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21 August 2016

Striker nets his second goal of the season

GOALSCORER Cameron Jerome felt both teams deserved something from Sunday's drawn East Anglian derby.

Jerome's 26th-minute strike gave Alex Neil's men the advantage but Ipswich scored just before the break through Jonas Knudsen, a goal that eventually earned them a 1-1 draw at the final whistle.

Addressing the media after the game, City's frontman said: "I thought we weathered the storm in the first half and managed to get the ball down and play some football, and we got the goal.

"From our point of view though, it was a very sloppy goal to concede on the stroke of half-time. It gave them a massive lift going into the second half.

"There wasn't much in the game. They had pressure in the second half which we managed to stand up to, and probably a draw is a fair result.

"It's obviously a good start to the season, though we've got to start turning the draws into victories. If we can do that away from home, then we stand ourselves in good stead."

Jerome added to his effort at Blackburn Rovers on the opening day with his well-placed first half shot at Portman Road, and he added: "It just dropped to me nicely after good awareness from Jonny (Howson).

"I saw the gap and I went for it, and luckily for us it rolled in the corner.

"The first goal is always quite important, and we thought it'd be a totally different game if we got the first goal but their goal was sloppy from our point of view."

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