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Ipswich Town (1) 4 - 0 (0) Middlesbrough

NPower Championship 2012-13

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Referee: C Pawson

Manager: Mick McCarthy

Portman Road 15:00

Attendance: 16,389

Manager: Tony Mowbray

Match Number: 3493

Goals

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 Tommy Smith (38)
 David McGoldrick (47)
 Aaron McLean (56)
 Tommy Smith (78)
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Substitutions

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Emmanuel LedesmaJosh McEachran (46)
Marvin EmnesAdam Reach (61)
Jonathan WoodgateSeb Hines (64)

Cards

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 Guirane NDaw (79)
Away
 

Teams

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Jason Steele

Andre Bikey

George Friend

Rhys Williams

Jonathan Woodgate

Grant Leadbitter

Kieron Dyer

Faris Haroun

Marvin Emnes

Emmanuel Ledesma

Lucas Jutkiewicz

Substitutes

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Connor Ripley

Seb Hines

Stuart Parnaby

Adam Reach

Nick Bailey

Josh McEachran

Mustapha Carayol

Match Report

Terry Connor hails Ipswich performance after 4-0 hammering of Middlesbrough

Stand-in boss Terry Connor says Ipswich's 4-0 thumping of Middlesbrough was the perfect tonic for sick boss Mick McCarthy.

McCarthy had to miss the match because of a bug which kept him away from the training ground all week.

In his absence Tommy Smith scored two, and there was one apiece by strikers David McGoldrick and Aaron Mclean in an emphatic win.

"Mick's absolutely delighted with the result and performance," said Connor. "I spoke to him straight after the game.

"He's been really struggling for two or three days and he's just beginning to get over it. He wanted to get in today but every time he stands up he feels weak and very tired.

"It's the first game of his managerial career that he's had to miss his team playing, so I'm pleased we got the result for him. Hopefully it'll make him feel a lot better.

"He can come back to work on Monday knowing we won 4-0, got three points and kept a clean sheet."

"After our second goal we blossomed and grew in confidence and belief. The two goals were a bit of payback for Tommy, for all the times he's been in there and nearly scored, when the flight of the ball has just beaten him.

"You have to keep persevering and this week he managed to score two superb headed goals."

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