A superb second-half fight-back saw Derby County, under the watchful eye of new manager Steve McClaren, earn a draw with Ipswich.

McClaren was in the stand as headers from Christophe Berra and Daryl Murphy gave the visitors an early 2-0 lead.

Zak Whitbread pulled a goal back but Aaron Cresswell added third and Murphy made it 4-1 before half time.

Jamie Ward gave Derby hope after a goal from Craig Bryson, who completed the comeback with two minutes to go.

No home comforts for Derby

Derby are still seeking their first home win of the season.

Mick McCarthy's side pulled the Rams apart with ease during the first half - and McClaren, who officially takes charge on Wednesday, unsurprisingly went into the home dressing room to tell the side what he thought.

This came after new first-team coach Paul Simpson spent the last 15 minutes of the first half in the dug-out, alongside caretaker-manager Darren Wassall, an appearance which coincided with an improvement from the home side.

Whatever the former England manager said at the break certainly worked, while a double change which saw John Eustace and Mason Bennett replace Conor Sammon and Ben Davies proved pivotal.

The Rams, who sacked Nigel Clough following Saturday's 1-0 defeat to neighbours Nottingham Forest, controlled the game and the point was, in the end, deserved.

The result leaves Derby 14th in the Championship table with 12 points from their first 10 matches but they are without a win in their last five, while Ipswich slip to 10th and are still without an away victory.

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy: "We are very disappointed not to win the game, of course we are.

"We played really well in the first-half and could have scored more than four but their goal 90 seconds into the second-half changed the course of the game."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Derby County

  • 01 Grant
  • 02 Smith
  • 03 Forsyth
  • 04 Bryson
  • 25 Buxton
  • 27 Whitbread
  • 16 Davies (Bennett - 45' )
  • 19 Hughes
  • 18 Sammon (Eustace - 45' Booked )
  • 09 Martin
  • 10 Ward (Russell - 91' )

Substitutes

  • 11 Russell
  • 12 Jacobs
  • 13 Deeney
  • 14 Eustace
  • 20 Bennett
  • 28 Hanson
  • 29 Lowe

Ipswich Town

  • 22 Gerken
  • 04 Chambers
  • 03 Cresswell Booked
  • 08 Skuse Booked
  • 06 Berra Booked
  • 05 Smith
  • 11 Anderson (Edwards - 71' )
  • 19 Hyam
  • 10 McGoldrick Booked (Nouble - 82' Booked )
  • 09 Murphy
  • 16 Tunnicliffe Booked (Tabb - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Loach
  • 02 Hewitt
  • 07 Edwards
  • 14 Wordsworth
  • 15 Mings
  • 18 Tabb
  • 35 Nouble
Ref: Trevor Kettle
Att: 21,037

Match Stats

Shots

14 14

On target

6 5

Corners

8 6

Fouls

14 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Derby County 4, Ipswich Town 4.

90:00 +5:37 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Derby County 4, Ipswich Town 4.

90:00 +4:24

Attempt missed. Carlos Edwards (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

90:00 +3:35 Booking

Booking Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +3:16

Lee Grant (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:16

Foul by Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town).

90:00 +0:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Johnny Russell replaces Jamie Ward.

88:37

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Adam Smith.

87:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Derby County 4, Ipswich Town 4. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Zak Whitbread.

86:58

Attempt blocked. Zak Whitbread (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Ward with a cross.

86:29

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

84:57

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

84:40 Booking

Booking Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

84:23

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

84:23

Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:55

Attempt saved. Jamie Ward (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Smith.

83:26

John Eustace (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:26

Foul by Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town).

81:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Frank Nouble replaces David McGoldrick.

79:43 Booking

Booking Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

79:36

Adam Smith (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:36

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

76:22

Foul by Jake Buxton (Derby County).

76:22

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:43

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

73:32 Booking

Booking David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

73:14

Jamie Ward (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

73:14

Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

72:48

Attempt blocked. Craig Bryson (Derby County) header from outside the box is blocked.

72:24

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

72:24

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

71:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jay Tabb replaces Ryan Tunnicliffe.

70:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Carlos Edwards replaces Paul Anderson.

70:14

Attempt blocked. John Eustace (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Ward with a cross.

69:58

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

67:54 Booking

Booking Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

67:38

John Eustace (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:38

Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town).

65:42 Booking

Booking John Eustace (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

65:30

Foul by John Eustace (Derby County).

65:30

Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:05

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Paul Anderson.

64:01

Offside, Derby County. John Eustace tries a through ball, but Craig Forsyth is caught offside.

63:07

Offside, Ipswich Town. Aaron Cresswell tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

61:41

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Cole Skuse.

60:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Derby County 3, Ipswich Town 4. Jamie Ward (Derby County) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Will Hughes with a cross.

56:34

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

56:34

Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

54:26

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:26

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

52:35

Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

52:35

Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:55

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Zak Whitbread.

50:52

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell.

49:56

Foul by Craig Forsyth (Derby County).

49:56

Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:39

Jake Buxton (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:39

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

48:17

Jake Buxton (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:17

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

47:27

Attempt missed. John Eustace (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

46:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Derby County 2, Ipswich Town 4. Craig Bryson (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mason Bennett.

45:00

Second Half begins Derby County 1, Ipswich Town 4.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. John Eustace replaces Conor Sammon.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Mason Bennett replaces Ben Davies.

45:00 +3:27 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Derby County 1, Ipswich Town 4.

45:00 +2:17

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

45:00 +1:36

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

44:13

Attempt missed. Jamie Ward (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Craig Forsyth.

43:26

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Aaron Cresswell.

43:15

Attempt saved. Jamie Ward (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

39:39

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

38:23

Offside, Derby County. Jamie Ward tries a through ball, but Chris Martin is caught offside.

36:30

Attempt missed. Ben Davies (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Jake Buxton.

36:20

Jake Buxton (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:20

Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

35:42

Foul by Ben Davies (Derby County).

35:42

David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34:32

Foul by Ben Davies (Derby County).

34:32

Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Derby County 1, Ipswich Town 4. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell with a cross following a corner.

32:51

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Adam Smith.

31:54

Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

31:54

Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:47

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Luke Hyam.

28:50

Attempt missed. Jamie Ward (Derby County) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Will Hughes.

25:40

Attempt missed. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Paul Anderson with a cross following a corner.

25:13

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

22:06

Adam Smith (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

22:06

Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town).

21:13

Foul by Zak Whitbread (Derby County).

21:13

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:59

Ben Davies (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:59

Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town).

17:38

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

15:31

Foul by Ben Davies (Derby County).

15:31

Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:42

Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:42

Foul by Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town).

13:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Derby County 1, Ipswich Town 3. Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal.

11:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Derby County 1, Ipswich Town 2. Zak Whitbread (Derby County) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ben Davies with a cross following a corner.

11:17

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

9:20

Conor Sammon (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

9:20

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

8:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Derby County 0, Ipswich Town 2. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell with a cross following a corner.

7:58

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Craig Bryson.

7:55

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

7:30

Attempt saved. Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

6:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Derby County 0, Ipswich Town 1. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell with a cross following a set piece situation.

5:16

Foul by Jake Buxton (Derby County).

5:16

David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

3:56

Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Craig Forsyth with a cross.

3:12

Attempt missed. Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Cole Skuse.

1:37

Craig Forsyth (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:37

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

1:15

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

1:15

Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:32

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

0:32

Dean Gerken (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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