Ipswich Town’s Flynn Downes has told the club website that it was an unbelievable feeling to score in their 3-2 win over Leeds United.
The Tractor Boys have had a miserable season, being at the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship for most of it, having their relegation confirmed weeks in advance of the end of the season and only picking up four league wins before today’s match. Things looked like it would get worse as they faced 3rd placed Leeds who were preparing to compete in the play-offs.
But they were able to get an unlikely win over the promotion chasers. Downes opened scoring but things returned to normal just before the end of the first half after a great goal from Mateusz Klich. Andre Dozzell restored the lead again shortly after the start of the second half but they were pegged back again, this time Stuart Dallas scoring. Ipswich were then reduced to ten men after Luke Chambers was sent off though the resulting penalty was missed by Kemar Roofe. They then got the dramatic winner in the 90th minute through Colin Quaner.
After the match, Downes said: “It was an unbelievable feeling when it hit the back of the net,”
“I don’t score many goals so it was a new feeling, but one I could certainly get used to!”
“I’ve been saying for a while that I need to add goals to my game so I’m glad I got one today and hopefully I can take that into next season.”
“The fact that it came in a game we won makes it feel ten times better as well. I’m really glad it helped the team finish on a positive note – we needed it and the fans deserved it.”
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