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Summary

  1. Norwich complete league double over Ipswich
  2. Bradley Johnson fires in superb opener
  3. Scrappy Lewis Grabban goal doubles lead
  4. Norwich up to third, Ipswich slip to sixth

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By Chris Osborne

All times stated are UK

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FT: Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Bradley Johnson
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Well, that will do for us this afternoon. If you get a chance to take a look at Bradley Johnson's thunderbolt, it's well worth a watch.

For the yellow of Norfolk, the beer will taste a little sweeter tonight. For the Blue side of East Anglia, disappointment today but still plenty to play for in the final 12 games of the season.

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FT: Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy tells Sky Sports: "Two goals are the difference. There wasn't a lot in the game.

"Norwich have a squad as good as most. Alex Neil has them going.

"I don't think there was too much in it today though. We're three points off second - the league is bonkers. I think it will maybe be the lowest score for going up."

FT: Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Some reaction from Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy on the way...

FT: Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Here's the updated Championship table - it makes good reading for Norwich fans.

And it's by no means the end of the world for Ipswich...

Championship table
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FT: Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Norwich City boss Alex Neil tells Sky Sports: "It's the most important result since I've been here.

"We worked hard. It was difficult because of the way Ipswich set up. There's a discipline and a determination about us.

"I didn't think it was a great game, but most importantly we won it."

FT: Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Want to relive the game? Take a look at

BBC Sport's match report here.

FT: Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

This is not a disaster for Ipswich, regardless of how awful their fans will feel tonight (they've now lost four consecutive derbies).

But this squad, with barely any money spent on it, is still right in the play-off mix. They're sixth and just two points behind their local rivals.

FT: Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

That's six wins on the spin now for Norwich, and seven undefeated.

When Alex Neil took over in January, the Canaries were down in seventh. Now they are third, one point off second-placed Middlesbrough.

Can they be stopped?

FT: Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Ex-Ipswich captain and BBC Radio Suffolk summariser Mick Mills: "It's been Norwich's day today. We've got to get it out of our system. We've got another game on Wednesday and we go again."

FT: Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Norwich City goalscorer Bradley Johnson tells Sky Sports about his superb opener: "Sometimes they go into row Z. I've scored a few goals and I only thought of hitting it. If we carry on what we're doing, I'm sure we'll be up there."

FT: Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Former Norwich striker and BBC Radio Norfolk summariser Iwan Roberts: "They look a confident side now. It was a carbon copy of the Wolves performance [two weeks ago]. As a defensive unit, Norwich were superb. And up front, their quality shone through."

FULL-TIME

Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Lewis Grabban
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The final whistle goes and Carrow Road switches to party mode.

Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

The expected barrage from Ipswich just hasn't come.

In fact, most of this injury time has been played in the Town half.

The visitors have a free-kick in a good position though.

Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Cameron Jerome's contribution lasts just 30 minutes as he goes off and on comes Gary Hooper.

He made Norwich's second goal though - so it's not a bad day's work.

Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Cameron Jerome is down receiving treatment to his foot.

The board goes up and we will have four added minutes.

Ipswich need something very, very special.

Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

There are 27,005 at Carrow Road - and that's a record in the all-seater era for the Canaries. It shows you just how big this game was today.

The final few minutes all looking comfortable the home faithful.

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Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Patrick Giles: Following the text at Wellington airport on the way to Melbourne. Time is going backwards. Come on City!

Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Chris Wood used to bang these in for fun a couple of seasons ago.

Jonny Parr's cross finds him 10 yards out but he mistimes he header and sticks it over the Norwich bar.

Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Tyrone Mings hooks down Jonny Howson and gets a yellow card for it.

Half tiredness, half frustration in that challenge.

Russell Martin gets sight of goal at the back post from the free-kick, but flicks into the side netting.

Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Ipswich aren't quite banging the door down, yet, but they are certainly pressing the door ball aggressively.

Norwich make a change, with Wes Hoolahan coming off and Graham Dorrans heading on.

Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Freddie Sears is once again the man coming close for Ipswich. Jay Tabb fools the Norwich defence by slipping in Sears from a free-kick.

