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I have sympathy for Plymouth and know how they feel because we have suffered in similar circumstances. No one wants to see a player sent-off and I thought the red card was harsh but we have been on the end of those decisions this season.

By Derek Davis

I have sympathy for Plymouth and know how they feel because we have suffered in similar circumstances. No one wants to see a player sent-off and I thought the red card was harsh but we have been on the end of those decisions this season.

The referee missed the foul but the linesman sticks his flag up. In the second half I felt it was a handball to rule their goal out. I don't think it would have mattered if Plymouth had 11 men on the pitch. They wouldn't have stopped the first two goals, which were excellent. We were very good first half and well worth the two-goal lead at the break but I was disappointed that we didn't carry on our play in the second-half.

We have standards at this club and in the second half we fell below them. Plymouth were better than us, worked harder than us and passed better than us and I was not happy with our second-half performance.


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We needed to change it and Danny's injection of pace did that for us. His goal was exceptional and his pace caused problems after we spluttered.

I was delighted with Ian Miler, whose attitude and application has been first class and he deserved his debut. We have six games to go and I have asked them to win all of them.

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Ipswich manager Jim Magilton

I could chew this microphone off the stand because I'm that angry about it but I don't want my team to make excuses because some of their play was just not good enough, particularly defensively.

I was thrown out of the referee's room for raising my voice a little bit. I just can't believe it. I've never seen anything like it in my life. The referee didn't give the free-kick and we started to play on.

Then he leant on his linesman and I thought it was a yellow card if it was a foul at all. We had a double whammy. When Sylvan (Ebanks-Blake) was through, the linesman did not flag but the referee gave a handball decision when it was not deliberate. After the sending off we wobbled when Ipswich scored two goals. I don't want my players to make excuses, because our response to events in the first 20 minutes was poor.

Plymouth manager Ian Holloway

There was small contact between us but nothing special. Because I caught up with (Jon) Walters he could not strike the ball anymore, so he tried to tackle me. The referee said noting but the linesman apparently saw something. He then decided it was a red card. He didn't say anything to me and I was speechless. I thought it might be a yellow but when I saw it was red I didn't know what to do. I will now appeal though.

Hopefully, they have got a good video of the action and everything will be cleared.

Plymouth defender Matthias Doumbe on his sending-off

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