Apr 6, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Pride Park
DerbyDerby County
0-1
IpswichIpswich Town

Forsyth (81')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Edwards (90')
Stearman (27'), Smith (39')

Half-Time Report: Ipswich Town frustrate Derby County

Scott Loach
© PA Photos
Jamie Ward misses a penalty as Derby County fail to break the deadlock against Ipswich Town at Pride Park.

Derby County have failed to break down a stubborn Ipswich Town defence in a goalless 45 minutes at Pride Park.

The returning Jamie Ward looked the biggest threat for the hosts and he was denied by a good save from Scott Loach in the 16th minute.

Ipswich struggled to assert themselves on the match and were almost punished when Connor Sammon broke free of the visiting defence, but the forward struck the post.

Sammon's chance seemed to spark Ipswich into life and they were close to taking the lead when David McGoldrick stung the palms of Frankie Fielding in the Derby goal.

Derby had a great opportunity to snatch the lead just before the break but Loach saved Ward's penalty following a foul on Richard Keogh inside the box.

Derby manager Nigel Clough on the touchline during the match against Forest on January 19, 2013
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