Derby County dropped their first points at home this season as Christophe Berra secured a draw for Ipswich Town.

Chris Martin stabbed the opener home for Derby after Dean Gerken saved his initial header and Johnny Russell had an effort cleared off the line.

Centre-back Berra headed the equaliser from a Paul Anderson free-kick.

Rams goalkeeper Lee Grant denied Anderson and Teddy Bishop, while Martin and Leon Best both had chances to win it for the home side.

The draw extends Ipswich's unbeaten run at Derby to seven meetings, dating back to December 2008.

Back to the beginning for McClaren

Before officially taking charge of Derby County, Steve McClaren helped inspire the Rams to a 4-4 draw at home against Ipswich. Derby were training 4-1 at the break when former England boss went into the dressing room to speak to his new players.

Derby will anxiously await news of Republic of Ireland international Jeff Hendrick, who was taken to hospital with a serious looking injury to his right arm.

McClaren on Derby v Ipswich

Martin got Derby off to a strong start with his fourth goal of the season, taking advantage after Luke Hyam failed to clear Jamie Ward's cross.

Gerken reacted well to deny last season's top scorer for Derby and Jonathan Parr was on the line to foil Russell, but former Norwich City man Martin eventually took his second chance by turning the ball home on the back post.

Derby had a penalty shout turned down when Hendrick appeared to be caught by Berra, with the midfielder replaced minutes later after falling awkwardly.

While the visitors struggled to seriously threaten in the first half, they improved after the break, with Anderson delivering the free-kick for Berra to nod home before then directing a shot into the legs of Grant.

Hot-shot Berra

Berra's third goal in his last three matches for Ipswich takes his tally at the club to eight from 51 games. He failed to score in 154 appearances for Wolves between 2009 and 2013.

The former Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper was tested again moments later, tipping Bishop's long-range effort over the bar.

McCarthy on Derby v Ipswich

Derby survived and went close to hitting back immediately, only for Martin to nod a Cyrus Christie cross over.

Richard Keogh did well to throw himself in front a stinging Alex Henshall shot for the visitors and Martin cleared a looping Daryl Murphy header, but it was the Rams that pressed hardest for a late winner.

Martin dragged a shot off target and had another effort deflect wide, either side of Best's headed effort over the bar from a Craig Bryson corner.

Derby manager Steve McClaren: "I felt it was a game overall we should have won. We probably caused our own problems - after we got the first goal we seemed to stop.

"Jeff [Hendrick] was six minutes down [injured] and it kind of killed the game in the first half.

"And we started the second poorly, so it was not a consistent performance throughout the 90 minutes. Jeff has gone off to hospital with a shoulder injury. Hopefully it's not a dislocation but I don't know."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy: "We started passing the ball to people in blue shirts in the second half. We didn't rush it and kept the ball better in the second half and we got in some good positions."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Derby County

  • 01 Grant
  • 02 Christie
  • 03 Forsyth
  • 14 Eustace (Dawkins - 81' )
  • 06 Keogh
  • 05 Buxton
  • 08 Hendrick (Hughes - 26' )
  • 04 Bryson
  • 09 Martin Booked
  • 10 Ward
  • 11 Russell (Best - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Dawkins
  • 17 Whitbread
  • 19 Hughes
  • 21 Roos
  • 30 Best
  • 32 Shotton
  • 33 Mascarell

Ipswich Town

  • 01 Gerken
  • 04 Chambers (Mings - 45' )
  • 02 Parr
  • 19 Hyam Booked
  • 06 Berra
  • 05 Smith
  • 11 Anderson (Nouble - 80' )
  • 27 Bishop (Henshall - 67' )
  • 17 Bru Booked
  • 09 Murphy
  • 18 Tabb Booked

Substitutes

  • 03 Mings
  • 14 Bajner
  • 23 Henshall
  • 25 McQueen
  • 28 Clarke
  • 33 Bialkowski
  • 35 Nouble
Ref: Eddie Ilderton
Att: 26,673

Match Stats

Shots

12 10

On target

5 5

Corners

7 11

Fouls

15 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Derby County 1, Ipswich Town 1.

90:00 +4:38 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Ipswich Town 1.

90:00 +3:58

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Tyrone Mings.

90:00 +3:06

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Tyrone Mings.

90:00 +3:05

Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Simon Dawkins.

90:00 +1:48 Booking

Booking Chris Martin (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +1:43

Offside, Derby County. Craig Forsyth tries a through ball, but Chris Martin is caught offside.

