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16 August 2016

Mick frustrated after seeing Town denied by flag but delighted with performance

Mick McCarthy was delighted with the display at Wolves but fuming that Blues were denied all three points. 

Daryl Murphy looked to have put Town ahead in the first-half with a header from a corner but Freddie Sears was judged to have been offside in a decision that mystified and angered the boss. 

“I am delighted with the performance and we did enough to have earned at least a point, probably all three,” Mick told Ipswich Player HD. 

“It should have been three as well. We were denied a legitimate goal and I’m fuming about that. 

“I’ve looked at it on video and Freddie is in front of the goalkeeper as the ball flies past him and their ‘keeper. Carl Ikeme is 6ft 3in, Freddie is down here. He wasn’t blocking his vision. There was no way he was saving that. 

“I saw exactly the same incident recently when Celtic were playing and the goal stood. If you don’t motion towards the ball the goal stands. That is the rule as I understand it. 

“I’m not even convinced Freddie was in an offside position but even if he was, the goal should have stood. It was an important decision.”

Town dominated for long periods but needed Bart Bialkowski to keep out Jon Dadi Bodvarsson’s penalty in the first-half. 

“He’s an outstanding ‘keeper. We’ve got two of them but I could go through the team tonight and pick out everyone. We needed a performance after the second-half against Brentford and we got one.”

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

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