Timm Klose’s late header rescued a point in the dying moments for Norwich City, denying Ipswich Town a first Derby win since 2009.
Both sides entered the fixture locked on 44 points, sitting 13th and 12th in the Sky Bet Championship table respectively. However League formalities were put to one side as local pride was put at stake.
The visitors had taken taken the lead on 89 minutes when Luke Chambers powered home a Martyn Waghorn corner. But poor defending allowed Klose to nod home a deep cross to salvage a dramatic point.
Ipswich had dominated the first half, coming close on various occasions. Waghorn’s corner early on caused trouble in the Norwich area, Jonas Knudsen then had a swinging cross held by Angus Gunn.
The Danish defender the headed wide from a good position before Waghorn forced Gunn to produce a low save.
Norwich then created a few chances of their own with Nelson Oliveira dragging his shot wide before James Maddison sent a free-kick wide.
The Canaries started the second half more brightly, forcing a superb save from Bartosz Bialkowski as Town kept Maddison’s free-kick out. Klose then had a splendid chance to open the scoring, but he was unable to get a strong enough connection as the resultant corner fell to him six yards out.
Maddison continued to prove the most dangerous player for Norwich, forcing another save from Town ‘keeper Bialkowski, before Luke Hyam had to intervene to block Josh Murphy.
But the opening goal eventually came with a minute of normal time remaining. A deep swinging corner from Waghorn fell into a crowded box where Chambers powered a header past the helpless Gunn to erupt the 2000 travelling supporters into celebrations.
However, their celebrations proved premature as, with virtually the last kick-off the game, Town switched off. Klose connected with a deep cross to level the scores and extend the Canaries’ spell of dominance over their East Anglian rivals to 10 years.