Mick McCarthy: “The first thing I said to the players in the dressing room after the game was what a belligerent, stubborn, hard working, tough, horrible bunch you have turned out to be and I love you and I am proud of you because you need all those qualities to be a good team. It is lovely to have.” Photograph: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

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Richard Stearman. Photograph: Getty Images

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