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2 January 2018

Mick not happy with 'foul' before Jordan dismissal but concedes moment of madness cost Blues

Mick McCarthy had no argument over the decision to show Jordan Spence a red card in the key moment in the game as Blues went down 4-1 at Craven Cottage.

Town were leading through Joe Garner’s first-half header when the Town defender was sent-off for the first time in his career after a challenge on Aboubakar Kamara.

Fulham then struck four times in seven minutes, with Ryan Sessegnon and Aboubakar Kamara both scoring twice to take the points.

“It was a red card and it changed the game,” the Town boss told iFollow Ipswich.

“It was a foul on Freddie beforehand though and that frustrated Jordan. He has tried to get across and put a tough tackle on their player and he has caught him late and followed through on him.

“It was totally out of character and it was a sending-off.

“I thought their player should have been sent-off late on when he slapped Waggy [Martyn Waghorn] across the back of the head in retaliation but it’s not going to change anything. A moment of madness has cost us tonight.

“Fulham have got quality and it was always going to be hard against them with 10 men but the players kept going as they always do.

“The one positive for us was that Luke Hyam was back on a football field for the first-team and that is a fantastic thing for us and most importantly for Luke.”

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