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Mick McCarthy lauds "huge" win after Ipswich Town see off Watford 1-0 with late goal

23 March 2015

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy hailed a "huge result" as his side earned a dramatic last-gasp win at former Sky Bet Championship leaders Watford to move back into the top six.

The game looked destined to end in a goalless draw until deep into stoppage time when Freddie Sears dispossessed Ben Watson on the counter-attack, setting up Richard Chaplow to score the winner.

The result sees Ipswich climb back into the Play-Off places and to within five points of second-placed Watford

McCarthy said: "With seven games to go, it's a huge result for us, it's fabulous and we're back in the top six.

"I thought it was a really top tactical performance as much as anything against a team that try and play through you.

"We had to change a couple of times to accommodate them and I thought we did it particularly well. It's a great victory in the last minute and it's a great finish by Chappers [Richard Chaplow]. I thought all the subs contributed really well today."

With leaders Bournemouth just six points away and a home match against the Cherries to come on Friday, McCarthy was asked if his side were back in the title race, to which he responded: "I ruled myself out two weeks ago. I keep saying to everybody it's how many points we end up with and who knows what we'll end up with?

"You've seen it today, Brentford scored in the last minute and Wolves would have been cock-a-hoop, then we've won. We've got Bournemouth next. I said with the next two games we could be really out of it or really back in it. At the moment we're back in it." 

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