Match-winner Daryl Murphy delighted to hit his spot as Ipswich Town win at Brighton

Daryl Murphy celebrates at Brighton last night

Daryl Murphy celebrates at Brighton last night

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.

Ipswich Town's Daryl Murphy (left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with team-ma

Ipswich Town's Daryl Murphy (left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with team-mate Ryan Fraser during the Sky Bet Championship match at The AMEX Stadium, Brighton. PRESS ASSOCIATION - Credit: PA

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.


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“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.

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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.”

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