Keith Andrews scored 29 seconds into the second half to give Ipswich victory over Derby, their first at Portman Road since mid-October.

Referee David Webb consulted his assistant before awarding the goal, having believed John Brayford had cleared Andrews' header off the line.

Arran Lee-Barrett twice denied Jamie Ward and saved from Craig Bryson in a busy first half for the Ipswich keeper.

And Town claimed victory when Andrews headed in Aaron Cresswell's cross.

The win helped Ipswich move five points clear of the relegation places, while for the Rams, it was their sixth defeat in their last eight games.

Lee-Barrett, who was thrust into the starting XI as loanee David Stockdale was recalled by Fulham following the injury to Mark Schwarzer, made several good saves in the first period.

At the other end, Andrews' long-range shot moved in the air and goalkeeper Frank Fielding had to push the ball away.

After Lee-Barrett made a fine double save to preserve Ipswich's clean sheet in the 27th minute, Andrews added to the two goals he scored twice against Barnsley last weekend.

Fielding flapped at the Republic of Ireland international's header before Brayford unsuccessfully tried to hack it clear.

The Tractor Boys could have extended their lead via Lee Martin, Ibrahima Sonko and substitute Jimmy Bullard in the second period, while the visitors scarcely threatened Lee-Barrett's goal to give the hosts a much-needed home win.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Ipswich Town

  • 12 Lee-Barrett
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 25 Collins
  • 31 Sonko
  • 07 Edwards
  • 08 Bowyer
  • 11 Martin (Carson - 90' )
  • 15 Andrews
  • 10 Chopra (E'-Thomas - 71' )
  • 14 Scotland (Bullard - 81' )
  • 27 Murphy

Substitutes

  • 01 Wright
  • 22 Carson
  • 26 Wabara
  • 09 E'-Thomas
  • 21 Bullard

Derby County

  • 01 Fielding
  • 02 Brayford (Tyson - 81' )
  • 03 Roberts
  • 05 Barker
  • 06 Shackell
  • 04 Bryson
  • 16 Bailey Booked (Robinson - 63' )
  • 23 Hendrick (B Davies - 89' )
  • 32 Green
  • 10 Ward Booked
  • 25 Ball

Substitutes

  • 13 Legzdins
  • 24 O'Brien
  • 18 B Davies
  • 09 Tyson
  • 21 Robinson
Ref: Webb
Att: 17,256

Match Stats

Shots

11 11

On target

6 6

Corners

6 5

Fouls

9 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:53 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +5:22

Free kick taken by Keith Andrews.

90:00 +5:22 Booking

Booking Jamie Ward goes into the book.

90:00 +5:07

Jamie Ward challenges Jimmy Bullard unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:00 +3:59

Centre by Jamie Ward, Jason Shackell has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

90:00 +2:16

Shaun Barker concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Bullard. Direct free kick taken by Jimmy Bullard.

90:00 +0:50

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

89:11 Substitution

Substitution Josh Carson is brought on as a substitute for Lee Martin.

89:11 Substitution

Substitution Jeff Hendrick goes off and Ben Davies comes on.

89:11

Inswinging corner taken by Jimmy Bullard.

87:28

Jimmy Bullard takes a shot. Blocked by Jeff Hendrick.

84:21

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard, Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.

83:44

Jimmy Bullard fouled by Callum Ball, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Cresswell restarts play with the free kick.

82:38

The referee blows for offside. Frank Fielding restarts play with the free kick.

80:55 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Tyson comes on in place of John Brayford.

80:55 Substitution

Substitution Jimmy Bullard is brought on as a substitute for Jason Scotland.

80:10

Jason Scotland takes a shot. Shaun Barker gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Martin.

78:19

Jamie Ward takes the outswinging corner, Header by Theo Robinson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

78:07

Jamie Ward crosses the ball, clearance made by Aaron Cresswell.

76:56

Gareth Roberts delivers the ball, John Brayford has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the right of the goal.

76:07

The referee blows for offside. Paul Green restarts play with the free kick.

75:03

The official flags Jay Emmanuel-Thomas offside. Indirect free kick taken by Shaun Barker.

73:04

Craig Bryson has a drilled shot. Blocked by Danny Collins. Corner taken by Jamie Ward, clearance made by Ibrahima Sonko.

72:08

The ball is delivered by Keith Andrews, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Brayford by Daryl Murphy. Frank Fielding takes the direct free kick.

70:27 Substitution

Substitution Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is brought on as a substitute for Michael Chopra.

68:11

Jamie Ward produces a cross, Daryl Murphy makes a clearance.

