Egypt’s Sam Morsy captains Ipswich Town to Premier League promotion

Egypt’s Sam Morsy captains Ipswich Town to Premier League promotion

Egypt midfielder Sam Morsy has led Ipswich Town to secure Premier League promotion for the first time since 2002 after their 2-0 win against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Morsy provided an assist for Omari Giraud-Hutchinson to double Ipswich’s lead after Wesley Burns opened the scoring in the first-half.

Morsy played the entire duration of the final game of the season alongside DR Congo-born Alex Tuanzebe as Ipswich Town capped an impressive campaign with 96 points from 46 matches.

Saturday’s result at Portman Road ended Ipswich Town’s 22-year wait for top-flight football and it presents Morsy a chance to play in the Premier League for the first time in his career.

The 32-year-old Egyptian, born in England, has prominently played in the League Two, League One and the Championship since 2009.

Morsy has been a key player in Kieran McKenna’s squad this season, with 42 starts under his belt and he was named the club’s Player of the Season in April.

In addition to his leadership and solid displays in the middle of the park, the Egyptian captain contributed three goals and six assists in Ipswich Town’s successful Championship campaign.

Following Leicester City and Ipswich Town’s automatic promotion to the Premier League, Norwich City, Southampton, Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion will vie for the third and final ticket in the promotion play-offs.

At the other end of the Championship table, Huddersfield Town, Rotterham United and Birmingham City suffered relegation to the League One.

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