Derby secured a sixth successive league win as they beat Charlton courtesy of goals from Jamie Ward and Craig Bryson.

Charlton started strongly but went behind when Ward's free-kick took a deflection and left keeper Ben Alnwick wrong-footed.

A Ward shot also hit the crossbar after a pull-back from Chris Martin.

McClaren impact

  • The Rams have earned 25 points from the 30 available since Steve McClaren took over from Nigel Clough as Derby manager

Bryson secured the win late on when he when he latched onto Conor Sammon's pass and dinked the ball over Alnwick for his ninth goal of the season.

The Rams have lost just once in the 10 games since former England manager McClaren succeeded Nigel Clough and are five points off Championship leaders QPR.

Charlton have lost five in a row and are just above the relegation zone.

The Addicks failed to make their early dominance count went behind through Ward's deflected free-kick.

Alnwick made a full-length save to deny Bryson as Derby seized the momentum following the goal.

Chris Powell's home side started the second half as they did the first though, and Dale Stephens was inches away from levelling with a low 20-yard effort.

Powell gambled by throwing on another striker in Marvin Sordell five minutes from the end, but it backfired two minutes later when midfielder Bryson scored as Charlton pushed forward.

Charlton manager Chris Powell:

"I felt we got our shape and tactics right for half an hour before they scored with a deflected goal.

"They then had the impetus. Ben (Alnwick) made a great save to keep us in it at 1-0.

"We needed something to break the cycle but it just didn't happen."

Derby boss Steve McClaren:

"For the first 20 minutes we could not get hold of the ball. We showed resilience at the right times to defend resolutely and keep a clean sheet.

"We also showed we can score goals at the right time as well.

"You have to win in different ways in the Championship. We showed that in the way we scrapped to get the three points from a very difficult game.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Charlton Athletic

  • 12 Alnwick
  • 23 Wilson (Sordell - 85' )
  • 16 Wiggins
  • 24 Cousins
  • 05 Morrison
  • 06 Dervite
  • 07 Green (Harriott - 65' )
  • 08 Stephens Booked
  • 18 Kermorgant Booked
  • 14 Pritchard (Church - 65' )
  • 32 Stewart

Substitutes

  • 03 Evina
  • 09 Church
  • 10 Sordell
  • 11 Harriott
  • 15 Wood
  • 20 Solly
  • 30 Pope

Derby County

  • 01 Grant
  • 33 Wisdom
  • 03 Forsyth
  • 14 Eustace
  • 06 Keogh Booked
  • 25 Buxton
  • 08 Hendrick
  • 04 Bryson
  • 09 Martin (Sammon - 85' )
  • 10 Ward (Keane - 88' )
  • 32 Dawkins (Russell - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 11 Russell
  • 16 Davies
  • 18 Sammon
  • 20 Bennett
  • 26 Legzdins
  • 34 Cissé
  • 38 Keane
Ref: Andy Davies
Att: 16,871

Match Stats

Shots

11 10

On target

4 4

Corners

3 4

Fouls

11 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Derby County 2.

90:00 +4:07 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Derby County 2.

90:00 +2:12

Attempt missed. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Andre Wisdom.

90:00 +1:50

Attempt blocked. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dale Stephens with a cross.

89:01

Foul by Conor Sammon (Derby County).

89:01

Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Michael Keane replaces Jamie Ward.

86:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Charlton Athletic 0, Derby County 2. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Conor Sammon.

84:59

Offside, Derby County. Lee Grant tries a through ball, but Conor Sammon is caught offside.

84:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Marvin Sordell replaces Lawrie Wilson.

84:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Conor Sammon replaces Chris Martin.

83:53

Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:53

Foul by Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic).

80:00

Attempt saved. Simon Church (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lawrie Wilson.

79:22 Booking

Booking Yann Kermorgant (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

79:03

Foul by Jake Buxton (Derby County).

79:03

Yann Kermorgant (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:44

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:44

Foul by Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic).

75:20

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Callum Harriott.

74:24

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

74:24

Foul by Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic).

73:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Johnny Russell replaces Simon Dawkins.

71:28

Attempt missed. Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Yann Kermorgant with a cross.

70:42

Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

70:42

Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:48

Attempt saved. Cameron Stewart (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum Harriott.

66:29

John Eustace (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:29

Foul by Yann Kermorgant (Charlton Athletic).

64:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Callum Harriott replaces Danny Green.

64:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Simon Church replaces Bradley Pritchard.

63:56

Attempt missed. Simon Dawkins (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jeff Hendrick.

60:26

Foul by Craig Forsyth (Derby County).

60:26

Danny Green (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:23

Craig Bryson (Derby County) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Chris Martin.

59:49

Attempt missed. Yann Kermorgant (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

59:14

Foul by John Eustace (Derby County).

59:14

Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:31

Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

58:31

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic).

57:16

Attempt missed. Simon Dawkins (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Martin with a headed pass.

56:04

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Ben Alnwick tries a through ball, but Danny Green is caught offside.

55:24

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

54:21

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

54:21

Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:53

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.

53:05 Booking

Booking Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

52:54

Craig Forsyth (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52:54

Foul by Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic).

48:23

Foul by John Eustace (Derby County).

48:23

Bradley Pritchard (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

46:51

Attempt missed. Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

46:21

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

46:21

Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:51

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Lawrie Wilson tries a through ball, but Bradley Pritchard is caught offside.

45:00

Second Half begins Charlton Athletic 0, Derby County 1.

45:00 +1:33 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Derby County 1.

45:00 +0:46

Attempt blocked. Yann Kermorgant (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

41:24

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.

41:19

Attempt saved. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Chris Martin.

38:49

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Michael Morrison tries a through ball, but Yann Kermorgant is caught offside.

38:35

Attempt saved. Yann Kermorgant (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

38:06

Foul by Jeff Hendrick (Derby County).

38:06

Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:57

Foul by John Eustace (Derby County).

37:57

Bradley Pritchard (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:54

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:54

Foul by Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic).

35:08

Offside, Charlton Athletic. Yann Kermorgant tries a through ball, but Danny Green is caught offside.

31:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Charlton Athletic 0, Derby County 1. Jamie Ward (Derby County) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

31:02

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:02

Foul by Dorian Dervite (Charlton Athletic).

29:04

Attempt blocked. Bradley Pritchard (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

28:21

Foul by John Eustace (Derby County).

28:21

Yann Kermorgant (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

24:35

Offside, Derby County. Jamie Ward tries a through ball, but Simon Dawkins is caught offside.

20:00

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Lee Grant.

19:38 Booking

Booking Richard Keogh (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

19:14

Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:14

Foul by Richard Keogh (Derby County).

17:07

Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:07

Foul by Jeff Hendrick (Derby County).

15:54

Foul by Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic).

15:54

Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:42

Attempt saved. Jake Buxton (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jamie Ward with a cross.

15:06

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Dorian Dervite.

14:54

Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

13:43

Attempt missed. Dale Stephens (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Cameron Stewart with a cross.

12:36

Attempt missed. Jake Buxton (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Jamie Ward with a cross following a set piece situation.

12:06

Foul by Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic).

12:06

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

9:37

Attempt saved. Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Cousins.

8:22

Foul by Bradley Pritchard (Charlton Athletic).

8:22

Jake Buxton (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:34

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Andre Wisdom.

6:52

Bradley Pritchard (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

6:52

Foul by John Eustace (Derby County).

3:31

Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:31

Foul by Jamie Ward (Derby County).

2:34

Yann Kermorgant (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

2:34

Foul by Jake Buxton (Derby County).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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