Tommy Smith own goal sums up our luck says skipper

Ipswich v Wolverhampton: It was a comical moment that had no one connected to Ipswich Town laughing.

Tommy Smith’s ludicrous own goal last night, which gave Wolves the lead before they went on to win 2-0 at Portman Road, has already been a source of much mirth across the internet.

With the defender having little time to recover before Charlton visit Suffolk on Saturday, Blues skipper Carlos Edwards believes the bizarre moment in the 68th minute was just typical of Town’s fortunes at present.

Edwards said: “The gaffer says you sometimes have to make your own luck – like with their goal when it hit Tommy Smith’s arm and went in. That is just our luck.

“But we need as players, as a team and a squad, to make our own luck.”


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Speaking directly after the match, Wolves striker Kevin Doyle admitted he had no idea how his side opened the scoring with Smith clearing the ball against his own arm and into the corner past a shocked Scott Loach.

Doyle said: “We were fortunate with the own goal - it was a strange one. I saw the ball in the back of the net and I don’t know how it happened. I think he handballed it in as well but we will take that.

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“We didn’t play our best, but we were solid and won the game. We needed to get our first away win out the way early doors and we have done that. We had chances, they had chances, but ours went in.”

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