Early goals by teenage striker Callum Ball and Paul Green earned Derby a second successive win over the Christmas period as they beat West Ham.

Ball, 19, struck his second senior goal from the edge of the area in the second minute and Green headed his first goal in over a year eight minutes later.

Hammers striker Frank Nouble replied with a rasping drive before the break.

But Derby have now won three of their last four league games and are within two points of the play-offs.

West Ham, depleted by injuries and suspensions, have won only one of their last five league games. They could have gone joint top of the Championship table following Southampton's Friday night defeat by Bristol City .

Listen: West Ham boss Sam Allardyce talks to BBC London.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Derby

  • 01 Fielding
  • 02 Brayford
  • 03 Roberts
  • 05 Barker
  • 06 Shackell
  • 04 Bryson
  • 16 Bailey
  • 32 Green
  • 09 Tyson (Robinson - 46' )
  • 10 Ward (B Davies - 73' )
  • 25 Ball (Buxton - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Legzdins
  • 17 Buxton
  • 18 B Davies
  • 21 Robinson
  • 33 Priskin

West Ham

  • 01 Green
  • 02 Reid Booked
  • 05 Tomkins Booked
  • 17 O'Brien Booked
  • 48 Potts
  • 16 Noble
  • 21 Diop (Hall - 79' )
  • 22 Lansbury Booked
  • 32 O'Neil (Cole - 61' Booked )
  • 24 Nouble
  • 30 Piquionne (Baldock - 61' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Baldock
  • 09 Cole
  • 11 Carew
  • 19 Sears
  • 46 Hall
Ref: Moss
Att: 28,067

Match Stats

Shots

11 14

On target

4 6

Corners

5 6

Fouls

9 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:20 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +3:37

Frank Fielding restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +3:37 Booking

Booking Carlton Cole receives a yellow card.

90:00 +3:01

Joey O'Brien sends in a cross, Unfair challenge on Jason Shackell by Sam Baldock results in a free kick.

90:00 +1:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Barker by Henri Lansbury. Indirect free kick taken by Frank Fielding.

90:00 +1:04

James Tomkins crosses the ball, John Brayford manages to make a clearance.

89:51 Substitution

Substitution Jake Buxton replaces Callum Ball.

88:04

Joey O'Brien produces a cross, clearance made by Shaun Barker.

87:00

A cross is delivered by Daniel Potts, Mark Noble takes a shot. Clearance by Gareth Roberts.

85:19

The ball is sent over by Carlton Cole, clearance made by John Brayford. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the left by-line to the near post, save by Frank Fielding. Headed effort on goal by Carlton Cole from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

84:44

Paul Green delivers the ball, Joey O'Brien manages to make a clearance.

83:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Roberts on Robert Hall. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

81:19

Daniel Potts crosses the ball, clearance by Jason Shackell.

80:47

Robert Hall delivers the ball, clearance by Jason Shackell.

78:29

Indirect free kick taken by Robert Green.

78:29 Substitution

Substitution Robert Hall on for Papa Bouba Diop.

78:29

Papa Bouba Diop fouled by James Bailey, the ref awards a free kick.

75:23

The offside flag is raised against Theo Robinson. Robert Green takes the indirect free kick.

72:01 Substitution

Substitution Ben Davies on for Jamie Ward.

71:27

The ball is delivered by Jamie Ward, James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.

70:35

Frank Nouble produces a cross, Carlton Cole produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

70:20

A cross is delivered by Daniel Potts, clearance by Jason Shackell.

69:46

The ball is delivered by John Brayford, James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.

68:39

Mark Noble has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

65:05 Booking

Booking The referee shows Winston Reid a yellow card.

63:28

Jamie Ward has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

62:23

Foul by Craig Bryson on Frank Nouble, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Green.

61:40

The ball is delivered by John Brayford, Paul Green takes a shot. James Tomkins gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward to the near post, Daniel Potts makes a clearance.

60:01 Substitution

Substitution (West Ham) makes a substitution, with Sam Baldock coming on for Frederic Piquionne.

60:01 Substitution

Substitution Carlton Cole joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary O'Neil.

59:36

Frederic Piquionne takes a shot. Frank Fielding makes a save.

57:45

Shot by Callum Ball from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

57:23

Effort from deep inside the area by Craig Bryson misses to the right of the target.

56:37

Indirect free kick taken by Jason Shackell.

56:37 Booking

Booking Booking for Joey O'Brien for unsporting behaviour.

56:22 Booking

Booking The referee shows James Tomkins a yellow card.

