McCarthy: Red card decisive

Mick McCarthy was happy to enjoy the result over the
performance, after his Ipswich side took advantage of their extra
man to beat Leeds 3-0.

McCarthy admitted his team has been second-best before the game
turned on its head following Tom Lees’ dismissal just after the
half-hour mark.

David McGoldrick netted either side of the break, before Jay
Emmanuel-Thomas completed the scoring to move Town four points
clear of the drop zone.

“I’m pleased because it’s the first time I can remember when we
got away with an ordinary performance,” McCarthy said.

“Leeds were better than us, certainly for 30 minutes.

“It was our turn to have a bit of good fortune and the red card
changed the game.

“I don’t think anyone could argue against it. It was a sending
off, in my view.

“We worked hard. We were under the cosh and there was a time
when we would have capitulated but it doesn’t happen now.

“We make saves and blocks, stuck at it and kept a clean sheet
until we had opportunities to score.”

Of his side’s ongoing battle to beat the drop, McCarthy added:
“The whole league is bonkers and the pressure’s starting to
tell.

“You can worry like hell about other results, as I’m sure we all
do, but you can only concentrate on your own results and
performances.”