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21 February 2018

Mick unhappy at no handball but praise for team's display

Mick McCarthy felt Cardiff’s winner was handball but praised his players for matching the promotion chasing Bluebirds.

Kenneth Zohore scored the only goal of the game midway through the second-half after appearing to handle the ball before finishing from close range.

“I didn’t think it was a free-kick in the first place and then apart from Zohore handling the ball with both hands, I didn’t think there was anything wrong with it,” the Town boss told iFollow Ipswich.

“He controlled the ball but I saw the referee after the game and he said he didn’t mean to. The ball would have run away from him if it had not been handled so I don’t get that.

“You see penalties given for handball every week but there will be no intent to handle the ball.


“It’s disappointing to end up with nothing from the game because the players gave everything as usual and I was pleased with the performance.

“We caused them problems in the first-half and they are a good team. It was fine margins again.”

Mick also revealed that David McGoldrick looks set to miss the rest of the season.

“Didz has a bad injury to his groin. He tore a tendon in training and it looks to be 10 or 12 weeks,” said the boss.

“He may need surgery but we will know more later. That looks to be the season over for him.”

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

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