That win was coming says Jay Emmanuel-Thomas

TWO-goal Town hero Jay Emmanuel-Thomas believes an Ipswich win was coming – even if the 5-1 victory over league leaders West Ham caught everyone by surprise.

The former Arsenal man produced his best performance in an Ipswich shirt with two second half goals to cap a memorable night for the Blues.

And Emmanuel-Thomas said recent improved showings against Blackpool and Leeds had given confidence to the dressing room.

He explained: “It was a great performance from the boys and I think it has been coming for a long time.

“We have played well recently but trying not to concede was always the problem. Today we only conceded one, but ended up scoring five which was brilliant.”

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And Emmanuel-Thomas – whose double followed first half goals from Michael Chopra, Daryl Murphy and a penalty from Lee Martin – paid special tribute to his defensive team mates who have come under fire this season.

He added: “The defence was great. (West Ham striker) Carlton Cole is difficult to handle and they did a really good job.”

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