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Ipswich manager Roy Keane blasted his side for giving away some ``unbelievably bad goals'' in the 4-0 Coca-Cola Championship defeat at home to Newcastle.

The Magpies returned to the top of the table with the thumping win while Keane saw his side achieve the unwanted record of making the worst start to a season in the club's history. A Kevin Nolan hat-trick and a free-kick from Ryan Taylor condemned Ipswich to defeat, and Keane admitted he expected the backlash that came from the fans at full-time.

``The game was dead and buried by half-time," he said. ``We conceded some unbelievably bad goals and we just have to defend better."

He added: ``I don't know if Nolan has scored a hat-trick before but he won't get an easier chance to get one. He must have thought it was Christmas.

``I'm not daft, a lot of supporters voiced their opinions at the end but that is fair enough.

``They pay their money and they are entitled to that. But we will keep going.''

Newcastle caretaker manager Chris Hughton was delighted with his side's performance as they crushed the home side with three goals in four first-half minutes.

Hughton and his players all attended the memorial service for Robson last Monday at Durham cathedral and ensured they honoured his memory with an emphatic win.

He said: ``This group of lads were all at the memorial for Sir Bobby on Monday and that was an emotional occasion.

``The players were delighted to attend and we all tried to put on a performance for Sir Bobby. It was a special result and a special performance."

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