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Ipswich Town (0) 2 - 1 (1) Southampton

Coca-Cola Championship 2006-07

Saturday, September 9, 2006

Referee: M Halsey

Manager: Jim Magilton

Portman Road 15:00

Attendance: 21,422

Manager: George Burley

Match Number: 3165


 Simon Walton (65)
 Billy Clarke (76)
 K Jones (3)


K JonesB Wright-Phillips (71)
N DyerA Surman (76)


 Alex Bruce (63)
 Gavin Williams (74)
 Simon Walton (83)
 N Dyer (44)
 J Viafara (68)
 C Baird (71)
 A Surman (76)



K Davis

N Dyer

C Baird

P Pele

C Makin

J Wright

I Idiakez

J Viafara

R Skacel

G Rasiak

K Jones



K Miller

B Wright-Phillips

A Ostlund

A Surman

D McGoldrick

Match Report

Magilton praises his troops

Ipswich Town boss Jim Magilton was full of praise for his side after they came from behind to beat Southampton.

Southampton dominated for long proceedings of the game at Portman Road, but walked away empty handed after Ipswich stunned them with a second-half comeback.

A Simon Walton penalty and Billy Clarke's header cancelled out Kenwyne Jones's early goal for Southampton to give Ipswich all three points.

Magilton was impressed by the attitude of his side, as they battled their way to the victory.

"Southampton had enough chances, but didn't take them," said Magilton. "I was chuffed with my team who showed character, guts and heart.

"Today was our day and our attitude was first class. Whatever the reason we looked nervous at the start. Maybe we froze a little and I could not argue about being behind at half-time.

"Then we picked up and I am happy to take on board all the positives I can. You take everything you get in this game."

Magilton also singled out young star Clarke for praise after coming off the bench to score.

"I have never seen him head the ball like that in my life, but he is a goalscorer and natural predator," added Magilton.

"He could become top notch. He gets himself into fantastic areas and like all good goalscorers, comes late in the box."

Southampton manager George Burley was left bemused by his side's failure to take all three points against his old club and bemoaned his team's finishing.

"We controlled most of the match. We kept the ball down well and passed it around, but at the end of the day, we didn't take our chances," said Burley.

"We need to be more clinical in front of goal because it could have been double figures.

"I don't think it was a penalty and people tell me that the ball had crossed the line towards the end. I couldn't see, but what can you do?

"All I know is that I was pleased with the way we played with a very new side.

We are building and going in the right direction. We have a blend of youth and experience and play attacking football.

"We showed good habits. It was an unjust result, but you don't always get what you deserve in football. We deserved to win today, but all credit to Ipswich for hanging in there."

Peter ORourke (Sky Sports)

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