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Ipswich Town 1-1 Derby County: Substitute Jon Nolan earns bottom side a point

Jon Nolan of Ipswich
Jon Nolan had only scored one previous goal for Ipswich in a 2-2 draw at Birmingham in September

Derby County missed the chance to climb back into the Championship play-off places as substitute Jon Nolan's equaliser clinched a point for struggling Ipswich Town.

Tom Lawrence fired Frank Lampard's Derby ahead in just the second minute to leave Paul Lambert's Ipswich fearing a fifth successive league defeat.

But Nolan's second Ipswich goal drew the hosts level 10 minutes into the second half before Duane Holmes' goal-line clearance denied them the lead.

Derby have lost just once in their past seven league games while, despite their fightback, Ipswich have taken just five points from their past 10 league games and remain bottom of the table.

Lawrence opened the scoring when his volley took a deflection off Ipswich defender Jonas Knudsen and beat goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski after Jayden Bogle had headed the ball across the penalty area.

Nolan equalised 10 minutes into the second half - just two minutes after replacing the injured Flynn Downes - when he found the bottom corner from a neat pass by Collin Quaner.

With 20 minutes remaining Knudsen connected well with a right-footed volley from a corner but Holmes saved Derby by clearing off the line.

Derby should have won in the final minutes but Fikayo Tomori headed against the post before substitute David Nugent struck the crossbar.

It meant Lambert was denied victory but was spared a third successive defeat against the Rams, having lost his previous two games against them with Blackburn and Wolves.

Ipswich ended a run of four successive home defeats in the league against Derby, who have not managed a league double over the Suffolk side since 1986-87.

Ipswich manager Paul Lambert told BBC Radio Suffolk:

"Apart from about 60 seconds of the game, I was delighted with us.

"We started not bad for those couple of minutes, then we lost a goal, but after that it was relentless.

"On Sunday (against Norwich) we lost the game but we never capitulated and we were the better team football-wise.

"I was proud of the team on Sunday even though we lost, everybody hurt and the training ground was down, as you would expect, but we came back really strongly and after the disappointment of Sunday we were excellent."

Derby manager Frank Lampard told BBC Radio Derby:

"It's not a loss, but from going 1-0 up against a team struggling at the bottom of the table, we allowed them back into the game by not being at our best.

"We got a good start, on the front foot, getting bodies in the box and we got our goal and that's one of the most frustrating part of the night, and you would have fancied us then to take some control and go on and win it and we didn't.

"If you give the ball away you lose control of a game, it's as simple as that. To give simple passes away and offer confidence and counter-attacks to a team that are struggling is the cardinal sin.

"You go 1-0 up and you want to take the game away and make them feel like they're bottom of the table. You give them a glimmer of life and they're going to fight to the end."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 41Bree
  • 5PenningtonBooked at 90mins
  • 3Knudsen
  • 30Kenlock
  • 6ChalobahBooked at 63mins
  • 15BishopBooked at 57minsSubstituted forDozzellat 68'minutes
  • 21DownesSubstituted forNolanat 53'minutes
  • 31Judge
  • 14Keane
  • 45QuanerSubstituted forHarrisonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 7Edwards
  • 9Jackson
  • 10Harrison
  • 11Nolan
  • 22Nsiala
  • 23Dozzell

Derby

  • 21Roos
  • 37Bogle
  • 6Keogh
  • 5Tomori
  • 46Malone
  • 24KingSubstituted forBrysonat 73'minutes
  • 15JohnsonBooked at 90mins
  • 23HolmesBooked at 57minsSubstituted forBennettat 73'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 7WilsonSubstituted forNugentat 62'minutes
  • 10Lawrence
  • 9WaghornBooked at 21mins

Substitutes

  • 2Wisdom
  • 4Bryson
  • 20Bennett
  • 26Cole
  • 28Nugent
  • 44Huddlestone
  • 47Ravas
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
18,604

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home15
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home18
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 1, Derby County 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt saved. David Nugent (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mason Bennett with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Jayden Bogle (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.

Booking

Matthew Pennington (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mason Bennett (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matthew Pennington (Ipswich Town).

Booking

Bradley Johnson (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).

Ellis Harrison (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town).

Foul by Mason Bennett (Derby County).

Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. David Nugent (Derby County) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Tom Lawrence with a cross.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jonas Knudsen.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

Attempt saved. Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Tom Lawrence with a cross.

Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Myles Kenlock (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Jayden Bogle (Derby County) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Malone with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Craig Bryson (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Lawrence with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matthew Pennington.

Booking

Mason Bennett (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mason Bennett (Derby County).

Alan Judge (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Fikayo Tomori (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Richard Keogh (Derby County) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Bryson.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jonas Knudsen.

Attempt blocked. Mason Bennett (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Bryson.

Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Derby County).

Bartosz Bialkowski (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Scott Malone (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.

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

Foul by Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town).

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Pennington (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alan Judge with a cross.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Bradley Johnson.

Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will Keane (Ipswich Town).

goal

As It Stood

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2Norwich32179661421960
3Sheff Utd32177854342058
4West Brom31159762402254
5Bristol City31158840301053
6Middlesbrough311312635241151
7Derby3114984336751
8Birmingham32111384940946
9Nottm Forest32111384638846
10Aston Villa32101485650644
11Hull32128124542344
12Swansea32128124239344
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20Millwall31710143445-1131
21Reading32611153445-1129
22Rotherham32513143151-2028
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24Ipswich32310192455-3119
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