Derby County claimed their first win of the Championship season with two goals from striker Chris Martin.

Leonardo Ulloa put Brighton ahead in the first half when he headed home from Inigo Calderon's cross.

Martin equalised for Derby 10 minutes later, and then put his side ahead early in the second half when he converted Kieron Freeman's cross.

Brighton had a penalty claim for handball before the break waved away, and Ulloa hit the post with a header.

Defeat means Brighton are yet to win a competitive match under new manager Oscar Garcia.

Both sides exchanged chances before the hosts took the lead after 17 minutes, Ulloa flashing a diving header past Derby goalkeeper Lee Grant.

But the Rams levelled when Martin, latching onto Craig Forsyth's cross, drove home after seeing an initial shot blocked.

Brighton appealed for a penalty when a free-kick struck Paul Coutts before the break, but referee Andy D'Urso dismissed their claims for handball.

Martin side-footed home to put Derby in front within two minutes of the restart, but Ulloa was close to equalising for Brighton when his powerful header struck an upright.

Brighton's best chance late in the game was denied as Grant tipped over a fierce drive from Kemy Agustien, maintaining the lead that gave Derby all three points.

Brighton manager Oscar Garcia:

"We had chances to score but were not clinical, whereas Derby took their chances. We've had the lead in all three of our games so far and have ended up losing.

"If I had a dream this would not be the start I would have wanted. But we have many, many games to play and we will improve.

"After we conceded the second goal we played as I want us to play and we will improve. Obviously we are hoping for a bit of luck as well."

Derby manager Nigel Clough:

"There was a bit of everything in our performance. The way we started pleased me the most and we controlled the game for long spells.

"We didn't deserve to go behind and once we had taken the lead we had some good situations ourselves.

"We believe we are as good as anyone in the league. We have got to get confidence through to our young side to help with the belief that we are as good as other teams."

Lineup, Bookings (8) & Substitutions (5)

Brighton & Hove Albion

  • 29 Kuszczak
  • 03 Greer Booked
  • 14 Calderon
  • 20 Upson
  • 28 Maksimenko Booked
  • 10 Agustien
  • 21 David Lopez
  • 32 Ince (LuaLua - 80' )
  • 09 Barnes (Andrews - 71' )
  • 19 Ulloa Booked
  • 30 Buckley (March - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Ankergren
  • 06 El-Abd
  • 04 Andrews
  • 08 Crofts
  • 18 Caskey
  • 25 LuaLua
  • 27 March

Derby County

  • 01 Grant
  • 03 Forsyth Booked
  • 06 Keogh Booked
  • 17 Freeman Booked
  • 25 Buxton
  • 04 Bryson
  • 07 Coutts Booked
  • 08 Hendrick
  • 11 Russell (Ward - 66' )
  • 19 Hughes (Eustace - 86' )
  • 09 Martin Booked

Substitutes

  • 26 Legzdins
  • 02 Smith
  • 10 Ward
  • 12 Jacobs
  • 14 Eustace
  • 16 Davies
  • 18 Sammon
Ref: D'Urso
Att: 26,238

Match Stats

Shots

10 8

On target

4 2

Corners

6 6

Fouls

14 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:32 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:42

Jose Ulloa concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Keogh.

90:00 +2:32

Header by Matthew Upson misses to the right of the target.

90:00 +2:25

Free kick crossed by David Lopez.

90:00 +1:53

Paul Coutts concedes a free kick for a foul on Kazenga LuaLua.

89:42

Jamie Ward takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

89:29

Clearance by Richard Keogh.

89:26

Free kick crossed by David Lopez.

89:06 Booking

Booking

89:06

Paul Coutts receives a yellow card.

88:59

Paul Coutts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kazenga LuaLua.

86:21

Free kick taken by David Lopez.

86:02

Kazenga LuaLua fouled by Jamie Ward, the ref awards a free kick.

85:25 Substitution

Substitution Will Buckley leaves the field to be replaced by Solly March.

85:12 Substitution

Substitution Will Hughes leaves the field to be replaced by John Eustace.

84:24

Free kick crossed by Paul Coutts.

84:02

Unfair challenge on Chris Martin by Matthew Upson results in a free kick.

83:48

Corner from the right by-line taken by Paul Coutts.

82:46 Booking

Booking

82:46

Kieron Freeman is booked.

82:39

Kieron Freeman challenges Kemy Agustien unfairly and gives away a free kick.

79:40

Header by Will Buckley goes harmlessly over the bar.

79:32

David Lopez crosses the ball in from the free kick.

79:03 Substitution

Substitution Kazenga LuaLua is brought on as a substitute for Rohan Ince.

78:52 Booking

Booking

78:52

Jose Ulloa is shown a yellow card.

78:37 Booking

Booking

78:37

Booking for Chris Martin for unsporting behaviour.

77:15 Booking

Booking

77:15

Craig Forsyth is booked.

76:49

Craig Forsyth challenges Jose Ulloa unfairly and gives away a free kick.

