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17 December 2016

By hook or by crook we got there says relieved Mick after thriller at the DW

Mick McCarthy said Town should have wrapped the game up inside the first half hour but could have lost it in the second-half. 

David McGoldrick’s header three minutes from time gave Blues a 3-2 win after Brett Pitman had opened the scoring with a controversial penalty early on and then came up with an equaliser midway through the second-half following a brace from Yanic Wildschut.

“We had a great first 30 minutes and should have been in front by more,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD after a rollercoaster 90 minutes at Wigan.

“I don’t know why the penalty was given but we took advantage of it, played well and should have capitalised on it but we didn’t. 

“Somehow we ended up going in level at the break and in the second-half they were on top and they will be wondering how they didn’t win it having gone ahead.

“Our back four had a difficult time and Bart saved them - and us - on a number of occasions. He was outstanding again.

“Our subs made a difference and that is what I want when we make changes. We got a great reaction from them and they all had a part to play in the winner. 

“By hook or by crook, we got the win and it’s a massive one for us. We needed it because we don’t want to be looking down at the bottom. We want to be looking up.”

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

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