Derby thrashed a lacklustre Watford to secure their first home win in more than five months.

Centre-back Richard Keogh glanced in a header and Jeff Hendrick also nodded home to give the Rams the upper hand.

Conor Sammon chipped a delightful shot over keeper Manuel Almunia to extend Derby's lead.

Will Hughes and Jamie Ward both tapped in to put the game beyond doubt before Matej Vydra drove in a late consolation goal for Watford.

Derby's last win at Pride Park had come when they beat Crystal Palace on 24 March but they ended their wait for another in emphatic style.

Keogh converted from Ward's cross to set manager Nigel Clough's side on their way before Hendrick's far-post header back across goal beat Almunia.

Sammon's stylish finish after a surge towards goal gave him a goal on his home debut and left the visitors shaking their heads.

Watford's predicament only got worse when a Ward effort was tipped on to the post by Almunia to leave highly-rated prospect Hughes a simple finish for his first goal for Derby.

Ward was rewarded for his performance with a goal before Watford denied Derby a clean sheet through Vydra's shot.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Derby

  • 01 Fielding
  • 02 Brayford
  • 03 Roberts (Buxton - 66' )
  • 06 Keogh
  • 16 O'Connor
  • 04 Bryson Booked (Doyle - 89' )
  • 07 Coutts
  • 08 Hendrick
  • 19 Hughes (Jacobs - 83' )
  • 10 Ward
  • 32 Sammon

Substitutes

  • 13 Legzdins
  • 05 Buxton
  • 21 Gjokaj
  • 12 Jacobs
  • 09 Tyson
  • 11 Robinson
  • 14 Doyle

Watford

  • 01 Almunia
  • 03 Dickinson
  • 12 Doyley
  • 33 Nosworthy
  • 07 Yeates (Battocchio - 84' )
  • 08 Hogg Booked
  • 16 Murray (Anya - 64' )
  • 18 Pudil (Cassetti - 64' )
  • 22 Abdi
  • 10 Iwelumo
  • 20 Vydra

Substitutes

  • 30 Bond
  • 27 Cassetti
  • 31 Hoban
  • 11 Forsyth
  • 21 Anya
  • 28 Battocchio
  • 13 Beleck
Ref: Tierney
Att: 20,608

Match Stats

Shots

12 4

On target

11 1

Corners

6 3

Fouls

7 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:18 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +2:50

Michael Jacobs crosses the ball, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.

89:35

Effort on goal by Ikechi Anya from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

88:03 Substitution

Substitution Conor Doyle joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Bryson.

87:27

Centre by Matej Vydra, clearance made by Paul Coutts.

86:42

The ball is sent over by Marco Cassetti, clearance by James O'Connor.

86:07

Short corner taken by Paul Coutts from the right by-line.

83:53 Substitution

Substitution Cristian Battocchio replaces Mark Yeates.

82:36 Substitution

Substitution Michael Jacobs joins the action as a substitute, replacing Will Hughes.

80:58

Paul Coutts decides to take a short corner.

78:30

Jeff Hendrick takes a shot. Blocked by Matej Vydra.

77:31

Corner taken by Matej Vydra, Jake Buxton manages to make a clearance.

75:44

Paul Coutts takes a shot. Carl Dickinson gets a block in.

73:34

The assist for the goal came from Ikechi Anya.

73:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Matej Vydra - Derby 5 - 1 Watford Goal scored by Matej Vydra from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Derby 5-1 Watford.

72:48

Inswinging corner taken by Matej Vydra. The ball is crossed by Matej Vydra, clearance made by Jake Buxton.

72:26

The ball is crossed by Marco Cassetti.

70:59

Will Hughes fouled by Almen Abdi, the ref awards a free kick. Jake Buxton takes the direct free kick.

70:47

Craig Bryson fouled by Almen Abdi, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Bryson restarts play with the free kick.

70:18

Jamie Ward fouled by Marco Cassetti, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James O'Connor.

69:37

Paul Coutts delivers the ball.

66:19

Paul Coutts provided the assist for the goal.

66:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Ward - Derby 5 - 0 Watford Goal scored by Jamie Ward from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Derby 5-0 Watford.

65:14

Frank Fielding takes the free kick.

65:14 Substitution

Substitution Gareth Roberts leaves the field to be replaced by Jake Buxton.

65:14

The offside flag is raised against Chris Iwelumo.

63:49 Substitution

Substitution (Watford) makes a substitution, with Ikechi Anya coming on for Sean Murray.

