Derby County 0-1 Ipswich Town

David McGoldrick

McGoldrick previously played for Derby’s rivals, Nottingham Forest

Derby County were beaten in their final game before the Championship play-offs as David McGoldrick’s first-half penalty earns Ipswich Town victory.

The hosts failed to create many clear chances in a drab match and had midfielder George Thorne taken off with a serious leg injury late on.

McGoldrick fired in the winner from the spot after Teddy Bishop was brought down in the area by Richard Keogh.

The Rams finish fifth and will host Hull in the first leg of the play-offs.

Derby face the Tigers at the iPro Stadium on 14 May, with the reverse fixture at Hull’s KCOM Stadium on 17 May.

Ipswich finish the season a place outside the play-offs in seventh place, five points adrift of Sheffield Wednesday.

The hosts had to play the final eight minutes of the match with 10 men because of Thorne’s injury, which he sustained in a challenge with Jonathan Douglas.

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