McCarthy hails battling Town

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy praised his players following their gritty 1-0 win over Leicester at Portman Road.

Last Updated: 06/03/13 at 11:29 Post Comment

Mick McCarthy: Hard-fought win

Mick McCarthy: Hard-fought win

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

David McGoldrick's 85th-minute strike settled an often fractious encounter and gave the hosts a much-needed three points in their battle to avoid relegation.

McCarthy said: "I'm delighted, relieved and glad it's over. It was a well-organised, gutsy performance.

"We weren't the best team by any stretch of the imagination but when it was required we had that little bit of brilliance of composure from David McGoldrick.

"It was a good, aggressive game. You'd expect that from Mick McCarthy and Nigel Pearson teams."

Pearson was less than impressed with some of the challenges, especially a couple on Wes Morgan, who got involved in an altercation with Daryl Murphy shortly before his error gifted McGoldrick the winner.

Of Pearson's moans, McCarthy said: "It got a bit fractious but the reality is that as a centre-half you have to keep your composure.

"There was a tangle of legs but whether he caught him or not I don't know. That upset the applecart a little bit but that would be the last of my worries if I was playing against Chops.

"I've got no sympathy with the centre-half. If it was one of mine, I'd be saying 'you let him upset you and it's cost us the game'."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

Arsene Wenger says it is impossible for Chelsea to lose title

Arsene Wenger believes it is a matter of time before Chelsea are crowned champions after their 0-0 draw at the Emirates.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho laughs off 'boring' Arsenal jibes

Jose Mourinho laughed off the Arsenal crowd's "boring" jibes by reminding the Gunners of their 10-year wait for the title.

Bayern title hat-trick confirmed

Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the third year running without even kicking a ball on Sunday as their nearest rivals Wolfsburg went down to a 1-0 defeat at Borussia Monchengladbach.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company