Ipswich edge closer to play-off spots

Ipswich Town moved to within touching distance of the play-off positions in The Championship with a thrilling late winner against Derby County at Portman Road.

Last-gasp Christophe Berra header secures dramatic Ipswich Town win to keep play-off hopes alive

Christophe Berra scored a late winner.
Christophe Berra scored a late winner. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town moved to within touching distance of the play-off positions in The Championship with a thrilling late winner against Derby County at Portman Road.

Centre back Christophe Berra headed home deep into injury time to secure a vital 2-1 win.

Mick McCarthy's men are now just two points outside the play-offs.
Mick McCarthy's men are now just two points outside the play-offs. Credit: PA

Town had to come from behind after former MK Dons loanee Patrick Bamford opened the scoring after just 33 seconds, but a sensational strike from the impressive Jonny Williams evened things up with 20 minutes to play.

The game looked to be heading for a draw, but Berra had other ideas, connecting with an Aaron Cresswell corner to bag all three points.

If that wasn't enough, Town's play-off rivals Wigan Athletic, Reading, Nottingham Forest, and Brighton and Hove Albion all lost meaning that the Tractor Boys are now just two points outside the top six with eight games left to play.