Hungry Haynes gives Ipswich local authority
Last season, Danny Haynes waited several weeks before hearing that he had scored the winning goal against Norwich City, but yesterday the Ipswich Town striker received instant acclaim. His inadvertent hand-ball goal at Carrow Road in February required confirmation by the dubious goals committee, but he delivered two more orthodox Suffolk punches here as a late substitute to leave Norwich floundering on the canvas.
While Colchester United’s rise has widened the debate among chanting fans over who is the “Pride of Anglia”, matches between this pair remain the biggest in the region so, with winning goals in two derbies before his nineteenth birthday, Haynes is assured of cult status at Portman Road.
Norwich once rejected him and he has made them pay with a welter of goals against them at youth, reserve and senior level. “He seems to enjoy the local derbies,” Jim Magilton, the Ipswich manager, said of Haynes, who scored his first goal two minutes after his introduction. “The pitch was quite sapping and we knew the back four had had a tough time, so we thought it was a good time to bring him on.”
Magilton has turned the team upside down since taking charge in the summer and the eight Ipswich players making their derby debuts — including four on loan — were unhindered by memories of the club’s failure to beat their rivals in their past five meetings at Portman Road. They tore at Norwich from the start and deserved a victory to match their 5-0 home win over Luton Town three weeks earlier.
Luke Chadwick, on loan from Stoke City, endured Haynes’s day in reverse. Having given Norwich the lead 25 minutes into his debut and heard his name sung by his new fans as Haynes stewed on the bench, he was on his way to hospital with a shoulder injury — suffered in a fall after a tackle by Matthew Bates — when the Ipswich player was doing a lap of honour.
Norwich had won four of their first six Championship matches under Peter Grant’s management, but they were poor yesterday. Robert Earnshaw missed two good chances to become the division’s outright leading goalscorer but the team managed little else of note. “We were awful,” Grant, whose team are one point ahead of Ipswich, said. “If you have lazy minds you’ll always struggle. We’ve got a million miles to go yet. We’re still not good enough.”
A sliced clearance by Matt Richards, the Ipswich defender, allowed Chadwick a tap-in, but Sylvain Legwinski equalised after his own sliding tackle had sparked a good passing move involving Gary Roberts and Billy Clarke. Haynes headed home a Roberts cross and then curled the third goal in stoppage time.
Bill Edgar (The Times)
Haynes strikes twice to grant Ipswich local bragging rights
Danny Haynes, who scored the winner when these teams last met at Carrow Road in March, went one better by scoring twice as Ipswich came from behind to beat their arch rivals in the East Anglia derby.
It was the 18-year-old's entrance, an inspired substitution which Ipswich's manager Jim Magilton modestly described as "pure luck", which proved decisive. Within seconds of his introduction Haynes, recently back from a loan spell at Millwall, fired the home side into a 2-1 lead with a thunderous header.
Defeat for either side in this grudge match - at 44 miles one of the more distant "local" rivalries in England - is unthinkable, but Haynes's sumptuous strike on the stroke of full-time confirmed Norwich's fate and ended their four-game unbeaten run at Portman Road. Ipswich climbed five places to 13th with their first win in four games and are only one point behind Norwich.
"It's great to get two goals in a local derby," said Haynes. "It's a great feeling for me and for the fans. Every goal is the same but goals in local derbies have got to be special to the fans."
Peter Grant, the Norwich manager, admitted: "We were awful, we've got to accept that. We were very fortunate going into half-time on equal terms and it was only a matter of time before Ipswich punished us.
"I thought we were very poor in everything we did from start to finish. We worked hard enough but our thought process on the simple things was awful. If you don't do the basics well in football you'll always struggle and Ipswich thoroughly deserved their victory."
Ipswich came into the game as underdogs but, in keeping with history, this fixture turned the form guide on its head. Magilton's men took the game to Norwich, but they fell behind when Matt Richards' attempted clearance from an innocuous Darren Huckerby cross fell into the path of Luke Chadwick. On his debut the former Manchester United midfielder slotted home.
However, the goal came against the run of play and before half-time Ipswich were level. A crunching tackle by Sylvain Legwinski thwarted a Norwich counter-attack and, after neat work from Gary Roberts, Billy Clarke fed the Frenchman, who with an astute finish coolly rounded off the move he had started.