63:49 Substitution

Substitution (Watford) makes a substitution, with Marco Cassetti coming on for Daniel Pudil.

61:01

The ball is sent over by Paul Coutts, clearance by Carl Dickinson.

60:25

Daniel Pudil gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Brayford. Frank Fielding restarts play with the free kick.

60:06

Jeff Hendrick takes a shot. Nyron Nosworthy gets a block in.

59:50

Jamie Ward crosses the ball, Daniel Pudil manages to make a clearance.

58:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hogg by Jeff Hendrick. Nyron Nosworthy takes the free kick.

57:55

Foul by Nyron Nosworthy on Jamie Ward, free kick awarded. Paul Coutts restarts play with the free kick.

56:57

Effort from the edge of the area by Almen Abdi goes wide of the right-hand post.

56:03

Gareth Roberts crosses the ball.

52:38

Nyron Nosworthy takes the direct free kick.

52:38 Booking

Booking Craig Bryson receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

52:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hogg by Craig Bryson.

52:07

Craig Bryson challenges Matej Vydra unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lloyd Doyley.

51:25

Assist by Jamie Ward.

51:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Will Hughes - Derby 4 - 0 Watford A goal is scored by Will Hughes from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Derby 4-0 Watford.

49:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nyron Nosworthy on Will Hughes. Jamie Ward takes the direct free kick. Jamie Ward takes a shot. Save made by Manuel Almunia.

47:16

The ball is swung over by John Brayford, Carl Dickinson makes a clearance.

46:46

Matej Vydra challenges Craig Bryson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James O'Connor.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:30 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +2:09

Richard Keogh takes a shot.

45:00 +1:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Dickinson on Conor Sammon. Paul Coutts restarts play with the free kick.

42:23

Assist by Jamie Ward.

42:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Conor Sammon - Derby 3 - 0 Watford Conor Sammon finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Derby 3-0 Watford.

41:13

Conor Sammon takes a shot. Carl Dickinson gets a block in. Corner taken by Paul Coutts from the right by-line, clearance made by Lloyd Doyley.

40:39

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Coutts from the left by-line played to the near post, Chris Iwelumo makes a clearance.

39:37

Foul by Craig Bryson on Jonathan Hogg, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Nyron Nosworthy.

39:00

Corner taken right-footed by Will Hughes, clearance made by Carl Dickinson.

37:55

The referee blows for offside against Chris Iwelumo. John Brayford takes the direct free kick.

35:50

Paul Coutts provided the assist for the goal.

35:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Jeff Hendrick - Derby 2 - 0 Watford Jeff Hendrick finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Derby 2-0 Watford.

34:56

Paul Coutts takes the free kick.

34:56 Booking

Booking Jonathan Hogg receives a caution.

34:40

Jonathan Hogg challenges Conor Sammon unfairly and gives away a free kick.

33:54

Almen Abdi produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

29:31

Paul Coutts takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Carl Dickinson.

28:50

Conor Sammon challenges Carl Dickinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Manuel Almunia takes the free kick.

28:05

The ball is sent over by Jeff Hendrick, Lloyd Doyley manages to make a clearance.

26:59

A cross is delivered by Richard Keogh, Carl Dickinson manages to make a clearance.

25:47

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Pudil from the right by-line to the near post, Jeff Hendrick manages to make a clearance.

25:11

The ball is swung over by Mark Yeates.

24:40

The offside flag is raised against Jamie Ward. Manuel Almunia takes the indirect free kick.

23:50

Paul Coutts crosses the ball, clearance made by Carl Dickinson.

22:11

Craig Bryson crosses the ball, clearance by Carl Dickinson. Chris Iwelumo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James O'Connor. Craig Bryson takes the free kick.

21:14

Centre by John Brayford, Daniel Pudil gets a block in.

18:59

Lloyd Doyley concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Hughes. Free kick taken by Jamie Ward.

17:10

Craig Bryson takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Hogg.

15:07

The assist for the goal came from Jamie Ward.

15:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Keogh - Derby 1 - 0 Watford Richard Keogh grabs a headed goal from close in. Derby 1-0 Watford.

14:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nyron Nosworthy on Conor Sammon. Jamie Ward restarts play with the free kick.

13:16

Jamie Ward fouled by Jonathan Hogg, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Gareth Roberts.

9:59

Jamie Ward sends in a cross.

9:04

Will Hughes crosses the ball, Daniel Pudil manages to make a clearance.

4:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Iwelumo by James O'Connor. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Pudil.

1:04

Sean Murray fouled by Paul Coutts, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan Hogg restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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