Norwich City capitalised on Christophe Berra's red card to beat their East Anglian rivals at Carrow Road and ensure a trip to WembleyRead the full story ›
The starting line-ups have been named for this lunchtime's East Anglia derby at Carrow Road in the Championship play-off semi-final second leg. The tie is finely poised after a 1-1 draw at Portman Road last Friday.
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Ipswich held Norwich to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Championship play-off semi-final in a feisty East Anglian derby at Portman RoadRead the full story ›
The play-off system has not been kind to Mick McCarthy, but the Ipswich manager remains a fan nonetheless.
McCarthy has lost Championship play-off ties while in charge of Millwall, Sunderland and Wolves and on Saturday he will embark on another attempt to win promotion via that route when East Anglia rivals Norwich visit Portman Road in the semi-final first leg.
I'm a big fan of the play-off system.
My record in them is not great, in fact I was the first to suffer disappointment when they were introduced. But I still think they're brilliant.
Everybody always wants to reinvent the world. It strikes me that it works perfectly well. If you finish third and you feel a bit peeved that you're playing the team that finished sixth and however many points behind you, well you knew that at the start of the season.
Finish second or first and then you don't have to whinge about the rules.
'The play-off system makes the league exciting. It keeps a good two thirds of the league fighting for something for the majority of the season.
Bradley Johnson fired another fine goal as Norwich moved just three points away from the Championship summit by claiming derby honours at Carrow Road.
Johnson and Lewis Grabban netted in a richly deserved 2-0 victory over Ipswich, a sixth successive win for Norwich as they took full advantage of the defeats suffered by top two Derby and Middlesbrough on Saturday.
They now appear well placed to make an immediate return to the top flight, with new boss Alex Neil having instigated a stunning run of form since taking over in January.
Ipswich, meanwhile, have now slipped below their local rivals in the table, and on this evidence face a tough battle to overhaul them.
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