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30 March 2013

There could be no arguments over sending-off says boss

Mick McCarthy said that the red card to Tom Lees changed the game after watching his Town side make it three successive home wins with victory over Leeds. 

Two goals from David McGoldrick and a left foot finish from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas gave Blues the points in front of 20,000, the biggest attendance at Portman Road this season.

Leeds’ defender Lees was shown a straight red after a high challenge of Jay Tabb in the first-half, with the Town boss saying: “It was a stonewall sending-off. 

“I thought it at the time and now I have seen it on video, my view hasn’t changed. It was a red card and I don’t see any arguments.

“It changed the game, no doubt about that. They were better than us for the first 30 minutes and could have been two or three up. 

“I don’t know how we have kept a clean sheet but then again we didn’t deserve to get nothing at Forest the other week, and Bristol City and at Leeds as well. 

“Perhaps it’s a reward for doing the right things during the week, the way we go about our jobs day in, day out.”   

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