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6 December 2014

Defender apologises to his teammate but insists he got the final touch from Smith's goalbound header

Christophe Berra praised the character of The Blues side- and insisted it was he who scored Town’s fourth goal and not teammate Tommy Smith!

The Scotland international nudged the ball over the line to seal off a superb win for Mick McCarthy’s side, despite the goal initially being credited to Smith.

It capped an excellent turnaround for Town, after going behind to an early Mirko Antenucci strike, before a brace from Daryl Murphy either side of a David McGoldrick penalty put the Blues in the driving seat before Berra sealed the win.

“Oh it’s definitely my goal, I’ve had to tell Tommy that even though he is claiming it!” Town’s number six told the Club website.

“I had to make sure it was going in, as I wasn’t too sure, and I’ve nicked it over the line.

“I’m pleased to score. That’s five for the season now and although Tommy will be disappointed, he’s put in a big contribution again and it’s a huge win for us.

“It’s a team game and the main thing is getting the points. We’ve done the dirty things defensively but I thought we passed the ball around really well today.

“We’ve got to keep ticking along and we are progressing really well. We’re in December now and we’re in the automatic places, let’s hope we are still there once we get into April and May.”

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