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Simeon Jackson scores for Norwich in derby-day rout

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It was an insurance goal, but Mississauga Ont.’s Simeon Jackson got on the scoresheet against Norwich City’s most hated rival.

Jackson, Canada’s 2009 player of the year, scored with his left foot from six yards out, the third goal in Norwich City’s 5-1 rout of Ipswich Town. The win puts, at least temporarily, Norwich into second place in the League Championship — two points ahead of Cardiff, which has a game in hand.

And, it allows the Canaries to celebrate a fantastic win over the Tractor Boys in what is their most important derby of the year. Oh, and the game was played at Portman Road… an embarrassing home loss for Ipswich Town.

The top two finishers in the Championship automatically get promoted to the Premiership.

Jackson, who scored last week in a draw with Watford, got the start and looks to be finding his rhythm after spending extended periods on the bench. Norwich bought Jackson from Gillingham FC in the previous offseason.

Jackson had a shot go off the crossbar in injury time, and the rebound was fired in by Dani Pacheco, on loan from Liverpool, for Norwich’s fifth goal.

But things weren’t so good for Jackson’s close friend, Canadian national-teamer Jaime Peters. He had to endure the rout from the Ipswich Town bench.

Peters and Jackson were housemates when Peters was loaned out to Gillingham by Ipswich Town.

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