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26 December 2016

They were much better than us on the day says Mick as Fulham impress

Mick McCarthy conceded Town were beaten by the better side after seeing Fulham end a 53 year wait for a victory over Blues. 

Goals from Chris Martin and Ragnar Sigurdsson gave the Cottagers a 2-0 win and if wasn’t for the reflexes of Bart Bialkowski, that margin could have been greater. 

“I can’t say we were particular good but I’ve got to give credit to Fulham, they are a good team and played very well on the day. That was the best display I’ve seen from a visiting team here this season,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD.

“We didn’t help ourselves with the goals. We gave the ball away in the final third and they break away and get a corner that leads to the second goal. We didn’t mark from the corner so that wasn't good enough from us.

“I’ve not really seen the first goal again yet. It was poor allowing them to break on us after we gave the ball away and Martin didn’t power in the free-kick but I need to look at it again.

“It was always going to be difficult when we went behind. They moved the ball around well. I changed it at half-time and we started okay but I've got no complaints, they fully deserved to win.

“It’s not all about them though. I would have expected us to compete a lot better than we did. That disappointed me and it’s a difficult time for all of us at the moment.”

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

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