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Ipswich Town manager Paul Jewell felt his side gifted the points to Leeds United after capitulating in the final twenty minutes of the game.

Ipswich looked like heading back to Suffolk with all three points having a first half Adam Drury goal had given them the lead.

Jewell was happy with how his side played for the opening 70 minutes of the game, "There was so much to be positive about for the first 70 minutes.

"We we`re in control of the game and Alex (McCarthy) didn`t have a save to make,"
said the Ipswich boss on their official website .

It could quite easily have been more in the first half as Lee Martin was denied By Leeds goalkeeper Andy Lonergan, when one on one and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas hit the crossbar.

Leeds had shown little in front of goal for over an hour with only two shots on goal in the opening seventy minutes.

The match was turned on its head though in the 70th minute when McCarthy came racing out of his goal when defender Ibrahima Sonko looked to have the easy task of heading the ball back to his goalkeeper. Instead, McCarthy was at full stretch to save Sonko`s header and a straight red card was inevitable.

Leeds were quickly level when Sonko was again at the centre of the action. Ross McCormack had seen his shot blocked by an Ipswich defender, the ball fell to Sonko who for some reason decided to pass to Leeds player Robert Snodgrass six yards out, and he had the easy task of scoring and levelling for Leeds.

More poor defending was to follow by the visitors, when McCormack beat substitute goalkeeper Arran Lee-Barrett to the ball and had the easy task of walking the ball into the net when the keeper should have easily claimed the ball.

Leeds scored their third in stoppage time when Luciano Becchio outmuscled Town defender Tommy Smith following another long ball over the top and he beat Lee-Barrett from a tight angle.

Jewell bemoaned his sides defending for the goals, when he continued, "We gifted them all three goals. The red card and two of their three goals have come from long balls over the top.

"You can`t legislate for the mistakes we are making and that`s why we are where we are. Anyone who watches those goals tonight will be scratching their head in disbelief."


Ipswich were one of the teams fancied to do well in the championship this season after a busy summer in the transfer market but they are currently just one place above the relegation places.

They have the worst defensive record in the division and their last twenty minutes performance shows just why they have conceded 54 goals in 27 games so far this season.

Leeds had looked devoid of ideas until the McCarthy sending off, a player who had spent two months on loan at Elland Road recently.

Fabian Delph returned for Leeds in midfield after securing a loan switch on Friday from Aston Villa, his first game for Leeds since making the switch to Villa Park in the summer of 2009.

Leeds looked short of ideas and creativity, that is until the sending off, which certainly changed the game.

It is now three games in a row that the Leeds opposition have had a player sent off whilst leading 1-0. Leeds have managed seven points from a possible nine to keep up their play-off challenge but it could quite easily have been a very different start to 2012.

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Date:Sunday January 22 2012

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