Wright result as David dedicates goal

DAVID Wright last night spoke of how proud his father Geoff would have been of him after scoring a vital equaliser in his first East Anglian derby match.

By Derek Davis

DAVID Wright last night spoke of how proud his father Geoff would have been of him after scoring a vital equaliser in his first East Anglian derby match.

The Blues defender, whose father passed away last month, had spoken of his loss on Saturday, so scoring such an important goal at Carrow Road was a poignant moment.

Wright said: “My dad would have been very, very proud. We are a close-knit family and anything we do in our lives I'm sure my dad will be proud - but this was special.”


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The equaliser was Wright's first goal since December 2003 when he scored for Crewe.

He said: “I don't get many goals anyway so to score in a derby match is very special.

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“To play in it was amazing. It was a typical derby played at 100 mph. They had the better of the first half but in the second we were controlling the game a lot better and passing the ball around much better.”

Wright didn't even let a yellow card for going into the crowd while celebrating spoil his day.

He said: “The Ipswich fans were amazing and this was the icing on the cake.

“The boys pushed me into the crowd and I ended up getting booked but there was not much I could do about that.”

Dickson Etuhu gave Norwich the lead in the 76th derby match but Wright equalised for the 13th draw in the fixture's history.

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