Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Poor United Show Enough to Make Every Fan Swear! Chris Waugh with Things You May Have Missed from Defeat at Portman Road

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Poor United Show Enough to Make Every Fan Swear! Chris Waugh with Things You May Have Missed from Defeat at Portman Road

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Byline: chris waugh

NEWCASTLE United's disappointing Easter ended in dreadful fashion as the Magpies slumped to a deserved 3-1 defeat against Ipswich Town at Portman Road.

The defeat ensured the Magpies' automatic promotion hopes are still in the balance with just three games to go, though their fate remains in their own hands.

Daryl Murphy netted on his return to his former ground while Freddie Sears, David McGoldrick and Emyr Huws scored the home side's three goals in Suffolk.

However, there were plenty of other talking points from this 3-1 defeat - and NUFC writer Chris Waugh takes you through the moments you might have missed.

MICK MCCARTHY'S JOVIAL PRESS CONFERENCE - FEATURING EXPLETIVES He may be a former Sunderland manager but McCarthy is always good value in press conferences. As well as lauding Ipswich's "best performance of the season" as a "great tribute" to Sir Bobby Robson, McCarthy also revealed what he had told his players before the game.

"We have been s***," McCarthy stated in a matter-of-fact manner.

"I am cool with saying that. It hasnot been helped by a s*** atmosphere. I said to the lads before the game: 'there are 25,00 thousand here coming to watch.' Then I added, 'not us, by the way, I am sure none of the f*****s are coming to watch us the way we have been playing here.'" Fair enough, Mick, very honest of you.

SUPPORTERS UNITE TO REMEMBER A SPECIAL MAN Dubbed 'Sir Bobby Robson Day', both Ipswich and Newcastle fans united to remember their former manager.

As well as a 100-page tribute programme, Sir Bobby's family were also invited as guests of honour while there were poignant moments when both sets of supporters sang his name. Sir Bobby will always be remembered fondly at both clubs, that is for certain.

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