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CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFF: Ipswich 1-1 Norwich

Paul Anderson swooped for an equaliser as Ipswich Town drew 1-1 with Norwich City at Portman Road in the first-leg of their Championship promotion playoff semifinal.

Eight points separated the two sides at the end of the season, as the Canaries just missed out on an immediate return to the Premier League automatically, despite winning 15 of their 22 games since former Hamilton boss Alex Neil took charge in January.

In the 98th East Anglian derby, Jonny Howson slotted the visitors in front from Cameron Jerome's delivery.

But Anderson, on for the injured Luke Varney, turned home the equaliser after Freddie Sears' initial shot was saved.

The tie is in the balance ahead of next Saturday's return leg at Carrow Road.

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