76:35

Lee Grant takes the free kick.

76:29

Keith Andrews concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieron Freeman.

74:26

Corner taken by Paul Coutts from the left by-line.

73:16

Clearance made by Rohan Ince.

73:13

Free kick crossed by Paul Coutts.

72:25

Paul Coutts fouled by Vitalijs Maksimenko, the ref awards a free kick.

71:32

Shot by Inigo Calderon cleared the crossbar.

71:22

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Lopez.

70:26 Substitution

Substitution Keith Andrews comes on in place of Ashley Barnes.

69:57

Corner taken by Paul Coutts.

69:02

The official flags Chris Martin offside.

68:07

Inigo Calderon takes a shot. Lee Grant parries the ball away.

67:57

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Lopez.

67:31

Shot by Kemy Agustien. Lee Grant parries the effort to safety.

66:43

Paul Coutts takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

65:38 Substitution

Substitution Johnny Russell goes off and Jamie Ward comes on.

65:14

Rohan Ince has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

64:23

Corner taken by David Lopez from the left by-line.

64:11

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Lopez.

63:42

Header at goal by Jose Ulloa strikes the woodwork.

61:53

Header by Richard Keogh goes over the bar.

61:46

Paul Coutts crosses the ball in from the free kick.

61:00

Vitalijs Maksimenko receives a caution.

61:00 Booking

Booking

60:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Martin by Vitalijs Maksimenko.

60:34

Richard Keogh restarts play with the free kick.

60:23

Foul by Vitalijs Maksimenko on Chris Martin, free kick awarded.

57:59

Corner taken by David Lopez.

57:11

Richard Keogh restarts play with the free kick.

57:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Coutts by Rohan Ince.

56:34

Will Buckley takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Lee Grant parries the ball away.

54:27

David Lopez restarts play with the free kick.

53:58

Jeff Hendrick challenges Kemy Agustien unfairly and gives away a free kick.

49:36

Free kick taken by Kemy Agustien.

49:27

Jeff Hendrick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Buckley.

48:39

Vitalijs Maksimenko restarts play with the free kick.

48:32

Foul by Paul Coutts on Kemy Agustien, free kick awarded.

46:49

The assist for the goal came from Kieron Freeman.

46:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Martin - Brighton 1 - 2 Derby Chris Martin slots the ball right footed into the goal. Brighton 1-2 Derby.

46:35

Kieron Freeman produces a cross.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:33 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:52

Gordon Greer is booked.

45:00 +1:52 Booking

Booking

45:00 +1:32

Unfair challenge on Chris Martin by Rohan Ince results in a free kick.

38:03

Booking for Richard Keogh for unsporting behaviour.

38:03 Booking

Booking

44:31

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Lopez.

43:01

Corner from the left by-line taken by Paul Coutts.

41:03

Shot from the free kick by Craig Bryson went wide of the right-hand post.

39:13

Unfair challenge on Lee Grant by Gordon Greer results in a free kick.

38:54

David Lopez produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

37:49

Richard Keogh challenges Jose Ulloa unfairly and gives away a free kick.

37:10

Clearance by Richard Keogh.

37:04

Free kick crossed by David Lopez.

36:42

Craig Bryson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jose Ulloa.

35:24

Free kick taken by Gordon Greer.

35:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Inigo Calderon by Johnny Russell.

33:05

Paul Coutts takes the free kick.

32:55

Jose Ulloa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Coutts.

30:36

Shot on goal comes in from Paul Coutts from the free kick.

29:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rohan Ince on Chris Martin.

26:52

Assist by Craig Forsyth.

26:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Martin - Brighton 1 - 1 Derby Chris Martin slots the ball right footed into the goal. Brighton 1-1 Derby.

23:38

Corner taken by Paul Coutts.

21:40

Gordon Greer takes the free kick.

21:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rohan Ince on Chris Martin.

17:16

Inigo Calderon delivers the ball.

16:46

Assist on the goal came from Inigo Calderon.

16:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Jose Ulloa - Brighton 1 - 0 Derby Jose Ulloa scores a headed goal. Brighton 1-0 Derby.

17:16

Inigo Calderon produces a cross. Inigo Calderon restarts play with the free kick.

15:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Inigo Calderon by Chris Martin.

15:14

Tomasz Kuszczak restarts play with the free kick.

15:07

Chris Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Inigo Calderon.

14:52

Corner taken by Will Hughes from the right by-line.

12:59

Johnny Russell takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

12:17

Free kick taken by Craig Forsyth.

12:08

Chris Martin fouled by Inigo Calderon, the ref awards a free kick.

8:18

Free kick crossed by Kieron Freeman.

7:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kemy Agustien on Will Hughes.

6:02

Free kick taken by Lee Grant.

4:55

The offside flag is raised against Ashley Barnes.

3:49

Vitalijs Maksimenko takes the free kick.

3:42

Paul Coutts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kemy Agustien.

0:00

The match begins.

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