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Pride Park Stadium (ATT 21,598) 2nd November 2005 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: C Webster

Derby Derby County vs Ipswich Town Ipswich

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Goal-fest at Pride Park

By Andrew Scurr.   Last Updated: 02/11/05 10:13pm

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Derby County and Ipswich Town shared six goals in a goal-feast at Pride Park.

Richard Naylor's 10th-minute strike was cancelled out by Dexter Blackstock (35) before Marcus Tudgay put the home side in front three minutes later.

However, the lead did not last long as the Portman Road side levelled the scores just before half time through Jim Magilton.

Blackstock added a second 10 minutes into the second half, but Matt Richards' late strike gave the Tractor Boys a share of the points.

The two games involving these clubs last season resulted in 10 goals, so chances were to be expected in this game, and both sides did not disappoint.

The goals began to flow early as Magilton's corner was glanced home by Naylor, however Blackstock levelled things up after 35 minutes, his first of two on the night.

The home side had chances to level things up, but it took the on-loan striker to finally put the ball in the net.

Emerson Thome's free kick fell to Blackstock who, from three yards out, made no mistake with his header.

Minutes later, Derby were ahead through Tudgay as he headed home Morten Bisgaard's cross past Lewis Price.

Ipswich responded almost straight away through Magilton, whose perfect free kick ended up in the back of Kevin Poole's goal to equal things up at half time.

The second half began with chances for both sides, most notably Ipswich as Sam Parkin had the ball in the net, only for it to be ruled out for offside.

Minutes later, Blackstock drilled home his second of the evening from 12 yards, Bisgaard once again the provider from the right.

On his full-debut for County, Blackstock was just the width of a crossbar away from claiming a hat-trick as he headed Peter Whittingham's cross against the woodwork.

With both sides struggling to keep clean sheets this season, goals were always likely and with seven minutes to go, Richards headed home Darren Currie's cross to take a point back to Portman Road.

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 13 26
2 Watford 13 25
3 Middlesbrough 13 23
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 23
5 Norwich City 13 22
6 Nottingham Forest 13 22
7 Charlton Athletic 13 22
8 Bournemouth 13 21
9 Ipswich Town 13 20
10 Cardiff City 13 19
11 Blackburn Rovers 13 19
12 Brentford 13 19
13 Sheffield Wednesday 13 18
14 Rotherham United 13 16
15 Leeds United 13 16
16 Huddersfield Town 13 16
17 Reading 13 15
18 Millwall 13 14
19 Wigan Athletic 13 12
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 13 12
21 Birmingham City 13 11
22 Fulham 13 11
23 Bolton Wanderers 13 8
24 Blackpool 13 6

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