Murphy: We should have put Barnsley out of sight

IPSWICH Town goalscoring hero Daryl Murphy revealed the Blues were disappointed not to have put Barnsley out of sight after they edged to a 1-0 home win over the Reds.

The Irish striker scored the game’s only goal just after the interval, beating goalkeeper David Button with a classy finish after being put through by Michael Chopra.

Murphy then squandered a second chance, firing wide, moments later before Jay Emmanuel-Thomas crashed a shot off the bar and then saw his rebound effort go over.

The visitors were poor but did fashion a handful of chances and Arran Lee-Barrett, after making a first half mistake which saw Korey Smith’s shot squirm under his body and almost trickle over the line, pulled off an excellent double save from Smith and Craig Davies, in the second half to keep his side in the ascendancy.

“We should have been out of sight and I was devastated that I didn’t score the second,” said Murphy.

“Barnsley were breaking and creating a few chances and we should have put them to bed a lot earlier. It was a bit of a nervy ending for us.”

Ipswich are now unbeaten in eight Championship games at home while Barnsley have not scored in six games away from home.