“The best thing is to have another game and to respond to that and have another go. It will be tough, but our focus must be on that now.

“Making good saves does not mean a lot when you are beaten.

“It was very disappointing not to get a result last night and we did not start well.

“We did not get ourselves going and it was not until they scored that we perked up. It was too late then.”

Palace manager Neil Warnock was full of praise for two-goal Ambrose, saying: “I've always liked Darren and offered �1million for him when he was at Ipswich.

“He's drawn the short straw in the last couple of years, but he was the first person who came to speak to me in the summer.

“I said he could be influential for me and score goals and he plays with a smile on his face.

“He's not worried about making a mistake because he knows he's not going to get a rollicking from me.

“We showed a great attitude, were solid at the back and inventive in midfield. I couldn't ask for more. It's been a weird feeling since Saturday.

“When you should win a game and an unfortunate thing like that happens you can't get over it.

“But you have to put things in perspective and we only lost a game of football.”

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