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26 February 2017

Winger nets in East Anglian derby

JACOB Murphy spoke of ticking off another career goal after scoring the equaliser in Norwich City's 1-1 draw with East Anglian rivals Ipswich Town on Sunday. 

The Academy graduate's low drive with little over 20 minutes remaining cancelled our Jonas Knudsen's opener, further extending the Canaries' unbeaten run in the derby.

"It's an amazing feeling have grown up playing against Ipswich in the mini-derbies," Murphy told Norwich City TV after the match.

"To score in the main thing is a great achievement for me. I'd watched the goals from the previous games and Nathan [Redmond] scored a similar one the season before last at the near-post.

"I knew the goalkeeper would be vulnerable at the near-post so that was my thought process. You've got to exploit weaknesses and that's why I put it there.

"We needed the equaliser, we didn't deserve to be a goal down having dominated most of the ball."

Despite City falling behind in the game, the 22-year-old never lost belief his side would take something from the contest - setting themselves up for a crunch game at Sheffield Wednesday next weekend.

"I was confident throughout as we were the ones making chances," he added.

"We're bitterly disappointed we didn't grab the three points. The game-plan did work as we had a lot more chances, but it's a point and we'll look forward to next week.

"The atmosphere today was crazy and I really enjoyed being out there. It's going to be tough but we know we're capable of it.

"We need to get three points to close that gap. It's a massive game for us."

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