Nathan Ellington dashes Roy Keane's hopes of a first victory
Ipswich's cataclysmic season took its cruellest twist yet at Portman Road
when Watford substitute Nathan Ellington drove a 94th-minute equaliser through
the heart of Roy Keane and his players.
Without a win in their first 12 Championship matches, Ipswich, who remain
bottom, ought to have won their 13th at a canter as they created - and squandered
- so many chances after Gareth McAuley headed them into a fourth-minute lead.
They didn't even suffer from the nerves that might have been expected as
the final stages unfolded, carving out three glorious opportunities in the
final 10 minutes alone.
That was until the final minute of injury time when Watford midfielder Danny
Graham curled in a hopeful diagonal cross and Ellington ghosted into space
in the Ipswich area to guide his volley past Asmir Begovic and leave East
Anglia shaking its collective head.
Keane said: 'We can make excuses and everyone can have a pity party but you
have to take your chances. If you don't, this game kicks you in the teeth.
But that's why I love football. I love the fact that you get punished when
you don't do the business. That's the madness of it and why we're all involved
'I've got no problem with the performance but 13 games without a victory,
that's a bad run. It's unacceptable, there's no getting away from it. There
is no hiding place, particularly for the manager.'
Ivan Speck (Mail Online)