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BOSS: SWITCH OFF COST US

19 October 2013

A draw looked certain said Mick but we blinked and paid the price

Mick McCarthy felt the game was destined to remain goalless but said Blues paid the price for switching off for one second. 

Scott Arfield’s header on 79 minutes won the game for Burnley as they registered a sixth straight victory to remain top of the Championship. 

“I don’t think the ‘keepers have really had too many saves to make at either end and it looked a goalless draw all over,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player.

“It was a goal out of nothing. We gave the ball away from the throw and then blinked for a second and Arfield has made the run and got his header in. 

“It was little mistakes that cost us. If we had defended better for that one moment, we would have got something from the game. 

“I’m pleased enough with the performance. We had the better of the chances in the first-half but give them credit, they defended really well. They are scoring goals and if they are defending like that, that’s why they are top of the league. 

“I don’t think there is much between the two teams but it’s just little mistakes in games that are costing us.”

Dean Gerken was forced off with a dead leg before half-time with Mick adding: “It’s a shame for Gerks because he has been excellent for us. We will see how he is on Monday.”  

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