The forward hooks goalwards from a narrow angle and Seb Bassong has to head clear from under his own bar.

Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Chris Wood is on for his Ipswich debut. The Leicester City loanee, who has goals in him, replaces Daryl Murphy.

Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

A chunk of sustained pressure from the visitors comes to an end and Norwich survive.

The Canaries have to hold on for 12 minutes to make it an East Anglian double this season.

Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Promising signs for Ipswich. They send in a free-kick and Freddie Sears and Luke Varney almost get shots away.

Jonny Parr finally does and Alex Tettey throws himself in the way to deflect it wide.

Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Bartosz Białkowski has kept Ipswich in the game.

Jonny Howson releases Cameron Jerome, his first few touches are good, but the Town keeper judges everything perfectly and blocks the shot with his leg.

Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

The Canaries have decided they will sit deep now and try and see out the last 20 minutes.

It's almost like they're saying to Ipswich "see if you can get past us then".

If Town are to do it, they will need a spark or a moment of magic.

Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Russell Martin has got away with one during that Freddie Sears chance.

Luke Varney has looked to charge in on the attack, but the Norwich defender has clipped the forward off the ball. Referee didn't spot it.

Ipswich meanwhile bring on Jonny Parr for Kevin Bru.

Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Freddie Sears has impressed me today. He wriggles and jinks his way towards the Norwich box and draws a save from John Ruddy.

Ipswich need more of that.

Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

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Mick Mills is spot on there. A puzzling goal that most of Carrow Road took a while to realise had gone in.

They're delighted though. Ipswich need a response, sharpish.

Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Ex-Ipswich captain and BBC Radio Suffolk summariser Mick Mills: "I'm not quite sure how that ball has ended up in the net. It's a freak goal."

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Norwich 2-0 Ipswich

Lewis Henderson: Alex Neil on his way to making sure the Premier League's Scottish manager quota is up again. What a job he's doing at Norwich.

Chris: Don't know how this season got turned around for City, but it's giving me goosebumps every match now.

GOAL

Norwich 2-0 Ipswich (Lewis Grabban)

If Norwich's first goal was sublime, this was the opposite. Not that anybody in yellow cares.

Cameron Jerome instantly gets involved and fires in from the edge of the area.

Lewis Grabban and Tyrone Mings gets in the way of the shot, it hits the Town defender and then Grabban before trundling in.

Norwich 1-0 Ipswich

The second half doesn't have as much of the zip as the first half. It's certainly more methodical.

Norwich make their first change, removing the wide pace of Nathan Redmond and bringing on the hulking figure of Cameron Jerome.

Norwich 1-0 Ipswich

Wobbly defending from Norwich.

Jay Tabb swings in a cross from the left, and Seb Bassong fails to deal with it confidently.

Freddie Sears is ready to hit the loose ball, but strikes a defender. A promising sign for Big Mick's men.

Norwich 1-0 Ipswich

Luke Varney gets a talking to from the referee following a collision with Seb Bassong.

The Ipswich forward had a look at his opponent before jumping into him while going for a header.

Proper derby stuff though, and nothing more than that.

Norwich 1-0 Ipswich

Former Norwich striker and BBC Radio Norfolk summariser Iwan Roberts: "The Norwich defence looks solid, but you just know that Ipswich will come again."

Norwich 1-0 Ipswich

Lewis Grabban has been lively today. He finds a bit of space outside the Ipswich area and swings a left boot, but it's a tame effort.

Moments later he bundles over Christophe Berra in a one-on-ne chase for the ball. Good defending from the big Scot.

Norwich 1-0 Ipswich

Norwich are prodding it around in Ipswich territory, and Wes Hoolahan springs Lewis Grabban forward.

His cross is snuffed out by Christophe Berra though and Bradley Johnson headers the corner 16 miles over the bar.

Norwich 1-0 Ipswich

Tyrone Mings brings down Nathan Redmond, who was looking to spin away.

It's a pretty smart foul to give away by the Ipswich full-back, with Redmond ready to head into space.

Norwich 1-0 Ipswich

A nervy moment for Bradley Johnson. His clearance spins up and over his own goal. Town can't make anything from the corner.