'We fell below our standards' - Jim

“WE have standards at this club - and we fell below them,” said Ipswich Town manager Jim Magilton after a dire second-half display against ten-men Plymouth.

By Elvin King

“WE have standards at this club - and we fell below them,” said Ipswich Town manager Jim Magilton after a dire second-half display against ten-men Plymouth.

“Plymouth had more appetite than us and I was far from happy with our second-half display, which is why I made changes.

“They passed the ball better than us and worked harder.

“In the first half we were very good and scored two exceptional goals.

“We must take the positives, however, and not dwell on the second period.

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“Danny Haynes produced a terrific burst of speed and took his late goal brilliantly.

“I was also pleased for Ian Miller. It was his debut and a proud moment for him and I'm delighted for the lad.”

The Town boss felt the red card was harsh on Plymouth.

He said: “The referee missed it and was not even going to give a free-kick until his assistant flagged. Once a foul was given, Doumbe was the last man and had to go.”

Plymouth manager, Ian Holloway, said that he received short change when he went to see the three match officials after the game.

“I was thrown out of the referee's room for raising my voice a little bit.

“I just can't believe it. I've never seen anything like it in my life. The referee didn't give the free-kick and we started to play on. Then he leant on his linesman, and I thought it was a yellow card if it was a foul at all.

“We had a double whammy. When Sylvan Ebanks-Blake was through, the linesman did not flag, but the referee gave a handball decision when it was not deliberate.”

Holloway felt his players reacted poorly to the sending off: “After that we wobbled when Ipswich scored two good goals. Our response to events in the first 20 minutes was poor.

“Later, I would have expected my players to score from the chances we created. We didn't put the ball in the net as we should have done, but when we did, it didn't count.

“The only positive from the day is that we flew home rather than having a seven-hour coach ride.”

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