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McCarthy denies abusing Ipswich fans while celebrating, as Farke praises Norwich's spirit.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy before the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/PA Images

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy denied he had sworn and directed an offensive gesture towards the travelling fans while celebrating Luke Chambers' goal in the East Anglian derby with Norwich.

Chambers headed in Martyn Waghorn's corner with just a minute of normal time remaining, only for Timm Klose to snatch a dramatic equaliser for the Canaries in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

McCarthy had received criticism for his decision to substitute the Dominic Iorfa late on, with the goal coming shortly after the switch.

"It was nothing like that, it was just the emotion of the game taking over - I was just celebrating the goal.

"It was a reaction to the game. And I want to win the game but we didn't

"It was very straightforward with Dominic, he was cramping up so I took him off. That was my tactical substitution and making the subs I have to make, and that's how I do my job. "I do my job as I see fit, and I do it particularly well actually."

– Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town manager

McCarthy also praised his team's overall performance, despite conceding the last gasp equaliser which sent Norwich supporters in raptures.

Meanwhile Norwich's head coach Daniel Farke admitted the draw felt like a win because of the way his players reacted to going behind so late in the game.

Klose headed in from close range after fellow centre-back Grant Hanley beat Ipswich keeper Bartosz Bialkowski to the ball and crossed from the right by-line.

Norwich City manager Daniel Farke during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/PA Images

"Obviously it was a big setback for us when we went behind so late in the game, but with this group I always know they have the mentality to come back, the fitness to come back and always have the ability to score a goal.

"The stats show that we have scored more goals in the final 30 minutes of games than any other team in the Championship this season - and this was another one.

"I thought it was a typical crazy derby game, with aggressive tackles, duels and the two late goals".

– Daniel Farke, Norwich City Head Coach

Mick McCarthy explains his reaction to Ipswich's goal against Norwich before praising his team's performance

Daniel Farke reacts to Norwich's dramatic late equaliser against Ipswich