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All you need to know: Ipswich Town v Norwich City

31 August 2018

Norwich City will travel to Portman Road for the first East Anglian Derby of the season against Ipswich Town on Sunday (kick off noon).

Last season’s derby clashes ended with a 1-0 win to Norwich at Portman Road, with James Maddison hitting the winner for the Canaries, and a 1-1 draw at Carrow Road with a dramatic late equaliser coming from Timm Klose.

Here's all you need to know ahead of the derby game:

Getting to Portman Road

The postcode for the Ipswich Town stadium is IP1 2DA. For directions from Carrow Road, click HERE.

Away parking is available at a large NCP on Portman Road, close to the away end, which usually has spaces up to at least 90 minutes before the game. There’s also a large car park on West End Road (5 minutes’ walk away) and at the railway station (less than 10 minutes).

If travelling by train from Norwich station, trains will leave on the hour and return to Norwich from Ipswich at 37 minutes past the hour. Greater Anglia are also running an additional service for the game which departs Norwich at 9.40am and calls at Diss and Ipswich. It is due to arrive in Ipswich at 10.21am. The return service departs Ipswich at 2.29pm, calling at Diss and arriving back in Norwich at 3.10pm.

The stadium is around a 10 minute walk from Ipswich train station.

Ticket information

All of City’s 2,000 away ticket allocation has sold out, along with tickets to watch the beam-back at Carrow Road. However fans will be able to watch all the action live through the Norwich City iFollow service along with BBC Radio Norfolk commentary. To buy a match pass for £10 to watch the game, click HERE.

Meet the opposition

Ipswich Town have gained two points out of their first five games, with draws against Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers.

Ipswich started the season with new manager Paul Hurst who signed a three-year contract earlier this year having guided Shrewsbury from relegation favourites at the start of the 2017/18 season to their highest league position in 27 years. 

Hurst's arrival led to a huge overhaul in playing personnel with star players from last season like Martyn Waghorn, Joe Garner and Adam Webster departing.

The Tractor Boys have primarily looked to the lower leagues for reinforcements but they have introduced youngsters Trevoh Chalobah, Tayo Edun and Jordan Graham on loan from Premier League clubs, as well as re-signing Jon Walters on a loan deal from Burnley.

Ipswich will be looking for their first victory over the Canaries in nine years on Sunday. Their last win came in a 3-2 win at Portman Road in April 2009.

How to follow

The match is available to watch on iFollow, with match passes available for £10.

We will be running regular updates on our Twitter account, including reaction after the final whistle.

There will also be a minute-by-minute live match blog on and you can also receive updates on our Instagram.

Highlights of the match will be able to view the very next day on our YouTube and social channels.

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