Ipswich Town score at end of minute's applause for Chris Reynolds

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Media captionDarryl Murphy scored right at the end of the applause

An Ipswich Town fan who died from heart problems would have been "amazed" at his team scoring during a minute's applause in his honour.

Chris Reynolds, 21, died at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire last week.

His friend, Nathan Sustins, used social media to arrange the fans' applause in the 21st minute of Ipswich's 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

"To have Town score right at the end of it was unbelievable," he said. "Chris would have been amazed."

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Image caption Nathan Sustins (right) arranged the applause for his friend Chris Reynolds (left), whose father Paul is in the middle

Mr Reynolds, from Lowestoft, was a season ticket holder and Mr Sustins came up with the applause idea after posting the news of his death on his Twitter account.

"I posted a message to [Ipswich Town player] Tyrone Mings to get him to say Chris had passed away and then it went nuts," said Mr Sustins.

"To have Daryl Murphy score was written in the stars and I could feel Chris there with us and I knew we weren't going to lose the game."

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Image caption Nathan Sustins arranged the minute's applause using his Twitter account
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Image caption Ipswich Town's Daryl Murphy scored in the 21st minute, "about three seconds" before the applause ended

Mr Sustins said the goal came about three seconds before the applause was due to end.

Ipswich fan, Simon Waters, who did not know Mr Reynolds personally, filmed the applause on his phone and posted it on Facebook, where by Monday morning it had received more than 28,500 views.

He said: "It was so perfectly done by all in the stadium.

"Just as the minute was coming to the end I saw the crowd's applause turn in to cheers as Daryl Murphy scored the opener. However, I did miss the goal while making the video."

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Image caption Chris Reynolds was a member of Rookery Park Golf Club near Lowestoft

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