Roy: What a relief!

ROY Keane was a relieved man after seeing his Ipswich Town side hang on for a precious 2-1 victory at Loftus Road last night.

ROY Keane was a relieved man after seeing his Ipswich Town side hang on for a precious 2-1 victory at Loftus Road last night.

Town were cruising at half-time, thanks to first-half goals from David Norris and Daryl Murphy, but they were hanging on for dear life during a backs-to-the-wall second half display.

QPR were a team transformed after the break, and when Jay Simpson halved the deficit on 67 minutes, a comeback looked on the cards.

But this time, Town saw the job through to the bitter end.

"We should have done better, in terms of killing the game off," insisted Keane.

"But I've got to be pleased, because I'd been saying for months that we had been playing well and not getting the results.

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"Tonight we didn't play particularly well, especially in the second half, when we should have killed off the game.

"We were 2-0 up at half-time, and yet strangely we were disappointed.

If we had got that third goal, then it would have been a comfortable night for us.

"We created so many chances and caused them so many problems. We knew QPR would come at us in the second half, but we should have done better ourselves," added Keane.

QPR boss Mick Harford blasted: "As a professional football club, that first half performance was totally unacceptable.

"We were inept, and Ipswich should have been out of sight by half-time."

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