Match-winner Daryl Murphy delighted to hit his spot as Ipswich Town win at Brighton
Match-winner Daryl Murphy put the ball in the only spot available to him as he secured Ipswich Town’s fifth straight away win this evening.
The Irishman profited on a mistake from Brighton defender Lewis Dunk in the middle of the pitch before storming through on goal and finishing off the post, past sliding defender Connor Goldson, for what proved to be the only goal of the game.
It was Murphy’s first in six matches, his seventh of the season, with the striker admitting he only had one spot to aim for as he charged into the area.
“It was a mistake from the defender and I was alert, on my toes, and managed to get to the ball quicker with him and thankfully tucked it away,” he said.
“It was a good finish, the only place I could have put it really, so it was about concentrating on connecting with the ball well and putting it past him.
You may also want to watch:
“It’s always nice to score, it’s been a few without scoring, so to score a goal which turned out to be the winner is a bonus.”
The victory was Town’s fifth in a row on the road, equalling a club record run set by Sir Bobby Robson’s side of 1976, with Murphy insisting the squad are full of confidence on the road.
- 1 Three East Anglian curry houses make final of English Curry Awards
- 2 'It was horrific': Grandmother stuck abroad after 40ft castle fall
- 3 Ed Sheeran hints at new tour dates and reveals favourite Suffolk beer
- 4 'We have the quality to go on and win this league' - Burns calls upon fans to keep the faith
- 5 Two people rescued in four vehicle crash on A14
- 6 Five star cat hotel opens near Bury St Edmunds
- 7 Towering views for royal on visit to see completed £4m Suffolk project
- 8 A14 to close following four vehicle crash
- 9 Daylight dogging makes beauty spot 'no-go area'
- 10 Former addict marries 'guardian angel' after years of 'hell'
He said: “Our away form has been very good of late and we were confident after our result the other day, too, so we wanted to come here and win the game. That proved to be the case.”
“We knew it was going to be tough and they’re a very good side, especially at home, but we felt we could come here and get something from it.”