Haynes hands Town win
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ipswich Town leapfrogged East Anglian rivals Norwich City after a 2-1 victory.Ipswich Town leapfrogged East Anglian rivals Norwich City after a well-deserved 2-1 victory at Carrow Road.
Despite going behind to a Jonatan Johansson strike, Jimmy Juan equalised for Town before substitute Daniel Haynes controversially knocked the winner home with his arm in the dying stages.
On a sunny Sunday afternoon, the first half saw Joe Royle's side have the better of the opportunities, with striker Alan Lee forcing Norwich goalkeeper Robert Green to block his close-range shot.
Darren Currie forced Green into two first half saves with a volleyed effort and a curling right foot strike, while Norwich nearly forced two own goals, with Matthew Richards and Fabian Wilnis almost heading into their own net.
On-loan Johansson then got into the action with a left-footed strike at Lewis Price, while Ipswich's Richards was unlucky to hit the post with a volleyed effort.
It was Nigel Worthington's side that took the lead slightly against the run of play on 33 minutes, as Johansson beat the Ipswich offside trap before lobbing Youssef Safri's through ball past the onrushing Price for 1-0.
The lead lasted just five minutes, as Juan deservedly pulled Ipswich level with a free kick that took a fortunate deflection off Johansson's head in the Norwich wall before deceiving Green.
The second half saw Ipswich again dominate, with Juan just missing the goal with another free kick, while Lee failed to test Green with a close-range header from Currie's cross from the right.
Ipswich thought they had a penalty when Haynes collided with the onrushing Green after heading the ball past him, but their appeals were waved away.
Norwich were then unlucky not to take the lead after Johansson redirected Paul McVeigh's overhead kick on to the post before McVeigh blasted the rebound over the bar.
The visitors, however, remained persistent and their pressure finally paid off with two minutes left, as Lee headed Richards's byline cross into the path of Haynes and the substitute knocked the ball home with his arm for the win, despite a lunging challenge from Gary Doherty.