Replays can’t prove who scored Ipswich’s first against Millwall... so was it Folami, Waghorn or an own goal?
- Credit: Picture: Steve Waller
Striker Martyn Waghorn was quick to claim Ipswich Town’s first goal against Millwall on Monday, with replay footage failing to clear up who actually brought the Blues level against the Lions.
The ball was ultimately bundled home by a combination of Waghorn, young substitute Ben Folami and Millwall defender Jake Cooper, with Waghorn later adding a second which ultimately secured a 2-2 draw.
Waghorn has been awarded the goal, but goalline footage released by Ipswich Town does little to prove who actually got the final touch.
“Folami was nowhere near it... an own goal? Nah, not really because I’ve kind of flicked it back and the defender’s bundled it in so Sky gave it to me so it’s mine,” Waghorn said.
“I don’t know how it went in and there was no reaction from the fans so we didn’t get what was going on, but when it’s in the net we just got the ball and then went back and got on with it.”
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There was no doubting who scored Ipswich’s second, though, as Waghorn collected a loose backpass and rounded goalkeeper Jordan Archer before finishing well.
“As a striker you prey on those little mistakes, which don’t come about too often but I was on the front foot and was ready for it so I’m very pleased.
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“To get the second goal was a big relief.”
Waghorn’s goal celebrations have caught the eye this season, emulating group computer game sessions and the squad’s game of cricket prior to the postponed Hull clash, but his running splash dive after scoring his second was nothing more than a bit of fatigue.
“I was running and felt a bit of fatigue so I just threw myself on the floor so I could have a bit of a breather. There was nothing behind it (the celebration) this week so I need to get back on them again.”