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Derby County 2-0 Ipswich town

Joe Ledley scoring for Derby County
Joe Ledley's last goal for Derby came against Brentford on the opening day of the 2017-18 season.

Two superb second half goals gave Frank Lampard his second Championship victory as Derby County manager as his side defeated Ipswich Town at Pride Park.

Wales international Joe Ledley opened the scoring midway through the second half with a fine strike from 25 yards out after a poor Ipswich clearance from a Derby corner.

Moments later Tom Lawrence, who had spent the 2016-17 season on loan at Ipswich, doubled County's lead placing his free-kick just beyond goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski's reach.

Defeat for Town means Paul Hurst's side are still searching for their first win in the Championship this season.

Derby went into the game winless in their last 10 home league matches against Ipswich and off the back of successive league defeats by Millwall and Leeds.

Both sides seemed to lack confidence in a dour first half, with Derby forward David Nugent's long range curling effort, which narrowly missed the far post, being the pick of the chances.

Ipswich's Grant Ward had a deflected shot from distance which was well collected by Scott Carson as the away side struggled to create any meaningful openings.

The Rams became more clinical after the break, scoring from their only two shots on goal and giving Lampard his first home win.

Derby County manager Frank Lampard:

"It was reward for work rate, attitude, and good play. It was a good lesson for me and I've not taken the highs or lows too much either way.

"After (losing at) Millwall, people were looking at one win out of three, two losses on the bounce and now today we've won.

"I think there's more in the tank but we have to stay grounded, this is a long game for us.

We are trying to change a bit of style and bring young players in so there's a process, but of course results are massive because people will judge you by them so it was very big for me and for us to get that one."

Ipswich Town boss Paul Hurt:

"Quite a few people have said to me there wasn't too much in the game. Derby had a lot of possession but I'm not sure how many saves Bart (Bialkowski) was actually called upon to make.

"We spoke about belief again and did we truly have that belief collectively that we were going to get back in the game. I feel like we almost gave them too much respect at times and we've got to shake that off.

"We know there's some big names in this league and some big-name players but we are equal in terms of we are in the same league."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 37Bogle
  • 6KeoghBooked at 42mins
  • 5Tomori
  • 3Forsyth
  • 4BrysonBooked at 16mins
  • 17EvansSubstituted forLedleyat 27'minutes
  • 8Mount
  • 20BennettSubstituted forJozefzoonat 69'minutes
  • 28NugentSubstituted forMarriottat 77'minutes
  • 10Lawrence

Substitutes

  • 2Wisdom
  • 9Waghorn
  • 11Jozefzoon
  • 14Marriott
  • 21Roos
  • 25Lowe
  • 36Ledley

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 2Donacien
  • 22NsialaBooked at 67mins
  • 4Chambers
  • 3Knudsen
  • 6Chalobah
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forRobertsat 75'minutes
  • 8SkuseBooked at 47minsSubstituted forDownesat 55'minutes
  • 11Nolan
  • 18Ward
  • 10HarrisonSubstituted forJacksonat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 9Jackson
  • 12Spence
  • 19Roberts
  • 20Sears
  • 21Downes
  • 30Kenlock
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
24,362

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 2, Ipswich Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 2, Ipswich Town 0.

Florian Jozefzoon (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town).

Joe Ledley (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town).

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Derby County).

Janoi Donacien (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town).

Attempt saved. Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jon Nolan.

Foul by Jack Marriott (Derby County).

Aristote Nsiala (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jayden Bogle (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Trevoh Chalobah (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Grant Ward.

Attempt missed. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Grant Ward with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Jack Marriott replaces David Nugent.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Janoi Donacien tries a through ball, but Kayden Jackson is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Mason Mount (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Florian Jozefzoon.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jordan Roberts replaces Gwion Edwards.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Trevoh Chalobah.

Attempt blocked. Craig Forsyth (Derby County) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Mason Mount with a cross.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Aristote Nsiala.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Jayden Bogle.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Florian Jozefzoon replaces Mason Bennett.

Goal!

Goal! Derby County 2, Ipswich Town 0. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Booking

Aristote Nsiala (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Lawrence (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Ipswich Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kayden Jackson replaces Ellis Harrison.

Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mason Bennett (Derby County).

Trevoh Chalobah (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Derby County 1, Ipswich Town 0. Joe Ledley (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner following a corner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Trevoh Chalobah.

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

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds4310114710
2Middlesbrough431082610
3Swansea42205328
4West Brom421113767
5Brentford32108267
6Aston Villa32107437
7Bolton32105327
8Nottm Forest41305416
9Derby420267-16
10Sheff Utd420257-26
11Bristol City41216515
12Millwall31204315
13Blackburn31203215
14Wigan31117704
15Preston31113304
16Hull411257-24
17Rotherham4103410-63
18Birmingham302123-12
19Stoke302146-22
20Ipswich402236-32
21Norwich301268-21
22Sheff Wed301236-31
23Reading300314-30
24QPR4004213-110
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