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Derby County 0-1 Ipswich Town

David McGoldrick
McGoldrick previously played for Derby's rivals, Nottingham Forest

Derby County were beaten in their final game before the Championship play-offs as David McGoldrick's first-half penalty earns Ipswich Town victory.

The hosts failed to create many clear chances in a drab match and had midfielder George Thorne taken off with a serious leg injury late on.

McGoldrick fired in the winner from the spot after Teddy Bishop was brought down in the area by Richard Keogh.

The Rams finish fifth and will host Hull in the first leg of the play-offs.

Derby face the Tigers at the iPro Stadium on 14 May, with the reverse fixture at Hull's KCOM Stadium on 17 May.

Ipswich finish the season a place outside the play-offs in seventh place, five points adrift of Sheffield Wednesday.

The hosts had to play the final eight minutes of the match with 10 men because of Thorne's injury, which he sustained in a challenge with Jonathan Douglas.

Derby head coach Darren Wassall: "I've talked about the importance of the squad and we've got an abundance of midfield players, so if George is seriously injured that's the only shining light we've got.

"Ultimately this result doesn't matter. In the big scheme of things it's inconsequential because next week's results are the ones that will define our season."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy: "It was a good away performance and it's given me a lot of encouragement for next season.

"We've finished on a high, we've played 46 games and there's no point wishing or hoping, that's not me, the reality is we weren't good enough to get into the play-offs."

Line-ups

Derby

Formation 4-3-3

  • 17Carson
  • 2Christie
  • 6KeoghBooked at 44minsSubstituted forBuxtonat 45'minutes
  • 14Shackell
  • 29Olsson
  • 4Bryson
  • 34Thorne
  • 19HughesSubstituted forBlackmanat 77'minutes
  • 11Russell
  • 9MartinBooked at 65minsSubstituted forBentat 68'minutes
  • 23Ince

Substitutes

  • 5Buxton
  • 8Hendrick
  • 10Bent
  • 18Butterfield
  • 22Blackman
  • 24Weimann
  • 35Mitchell

Ipswich

Formation 4-3-3

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 4ChambersBooked at 31mins
  • 5Smith
  • 6Berra
  • 30Kenlock
  • 27BishopSubstituted forPitmanat 69'minutes
  • 8SkuseSubstituted forHyamat 45'minutes
  • 26McDonnellBooked at 39minsSubstituted forDouglasat 55'minutes
  • 12Feeney
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 20Sears

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 11Pitman
  • 19Hyam
  • 22Douglas
  • 37Digby
  • 42Varney
  • 44Foley
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
29,854

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home19
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Derby County 0, Ipswich Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Derby County 0, Ipswich Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Feeney.

  4. Post update

    Johnny Russell (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Liam Feeney (Ipswich Town).

  6. Post update

    Jason Shackell (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jason Shackell (Derby County) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Tom Ince with a cross.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Brett Pitman (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David McGoldrick.

  12. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  13. Post update

    Delay in match George Thorne (Derby County) because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Ince (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. George Thorne (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Darren Bent (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Douglas (Ipswich Town).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Markus Olsson (Derby County).

  19. Post update

    Liam Feeney (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Nick Blackman replaces Will Hughes.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley462615572353793
2Middlesbrough462611963313289
3Brighton462417572423089
4Hull4624111169353483
5Derby4621151066432378
6Sheff Wed4619171066452174
7Ipswich461815135351269
8Cardiff461717125651568
9Brentford46198197267565
10Birmingham461615155349463
11Preston461517144545062
12QPR461418145454060
13Leeds461417155058-859
14Wolves461416165358-558
15Blackburn461316174646055
16Nottm Forest461316174347-455
17Reading461313205259-752
18Bristol City461313205471-1752
19Huddersfield461312215970-1151
20Fulham461215196679-1351
21Rotherham461310235371-1849
22Charlton46913244080-4040
23MK Dons46912253969-3039
24Bolton46515264181-4030
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