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Ipswich Town 2-1 Derby County

Christophe Berra

Ipswich defender Christophe Berra hit a last-minute winner as Mick McCarthy's side gave their play-off hopes a boost.

Derby got off to the perfect start when Patrick Bamford turned in Craig Forsyth's low cross after 34 seconds.

It took some time for Ipswich to get into their stride but loan signing Jonny Williams's 30-yard strike brought them level 20 minutes from time.

That set the scene for Berra's late header, the defender rising to meet Aaron Cresswell's cross.

Ipswich are now just two points adrift of sixth-placed Reading, heading into the final eight games.

Derby are fourth and manager Steve McClaren might wonder how his team managed to lose given they started so well.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy

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Post-match: Ipswich manager McCarthy

Fresh from slamming five past Nottingham Forest at the weekend, Bamford converted from Forsyth's delivery and was a real threat throughout the opening period.

He should have had a second just after the re-start but he failed in his attempt to chip Dean Gerken after being sent clean through.

The introduction of Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Frank Nouble changed the contest as not long afterwards, Cresswell played a short free-kick to Williams, who found the corner from 30 yards.

Ebanks-Blake then headed against a post but there was still enough time for Berra to settle the contest.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"We will just keep ticking away and trying to pick up points. I'm very pleased with the result and the response after conceding a goal after less than a minute.

"It was more like us after the break, as I don't think we laid a finger on them in the first half. But I thought we deserved the win in the second half."

Steve McClaren

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Post-match: Derby boss McClaren

Derby boss Steve McClaren:

"We have Charlton on Saturday and we have to take our disappointment and anger and make sure we don't let another one slip.

"I thought we controlled the game, created chances but there was not enough care in the final third.

"Our keeper has not had a shot to save apart from picking the ball out of the net from two set-pieces. We caused our own problems in the end."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 22Gerken
  • 4ChambersSubstituted forRichardsonat 79'minutes
  • 3Cresswell
  • 19Hyam
  • 6Berra
  • 5Smith
  • 11AndersonSubstituted forNoubleat 60'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 14Wordsworth
  • 9Murphy
  • 25WilliamsBooked at 66mins
  • 12HuntSubstituted forEbanks-Blakeat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Loach
  • 15Mings
  • 16Green
  • 18Tabb
  • 24Richardson
  • 27Ebanks-Blake
  • 35Nouble

Derby

  • 1Grant
  • 33Wisdom
  • 3ForsythBooked at 84mins
  • 34ThorneBooked at 51minsSubstituted forNaylorat 90+3'minutes
  • 6Keogh
  • 25Buxton
  • 4BrysonBooked at 45mins
  • 8Hendrick
  • 9MartinBooked at 15mins
  • 35BamfordSubstituted forSammonat 75'minutes
  • 11Russell

Substitutes

  • 12Naylor
  • 15O'Brien
  • 18Sammon
  • 26Legzdins
  • 27Whitbread
  • 30Bailey
  • 31Thomas
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
17,399

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 2, Derby County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Ipswich Town 2, Derby County 1.

Attempt blocked. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Johnny Russell.

Attempt blocked. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Sammon.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Lee Naylor replaces George Thorne because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 2, Derby County 1. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

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

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

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Ipswich Town).

Offside, Derby County. Chris Martin tries a through ball, but Conor Sammon is caught offside.

Booking

Craig Forsyth (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.

Craig Forsyth (Derby County) has gone down, but that's a dive.

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

Sylvain Ebanks-Blake (Ipswich Town) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Frank Nouble with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Frazer Richardson replaces Luke Chambers.

Booking

Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Conor Sammon.

Attempt missed. Craig Forsyth (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Conor Sammon replaces Patrick Bamford.

Craig Forsyth (Derby County) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Craig Bryson following a fast break.

Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Patrick Bamford (Derby County).

Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Martin with a cross.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Derby County 1. Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell following a set piece situation.

Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Thorne (Derby County).

Booking

Jonathan Williams (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jonathan Williams.

Attempt blocked. Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Bryson.

Foul by Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town).

Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Derby County. Jake Buxton tries a through ball, but Johnny Russell is caught offside.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Sylvain Ebanks-Blake replaces Stephen Hunt.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Frank Nouble replaces Paul Anderson.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Lee Grant.

Attempt saved. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Anderson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester3725753582
2Burnley38221333379
3QPR3820991569
4Derby38199102166
5Wigan37188111462
6Reading381611111459
7Nottm Forest3814159857
8Ipswich38151211757
9Brighton37151111856
10Bournemouth38141014-452
11Blackburn37131212-151
12Watford371213121049
13Sheff Wed38121214448
14Leeds3713816-547
15Middlesbrough38101612446
16Huddersfield3812917-445
17Bolton38101414-544
18Blackpool38101117-2141
19Birmingham38101018-840
20Doncaster38101018-2340
21Charlton3581116-1835
22Yeovil3871120-2232
23Barnsley3771119-3032
24Millwall3871120-3232
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