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Result: Norwich City topple Ipswich Town in East Anglian derby

Norwich City move up to third in the Championship table after beating Ipswich 2-0 in the East Anglian derby.

Norwich City have moved up to third in the Championship table by beating Ipswich Town 2-0 in the East Anglian derby.

Bradley Johnson and Lewis Grabban scored in either half to move the Canaries into the highest playoff spot, trailing Middlesbrough by a point for an automatic-promotion place.

Lewis Grabban of Norwich City celebrates his goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Ipswich Town at Carrow Road on March 1, 2015© Getty Images

After a fairly even start, it was the hosts who made the breakthrough at Carrow Road as Johnson found space inside the Tractor Boys' box and rifled the ball into the top corner to give his side the advantage.

Ipswich's Freddie Sears almost replied instantly as the 25-year-old went one-on-one with Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy, but was unable to convert past the Englishman.

Sears had a couple more first-half opportunities to equalise for the visitors, but was unable to finish his chances.

Substitute Cameron Jerome made an instant impact for the Canaries in the second half as his attempt on goal from the edge of the area was blocked and then deflected in by teammate Lewis Grabban to double Norwich's lead.

Ipswich failed to threaten the Norwich goal as they succumbed to a fourth straight defeat to their local rival and one which sees them slip to sixth in the standings.

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Lewis Grabban of Norwich City celebrates his goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Ipswich Town at Carrow Road on March 1, 2015
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