Promotion-chasing Derby prolonged their unbeaten run to six games with a 2-1 win at Ipswich.
Sam Winnall scored in the 13th and 49th minutes to safe the factors, the latter an excellent lengthy-vary strike.
The residence aspect replied by means of Joe Garner’s header however couldn’t gradual Derby’s spectacular run of type.
Derby took the lead when Tom Lawrence’s nook discovered the head of Winnall, whose glancing header beat Ipswich goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowksi by his proper-hand submit.
A minute later a combination-up between Town defenders Luke Chambers and Adam Webster let in Matej Vydra however with simply the keeper to beat, the striker blazed his shot over the bar.
Vydra’s 19th-minute snap-shot stung the palms of the Ipswich keeper and seven minutes later, a shot from George Thorne from exterior the penalty space simply sailed over the bar following good construct-up play between Lawrence and Vydra.
Ipswich threatened in the 30th minute when Martyn Waghorn swung in a nook and Callum Connolly’s header was cleared off the line by Lawrence.
Six minutes later a crossfield move from Johnny Russell discovered Vydra clear in the penalty space however at full stretch, he may solely ship a left-footed effort extensive.
Jordan Spence cleared Russell’s goalbound shot off the line and Ipswich may have equalised in the 40th minute. Bersant Celina purchased the Town followers to their ft when he picked up the ball in his personal half and made a mazy run in direction of purpose however his shot from simply exterior the space went narrowly extensive.
Four minutes into the second half Derby prolonged their lead when Winnall produced a surprising shot from 30 yards out into the high proper nook of Bialkowski’s purpose.
Lawrence then noticed a 35-yard effort fizz over the bar and moments later a effective cross from Ward beat the Derby defenders, with Kevin Bru arriving late on the scene to head narrowly previous the left submit.
Three successive corners supplied success for Ipswich in the 66th minute when Garner rose to head residence inside the six-yard field and cut back the deficit.
Ipswich pressed for an equaliser however the Derby defence held robust to run out worthy winners.