68:00

A cross is delivered by Gareth Roberts, Danny Collins manages to make a clearance.

66:36

The ball is sent over by Aaron Cresswell, clearance made by Jason Shackell.

64:19

Carlos Edwards takes a shot.

63:47

A cross is delivered by Aaron Cresswell, Paul Green makes a clearance.

63:25

Shaun Barker challenges Jason Scotland unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carlos Edwards takes the direct free kick.

62:37 Substitution

Substitution Theo Robinson comes on in place of James Bailey.

62:37

Foul by Jason Scotland on Shaun Barker, free kick awarded. Frank Fielding restarts play with the free kick.

61:48

Jamie Ward produces a cross, clearance by Aaron Cresswell.

60:32

Lee Martin takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding. Corner taken right-footed by Lee Martin from the right by-line to the near post, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Ibrahima Sonko goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

59:54

Keith Andrews produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.

57:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Ward by Keith Andrews. Jamie Ward delivers the ball, Jason Shackell takes a shot. Save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.

56:40

The ball is delivered by Jamie Ward, Danny Collins makes a clearance. Paul Green gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Martin. Arran Lee-Barrett takes the direct free kick.

55:08

The ball is swung over by Aaron Cresswell.

54:29

Arran Lee-Barrett takes the direct free kick.

54:29 Booking

Booking James Bailey goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

54:10

Lee Martin fouled by James Bailey, the ref awards a free kick.

52:32

Jason Scotland challenges Shaun Barker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shaun Barker takes the free kick.

45:31

The assist for the goal came from Aaron Cresswell.

45:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Keith Andrews - Ipswich 1 - 0 Derby Goal scored by Keith Andrews from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Ipswich 1-0 Derby.

45:29

Aaron Cresswell produces a cross,

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +1:33 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:58

Daryl Murphy delivers the ball, clearance by Gareth Roberts. Corner from right by-line taken by Lee Bowyer.

43:01

Craig Bryson fouled by Michael Chopra, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.

42:45

Lee Martin sends in a cross, clearance by Craig Bryson.

39:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Brayford by Aaron Cresswell. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jamie Ward from right channel, Daryl Murphy manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward from the right by-line, Lee Bowyer manages to make a clearance.

37:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Collins by Callum Ball. Arran Lee-Barrett restarts play with the free kick.

37:06

Carlos Edwards crosses the ball, Jason Shackell makes a clearance.

36:29

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Martin, clearance by Shaun Barker.

36:09

Centre by Daryl Murphy, clearance made by Gareth Roberts.

32:23

Shot by Jamie Ward from outside the box goes high over the target.

31:28

Shot by Carlos Edwards went over the net.

30:47

Daryl Murphy crosses the ball, clearance by Shaun Barker.

29:15

The referee gives a free kick against James Bailey for handball. Direct free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.

29:07

Paul Green delivers the ball, clearance by Ibrahima Sonko.

28:18

The ball is crossed by Aaron Cresswell.

27:36

John Brayford produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

26:05

Shot from 12 yards by Craig Bryson. Save made by Arran Lee-Barrett. Jamie Ward takes a shot. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jamie Ward, Danny Collins makes a clearance.

25:19

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward from the left by-line, clearance made by Lee Bowyer.

24:37

The ball is delivered by Daryl Murphy, clearance made by Jeff Hendrick.

20:55

Lee Martin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Frank Fielding takes the indirect free kick.

20:26

Keith Andrews takes a shot from 30 yards. Save by Frank Fielding.

19:57

The ball is delivered by Lee Martin, Gareth Roberts makes a clearance.

18:54

Jamie Ward fouled by Carlos Edwards, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.

15:31

Jamie Ward has an effort at goal. Save by Arran Lee-Barrett. Danny Collins fouled by Jeff Hendrick, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Arran Lee-Barrett.

13:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Chopra on Gareth Roberts. Gareth Roberts takes the direct free kick.

9:28

The ball is crossed by Aaron Cresswell, Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.

9:04

Michael Chopra takes a shot. Shaun Barker gets a block in.

8:08

The ball is delivered by Daryl Murphy.

6:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Daryl Murphy on Paul Green. Frank Fielding takes the free kick.

5:30

Centre by Paul Green, Carlos Edwards makes a clearance.

5:09

The ball is crossed by John Brayford, clearance made by Carlos Edwards.

4:00

Foul by Craig Bryson on Lee Bowyer, free kick awarded. Lee Bowyer restarts play with the free kick.

2:45

Shot from 30 yards by James Bailey. Save made by Arran Lee-Barrett.

2:04

The ball is delivered by Daryl Murphy.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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