Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has been reflecting on his side’s comprehensive victory over Leeds United in the Championship on Saturday.
The Tractor Boys eased past the West Yorkshire outfit 4-1 at Portman Road, thanks to goals from Daryl Murphy (two), David McGoldrick and Christophe Berra.
The hosts had actually gone behind after just four minutes, but came back strongly thereafter, leading boss McCarthy to sing his players’ praises.
"That was as good as we have played all season for a number of reasons,” Sky Sports quotes him as saying. “We went 1-0 down and had to recover against a team who are playing well. We scored four goals and our all-round performance was very good.
"The goal just after half-time (Ipswich's fourth) was the crucial one.You are always on red alert as you don't want to concede, but I actually got a bit cold in the last five minutes. It was nice not to be biting my nails at the end for a change."
The victory over Leeds leaves Ipswich second in the Championship table with 37 points from 20 matches, just a point behind leaders Derby County.
Ipswich’s chances of gaining automatic promotion to the Premier League are well and truly alive.