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7 November 2015

We could have won by more says boss as Blues record biggest win under his command

Mick McCarthy hailed the win over Rotherham as a fantastic performance and said Blues could have scored more than the five. 

Daryl Murphy recorded his first hat-trick in English football, with Jonathan Douglas getting on the scoresheet for the first time in Town colours to add to Brett Pitman’s early opener as Blues ran out 5-2 winners at the New York Stadium - the biggest win under Mick's management. 

“We were outstanding in the first-half and it could been more than the three goals,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD. 

“We started like that last season - maybe not as much this season - and our front two or three were all over them. We strangled the life out of them and their ‘keeper made two or three good saves to keep it down to three. 

“When Murph made it four then you think that is it but we were sloppy and they got two back in it with two great strikes. 

“We were worried then for a bit but Murph got his hat-trick. He got the rewards that his performance deserved. 

“Pits was outstanding for us as well. He has taken some of the weight off Murph with his physical presence and Freddie was excellent as well. He could have had a hat-trick. 

“It was a high tempo, outstanding performance and we could have won by more. It was an exciting game for the fans as well. I’m sure they enjoyed it.” 

Subscribers to Ipswich Player HD can watch the full interview with Mick now.

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