Ipswich manager Paul Jewell was disappointed with how his side's performance dropped off in the second half against npower Championship play-off hopefuls Burnley despite coming away from Turf Moor with a 2-1 win.

Goals from David Norris and Connor Wickham put Town 2-0 up at half-time and although the Clarets hit back through a 68th minute Jay Rodriguez effort, Town held on for victory.

Jewell said: "I thought first half we played really well and put them on the back foot. I've got to be brutally honest and say I was disappointed how we played in the second."

He added: "I thought we sat back too much. But having said that I don't remember our goalie making too many saves.

"The first goal was decent set-play and the second was a terrific move. Connor's made hard work of scoring that goal! I thought every time we went forward we looked like scoring. We made them change their system and shape.

"They played long balls and we dealt with it comfortably. I thought we could have done better with the ball in the second half but fair play to the players. It was a sterling performance defensively."

Burnley manager Eddie Howe, whose side remain three points adrift of the top six with eight games of the season remaining, was left frustrated with the inability of his players to create opportunities.

Howe said: "I don't think we created enough chances which was the most disappointing part. Second half we rolled our sleeves up and had a go. We didn't really do that first half.

"First couple of minutes we were bright and lively but the goal knocked us. Second half we did have a go and after we scored you thought we'd lay siege but we didn't really create a chance.

"There's always pressure in management. My aims are to win every game and when you don't you question everything. I think teams have done their homework against us but we have to be better. We have tough fixtures but we're still in and around it despite a poor run of form."

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