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Everton defender Pennington happy with Ipswich debut

Everton defender Matthew Pennington was pleased with his debut for Ipswich Town.

The 23-year-old Everton academy graduate only arrived at the club on Friday evening but was thrown straight into the deep-end by boss Paul Hurst for the East Anglian derby against Norwich on Sunday.

With a 1-1 draw secured, the defender - who was praised for his impressive performance - says Ipswich felt like they had done enough to win the game.

“I was delighted to start and it was a great first game to come into," Pennington said.

“The fans were excellent and I really enjoyed it out there, I just wish we could have got the win.

“Overall the lads felt like it was two points dropped – we had spells where we were on top and I think we should have put the game to bed.

“That can happen in derby games, though, so we just have to take the point and move on."

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