PLAYER REACTION: Ipswich Town’s David McGoldrick on Leeds victory
Ipswich v Leeds: David McGoldrick doubled his Ipswich Town tally and then revealed he hoped more goals would follow, after the Blues’ 3-0 victory over 10-man Leeds.
McGoldrick scored twice, while Jay Emmanuel-Thomas was also on target as Town added another crucial three points to their Championship total.
The striker, on four goals for the club now, grabbed the opener on the stroke of half-time, finishing from close range after Luke Hyam’s header hit the bar.
That came just a few minutes after Tom Lees was dismissed for a crude challenge on Jay Tabb - the defender receiving a straight red card, which changed the complexion of the game.
McGoldrick added a second early in the second half before Emmanuel-Thomas completed the scoring.
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McGoldrick said: It’s always hard when you come in to a team that is struggling and first and foremost, picking up results was the most important thing.
“I was playing well when I first came but not getting many chances to score but now I have got a couple more, that has lifted a weight off my shoulders.”
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McGoldrick and Town, who were second-best to Leeds before Lees’ dismissal, now travel to Millwall on Easter Monday, sitting in 16th position, four points clear of the drop-zone.
“We are not safe yet and we have just got to keep doing what we are doing, as the teams below us are fighting for their lives,” he added.