56:05

Joey O'Brien gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Theo Robinson.

55:59

Daniel Potts delivers the ball, clearance by Jason Shackell.

55:40

Corner taken by Mark Noble from the right by-line.

54:03

Theo Robinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Joey O'Brien. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

53:48

Joey O'Brien sends in a cross, clearance made by Shaun Barker.

53:20

Mark Noble takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Shaun Barker.

52:47

Papa Bouba Diop fouled by James Bailey, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Noble.

52:36

The ball is crossed by Joey O'Brien.

51:49

A cross is delivered by Frank Nouble.

50:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Callum Ball by Winston Reid. Jamie Ward restarts play with the free kick.

49:00

Callum Ball takes a shot. Blocked by James Tomkins. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward, clearance made by Robert Green.

47:50

Joey O'Brien delivers the ball.

46:46

Mark Noble takes the outswinging corner, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Barker by Papa Bouba Diop. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Theo Robinson replaces Nathan Tyson.

45:00 +2:00 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:29

Effort from inside the area by Callum Ball misses to the right of the target.

45:00 +0:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Frank Nouble on John Brayford. Frank Fielding takes the indirect free kick.

45:00 +0:23

Papa Bouba Diop takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding.

44:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Roberts on Frank Nouble. Mark Noble restarts play with the free kick.

42:46

Joey O'Brien is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.

41:31

Frederic Piquionne provided the assist for the goal.

41:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Frank Nouble - Derby 2 - 1 West Ham Frank Nouble grabs a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Derby 2-1 West Ham.

41:05

The referee gives a free kick against Paul Green for handball. Mark Noble restarts play with the free kick.

39:15

Paul Green concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Potts. Mark Noble takes the direct free kick.

38:23

Frank Nouble takes a shot. Frank Fielding makes a save. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mark Noble, Gary O'Neil takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding.

37:39

Joey O'Brien crosses the ball, clearance by Paul Green.

36:59

The ball is sent over by Gary O'Neil, clearance by John Brayford.

36:47

Gary O'Neil produces a cross, clearance made by Jason Shackell.

35:30

Centre by Daniel Potts, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Papa Bouba Diop misses to the right of the goal.

33:40

Gary O'Neil produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

32:38

The referee blows for offside against Nathan Tyson. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

32:08

The ball is crossed by John Brayford.

31:11

The ball is crossed by Nathan Tyson, Daniel Potts manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Jamie Ward from the right by-line, James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.

30:55

Paul Green crosses the ball, clearance made by James Tomkins.

28:35

The ball is sent over by Daniel Potts, Shaun Barker manages to make a clearance.

27:19

Callum Ball concedes a free kick for a foul on Papa Bouba Diop. Direct free kick taken by Winston Reid.

26:21

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Jamie Ward goes wide of the right-hand upright.

26:16

Centre by Paul Green, clearance made by James Tomkins.

24:56

Jamie Ward has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

24:27

Centre by Gareth Roberts.

23:37

Paul Green takes the free kick.

23:37 Booking

Booking Henri Lansbury is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

23:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Brayford by Henri Lansbury.

20:10

Centre by Frederic Piquionne, Jamie Ward makes a clearance. Corner taken by Mark Noble from the right by-line, Frederic Piquionne produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

19:14

Jamie Ward produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

18:17

The ball is sent over by Joey O'Brien, clearance made by Paul Green. Header on goal by Papa Bouba Diop from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

14:03

Gary O'Neil produces a cross, save by Frank Fielding.

12:44

Mark Noble has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

12:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Henri Lansbury by James Bailey. Free kick taken by Mark Noble.

9:10

Assist on the goal came from Gareth Roberts.

9:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Green - Derby 2 - 0 West Ham Paul Green grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Derby 2-0 West Ham.

9:05

Gareth Roberts crosses the ball,

8:13

The offside flag is raised against Frederic Piquionne. Frank Fielding restarts play with the free kick.

7:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Frank Nouble on John Brayford. Frank Fielding takes the free kick.

5:45

Jamie Ward produces a cross, Joey O'Brien makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Jamie Ward from the left by-line, save made by Robert Green.

1:49

The assist for the goal came from Nathan Tyson.

1:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Callum Ball - Derby 1 - 0 West Ham Callum Ball finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Derby 1-0 West Ham.

0:46

Centre by Jamie Ward, save by Robert Green.

0:12

Paul Green sends in a cross, clearance by Joey O'Brien. Jamie Ward takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Winston Reid.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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