Norwich City managed to escape the Portman Road cauldron with their derby day unbeaten streak intact, after drawing 2-2 with bitter rivals Ipswich Town.

 A Jonathan Rowe double turned the game in their favour after Nathan Broadhead had opened the scoring, but Wes Burns' tidy finish earned the Tractor Boys a share of the spoils.

The game started with a traditionally cagey derby opening, but it wasn't long before the favourites found their stride in Suffolk.

Broadhead should have broken the deadlock when he slalomed through the Norwich defence and went one-on-one with Angus Gunn, but he inexplicably dinked wide of the far post.

The same men then missed from 15 yards after controlling Burns' cross, but he finally opened the scoring 34 minutes in with his third big opportunity.

That came via an Ipswich corner after so many of City's had threatened early on, the Blues winger bundling past Gunn after one of the hosts' broke to him.

But shortly thereafter, the shock equaliser came via the visitors' top scorer. Rowe had been quiet throughout the opening period, but found his magic moment when an overhead kick popped back up to him 10 yards out.

Perhaps it was the confidence of the nine goals he'd already scored, but the 20-year-old finished with coolness and aplomb to send the away end into raptures.

With Ipswich on the hunt for a second goal, half time came at a good time for David Wagner's men. They were on top when the game resumed, however, and made the most of it shortly after the break. Again it was that man Rowe, who drove under Vaclav Hladky to complete the turnaround.

But waves of Ipswich pressure followed, and in the 60th minute they found parity. It came via the dangerous Burns, who only needed a chink of light to fire into Gunn's bottom corner.

Broadhead very nearly found the opposite corner when he sent a curler goalward late on, but a sensational Gunn save denied what would have been a fine winner.

The draw means Norwich haven't lost the derby in nearly 15 years, with Kieran McKenna's men set to travel to Carrow Road in April.


The Pink Un:


1. Walton (GK)

9. Ladapo

11. Harness (on for Chaplin, 78)

14. Taylor (on fior Luongo, 90+2)

18. Williams

19. Jackson (on for Hirst, 90+2)

20. Hutchinson (on for Burns, 78)

24. Scarlett (on for Broadhead, 90+2)

40. Tuanzebe

Manager: Kieran McKenna

Bookings: Burns (77)

Goals: Broadhead (34), Burns (60)


The Pink Un:


12. Long (GK)

8. Gibbs

16. Fassnacht

20. Placheta (on for McCallum, 88)

21. Batth (on for Idah, 88)

25. Hernandez (on for Rowe, 70)

29. Forshaw

35. Fisher

42. Springett (on for Idah, 88)

Head Coach: David Wagner


Goals: Rowe (40, 49)


7 - Burgess heads Morsy's free-kick well over the bar.

16 - Ipswich clear a corner as far as Nunez, whose volley squirms goalward but is smashed to the halfway line before it can test Hladky.

20 - Broadhead slaloms through the Norwich defence to go one-on-one with Gunn, but somehow dinks wide of the far post.

21 - Burns cuts back for Davis on the edge of the box, whose shot is collected at the second attempt by Gunn.

23 - Burns crosses for Broadhead, who controls well but sends wide again on his weaker right foot.

28 - Rowe's pickpocketed and the hosts work it out to Burns to blaze over and wide from close range.

29 - Nunez tries another volley after a corner, but it's deflected wide of the post.

30 - McCallum's the next to have a chance to volley, but he sends his effort into a see of bodies before Sainz's own aerial drifts over the bar.

34 - GOAL IPSWICH (Broadhead): An Ipswich corner breaks to the unmarked Broadhead, who bundles beyond Gunn to open the scoring.

40 - GOAL NORWICH (Rowe): Rowe's initial overhead kick is blocked after Stacey's cross, but he recovers in time to volley the rebound past Hladky.

44 - Chaplin works some room on the edge of the box but drags wide.

Half time: Ipswich Town 1-1 Norwich City

49 - GOAL NORWICH (Rowe): Duffy flicks Nunez’ throw to Rowe, and he drives under Hladky to give City the lead.

52 - Broadhead lays off for Chaplin on the edge of the box, but the Ipswich number 10 scuffs comfortably wide.

55 - Burgess meets Morsy's free-kick, but his header spins just wide.

56 - Stacey's cross finds Idah in the box, before the Irishman miscontrols and Hladky collects.

60 - GOAL IPSWICH (Burns): The ball breaks to Burns on the edge of the box and he works some room before firing into the corner beyond Gunn.

73 - Luongo revs up to shoot from the edge of the box, miscuing to send well wide of the near post. 

76 - Chaplin whips a free-kick over and wide from 25 yards.

87 - Broadhead's curling effort is stopped by a sensational save by Gunn, and Hutchinson can't finish the rebound.

Full time: Ipswich Town 2-2 Norwich City


Gunn 6, Stacey 7, Duffy 8, McLean 6, McCallum 7, Sara 7, Nunez 7, Rowe 7, Barnes 5, Sainz 7, Idah 5. Subs: Hernandez 5, Batth 6, Springett 5, Placheta 5.


Possession: 64pc-36pc

Shots: 17-10

On target: 5-3

Corners: 6-3

Fouls: 11-8

Added time: 3 mins/6 mins


REFEREE: Josh Smith