The second half unfolded into a scrappy affair but only one side ever looked likely to take all three points. On 55 minutes Richards should have atoned for his blunder but, when Paul Gallacher parried Clarke's volley straight to the midfielder's feet, he wasted the opportunity by blasting into the heavens.
Magilton has instilled a new sense of confidence and self-belief in this Ipswich side, however, and as Norwich started to wilt the home side began to flourish. Haynes entered the fray as a replacement for the tireless Clarke in the 76th minute and with his third touch he powered Roberts' inviting centre past Gallacher.
Robert Earnshaw had a glorious opportunity to equalise but was denied by the Wigan loanee Mike Pollitt in the Ipswich goal, and Jason De Vos almost turned Huckerby's centre into his own net.
With fingernail biting and whistles for full-time well under way, Richards confused the Norwich defence before laying the ball off for Haynes, who curled home from the edge of the box to grant Ipswich the local bragging rights, until the return fixture at Carrow Road in April at the very least.
Man of the match: Danny Haynes (Ipswich)
Who is Danny Haynes?: The 18-year-old striker almost signed for Norwich last year after being released by Charlton but was rejected and went on to join the Ipswich academy. He is the only Town player to score against Norwich at youth, reserve and first-team level in a single season and endeared himself to Ipswich by scoring an 88th-minute winner at Carrow Road in February. The England Under-19 international scored only three goals in 20 appearances last season and was loaned out to Millwall for a month this campaign. "It was important to go and get some first-team experience and get my confidence up," he said. "I was a bit down because I wasn't playing as much as I would have liked to but that's what football is like and I've just got to pick myself up."
David Ornstein (The Guardian)
Haynes piles pain on Norwich
Norwich have never found an answer to Danny Haynes, the Ipswich Town striker whose scoring record against them borders on the bullying. The 18-year-old scored two more yesterday after coming on as a late substitute, just as he did in the corresponding fixture at Carrow Road last season.
Haynes has now scored on five of the six occasions he has played against Norwich at all levels, finding the net eight times, including one for the reserves two weeks ago. The one occasion he failed to score, in a youth game two years ago, he laid on the only goal.
"He will have hero status here," Jim Magilton, the Ipswich manager, said. "He seems to enjoy derbies. It was pure luck when I brought him on. These things happen sometimes."
Haynes had barely been on the pitch a minute when he swooped at the back post to head Gary Roberts' cross firmly into the net. His second came in the first of four minutes added on at the end, curling the ball inside the far post from the edge of the area after Matt Richards' shot had been charged down and the rebound had been rolled into his path.
To compound Norwich's embarrassment, Haynes revealed that he had been for a trial at Carrow Road after being released by Charlton. "I can't say I should be starting [games]," he said. "I've got to take my chance when it comes."
A week ago, Magilton said, it seemed Haynes' life was passing him by. He had suffered a bruised hip against Sheffield Wednesday, been taken off and then withdrawn from the England Under-19 squad. Then along came Norwich again to boost his confidence.
Just as they had at Carrow Road in February, Ipswich came from behind to win. However, while Norfolk has been a relatively fertile hunting ground for Ipswich in recent years, they have struggled against Norwich at home. Indeed, this was their first East Anglian derby win at Portman Road since 1998. In the process, Ipswich moved six places into mid-table.
It was as easy as the scoreline suggests, even if it took so long for the decisive goals to come. Ipswich had two shots cleared off the line – Jason Shackell denying Roberts in the first half, Jurgen Colin clearing from Alan Lee near the end – and missed a number of other chances.
"We were awful," Peter Grant, the Norwich manager, said. "But I have been saying that for weeks and people thought I was being over-critical."
Norwich had taken the lead against the run of play when a mistake by Richards – attempting to clear Darren Huckerby's cross with his right foot but finding it hitting his left – set up Luke Chadwick to score on his debut.
The equaliser came five minutes before half-time and was the product of a patient build-up on the edge of the Norwich area. Billy Clarke's square ball then enabled Sylvain Legwinski to sweep past Shackell with his first touch, his second depositing it beyond Paul Gallacher. It was another half an hour before Haynes entered the fray to devastating effect.
Marton Smith (Daily Telegraph)