90:00 +1:29 Booking

Booking Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +0:44

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:44

Foul by Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town).

89:55

Foul by Leon Best (Derby County).

89:55

Alex Henshall (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:09

Cyrus Christie (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:09

Foul by Tyrone Mings (Ipswich Town).

88:08

Attempt saved. Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Bru.

84:58 Booking

Booking Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

84:51

Simon Dawkins (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:51

Foul by Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town).

83:04

Hand ball by Jamie Ward (Derby County).

82:39

Offside, Ipswich Town. Jay Tabb tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

81:47

Attempt missed. Leon Best (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Craig Bryson with a cross following a corner.

81:22

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jonathan Parr.

80:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Simon Dawkins replaces John Eustace.

79:52

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

79:52

Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

79:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Frank Nouble replaces Paul Anderson.

78:55

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

76:00

Offside, Ipswich Town. Tommy Smith tries a through ball, but Kevin Bru is caught offside.

75:05

Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

74:47

Attempt blocked. Alex Henshall (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tyrone Mings.

73:39

Offside, Derby County. Craig Forsyth tries a through ball, but Leon Best is caught offside.

73:05

Attempt blocked. Leon Best (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Martin with a headed pass.

72:13

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

70:58

Hand ball by Leon Best (Derby County).

70:32 Booking

Booking Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

70:10

Offside, Ipswich Town. Kevin Bru tries a through ball, but Jonathan Parr is caught offside.

69:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Leon Best replaces Johnny Russell.

68:31

Attempt blocked. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Henshall with a cross.

68:07

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Jake Buxton.

66:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Alex Henshall replaces Teddy Bishop.

62:14

Offside, Derby County. Will Hughes tries a through ball, but Craig Bryson is caught offside.

60:52

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jonathan Parr.

60:17

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

60:17

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

58:22

Foul by Jamie Ward (Derby County).

58:22

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

57:52

Attempt saved. Jamie Ward (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Martin with a headed pass.

56:52

Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Derby County) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Cyrus Christie with a cross.

55:51

Foul by Johnny Russell (Derby County).

55:51

Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:28

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Will Hughes.

55:24

Attempt blocked. Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jay Tabb.

54:49

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Lee Grant.

54:48

Attempt saved. Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tyrone Mings.

54:15

Hand ball by Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town).

53:37

Hand ball by Will Hughes (Derby County).

53:04

Attempt saved. Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jay Tabb with a cross.

52:38

Foul by John Eustace (Derby County).

52:38

Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Derby County 1, Ipswich Town 1. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Paul Anderson following a set piece situation.

50:36

Foul by Jamie Ward (Derby County).

50:36

Jonathan Parr (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:24

Attempt blocked. Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

49:42

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Derby County).

49:42

Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

46:20

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

45:07

Offside, Ipswich Town. Tyrone Mings tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

45:00

Second Half begins Derby County 1, Ipswich Town 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Tyrone Mings replaces Luke Chambers because of an injury.

45:00 +6:18 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Derby County 1, Ipswich Town 0.

45:00 +4:29

Attempt missed. Jamie Ward (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Cyrus Christie with a cross.

45:00 +2:29

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

45:00 +1:24

Offside, Derby County. Cyrus Christie tries a through ball, but Chris Martin is caught offside.

45:00 +0:50

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Teddy Bishop.

45:00 +0:47

Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Ward.

44:20

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Craig Bryson.

43:32

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Derby County).

43:32

Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:12

Offside, Ipswich Town. Kevin Bru tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.

38:29

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

37:38

Delay in match Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.

35:12

Attempt saved. Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Anderson with a cross.

34:51

Attempt saved. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Anderson with a cross.

34:23

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

33:49

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Johnny Russell.

30:46

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

30:12

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by John Eustace.

29:51

Foul by Jamie Ward (Derby County).

29:51

Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Will Hughes replaces Jeff Hendrick because of an injury.

25:35

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

20:45

Delay in match Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) because of an injury.

20:27

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

20:27

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

20:01

Foul by Jamie Ward (Derby County).

20:01

Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:27

Hand ball by Jamie Ward (Derby County).

12:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Derby County 1, Ipswich Town 0. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

12:13

Attempt saved. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

12:12

Attempt blocked. Johnny Russell (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

10:57

Foul by Craig Forsyth (Derby County).

10:57

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

10:08

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jonathan Parr.

8:57

Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Craig Forsyth with a cross.

7:27

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

7:27

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

6:44

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Derby County).

6:44

Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

3:14

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Teddy Bishop.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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