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Ipswich Town 1-2 Derby County

Derby County goalscorer Sam Winnall celebrates
Sam Winnall's last five goals for Derby have all come away from home

Sam Winnall's two fine goals helped an impressive Derby County move up to second place in the Championship.

The on-loan Sheffield Wednesday forward headed the Rams in front early on and added a stunning 25-yard shot into the top corner soon after the break.

Tom Lawrence had a long-range effort to make it 3-0 that went over the bar.

The Rams had a host of chances to add to their lead before Joe Garner pulled one back for Town as he headed home a Martyn Waghorn corner.

Derby, who have now won seven of their last nine matches, will stay in the promotion places unless Bristol City can beat runaway Championship leaders Wolves in Saturday's 17:30 GMT game at Ashton Gate.

Gary Rowett's Rams were impressive in the first half as Matej Vydra had two excellent chances and Bartosz Bialkowski saved well from Winnall, while Town had a Callum Connolly effort cleared off the line.

It was a similar story in the second half as the Rams showed their promotion credentials before Garner's goal.

It was the first time County had conceded in five games - Ipswich's 1-0 win at Pride Park on 28 November the last time Derby's goal was breached.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy:

"We were beaten by a better team, a considerably better team on the day.

"They have been very expensively assembled prior to Gary getting there and he is now getting the best out of them.

"He is a good manager as he proved at Birmingham and they were too much for us in the first half and they could have been out of sight."

Derby manager Gary Rowett:

"It's a difficult place to come and they put you under a lot of pressure with the way that they play.

"They have got a real energetic side and I felt first half we blew them away with some really good attacking play.

"Our front four were unplayable at times and in my opinion we really should have been out of sight."

Line-ups

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 12Spence
  • 4Chambers
  • 6WebsterBooked at 43minsSubstituted forIorfaat 75'minutes
  • 3Knudsen
  • 16Connolly
  • 28BruSubstituted forMcGoldrickat 71'minutes
  • 18Ward
  • 9Waghorn
  • 11Celina
  • 14Garner

Substitutes

  • 2Iorfa
  • 5Smith
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 20Sears
  • 24Crowe
  • 30Kenlock
  • 37McDonnell

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 14Wisdom
  • 6Keogh
  • 33Davies
  • 3Forsyth
  • 44Huddlestone
  • 34Thorne
  • 7Russell
  • 23VydraSubstituted forOlssonat 82'minutes
  • 10LawrenceSubstituted forWeimannat 70'minutes
  • 17WinnallSubstituted forBairdat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Martin
  • 12Baird
  • 16Pearce
  • 19Weimann
  • 28Nugent
  • 29Olsson
  • 35Mitchell
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
17,267

Match Stats

Home TeamIpswichAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Ipswich Town 1, Derby County 2.

Full Time

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

Attempt blocked. Andreas Weimann (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by George Thorne.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Richard Keogh (Derby County) because of an injury.

Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

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

Attempt missed. Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Johnny Russell (Derby County).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Chris Baird replaces Sam Winnall.

Attempt blocked. Grant Ward (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Marcus Olsson replaces Matej Vydra.

Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by George Thorne (Derby County).

Offside, Derby County. Tom Huddlestone tries a through ball, but Sam Winnall is caught offside.

Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Winnall (Derby County).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Dominic Iorfa replaces Adam Webster because of an injury.

Delay in match Adam Webster (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Martyn Waghorn with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Martyn Waghorn tries a through ball, but Joe Garner is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. David McGoldrick replaces Kevin Bru.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Andreas Weimann replaces Tom Lawrence.

Sam Winnall (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Connolly (Ipswich Town).

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Andre Wisdom.

Attempt blocked. Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Garner.

Attempt saved. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Winnall with a through ball.

Tom Lawrence (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

Goal!

Goal! Ipswich Town 1, Derby County 2. Joe Garner (Ipswich Town) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Martyn Waghorn with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Tom Lawrence.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Curtis Davies.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

Attempt missed. Kevin Bru (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Grant Ward with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves25184347202758
2Derby25146540221848
3Bristol City25138440261447
4Cardiff25145635231247
5Leeds2513393728942
6Sheff Utd25132103930941
7Aston Villa2511863324941
8Preston25101052823540
9Middlesbrough2511593224838
10Brentford2591063932737
11Ipswich25113113835336
12Fulham259973533236
13Norwich2587102430-631
14Nottm Forest25101143342-931
15Millwall257992727030
16Sheff Wed257993031-130
17Reading2577113033-328
18QPR2569102635-927
19Hull2559113943-424
20Barnsley2558122637-1123
21Sunderland25410112942-1322
22Bolton2557132443-1922
23Burton2556141743-2621
24Birmingham2555151335-2220
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