A sensational goal from Derby striker Patrick Bamford earned the Rams victory at Sheffield Wednesday.

The Chelsea loanee curled the ball home from 20 yards to move Steve McClaren's side within two points of second-placed Burnley in the Championship.

Wednesday dominated much of the game, with visiting goalkeeper Lee Grant forced to deny Owls winger Michail Antonio on three occasions.

But their lack of cutting edge in front of goal was eventually punished.

Wednesday defender Glenn Loovens had a header cleared off the line by Craig Bryson in a first half low on chances.

At the other end, Will Hughes managed to jink through the home defence but hit a weak effort at Chris Kirkland with team-mate Jamie Ward much better placed.

The home side looked a lot more threatening after the break and quickly made their intentions clear when Antonio cut inside and forced Grant into a smart save down to his left.

Bryson had to be alert again to prevent Chris Maguire's low corner from finding its way into the net before Antonio tested Grant with two further goal-bound efforts.

There looked to be only one winner in the game until Bamford picked up the ball from left-back Andre Wisdom and bent it into the net off the underside of the crossbar.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Sheffield Wednesday

  • 01 Kirkland
  • 22 Palmer
  • 19 Mattock
  • 14 Coke
  • 32 Llera Booked
  • 36 Loovens
  • 07 Antonio
  • 20 Lee (Helan - 47' Booked )
  • 42 Best (Afobe - 70' )
  • 18 Maguire
  • 40 Gardner (Hutchinson - 61' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 10 Maghoma
  • 17 Helan
  • 25 Lavery
  • 26 Martinez
  • 28 Afobe
  • 34 Nuhiu
  • 41 Hutchinson

Derby County

  • 01 Grant
  • 33 Wisdom
  • 03 Forsyth Booked
  • 14 Eustace (Sammon - 75' )
  • 06 Keogh
  • 25 Buxton
  • 04 Bryson Booked (Hendrick - 55' )
  • 19 Hughes
  • 09 Martin Booked
  • 35 Bamford
  • 10 Ward (Russell - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Hendrick
  • 11 Russell
  • 18 Sammon
  • 26 Legzdins
  • 27 Whitbread
  • 30 Bailey
  • 34 Thorne
Ref: Darren Bond
Att: 21,039

Match Stats

Shots

20 10

On target

5 2

Corners

11 2

Fouls

21 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Derby County 1.

90:00 +5:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Derby County 1.

90:00 +4:29

Attempt blocked. Johnny Russell (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Buxton.

90:00 +3:35

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Conor Sammon.

90:00 +2:25

Lee Grant (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:25

Foul by Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday).

90:00 +0:05

Foul by Conor Sammon (Derby County).

90:00 +0:05

Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:44

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

88:44

Foul by Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday).

88:07

Patrick Bamford (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:07

Foul by Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday).

87:37

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

87:05

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

87:05

Foul by Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday).

84:46

Attempt missed. Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Palmer with a cross.

80:25

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:25

Foul by Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday).

80:05

Foul by Conor Sammon (Derby County).

80:05

Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:17

Patrick Bamford (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

79:17

Foul by Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday).

78:22

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

78:22

Foul by Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday).

77:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0, Derby County 1. Patrick Bamford (Derby County) left footed shot from long range on the right to the top left corner. Assisted by Andre Wisdom.

74:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Conor Sammon replaces John Eustace.

73:31 Booking

Booking Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

73:23

Johnny Russell (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:23

Foul by Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday).

72:02

Foul by Richard Keogh (Derby County).

72:02

Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

71:10

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

71:10

Foul by Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday).

70:36

Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Palmer.

69:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Benik Afobe replaces Leon Best.

69:29

Foul by Johnny Russell (Derby County).

69:29

Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:13

Attempt saved. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Giles Coke with a headed pass.

66:59

Offside, Derby County. Jeff Hendrick tries a through ball, but Jake Buxton is caught offside.

66:21

Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:21

Foul by Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday).

63:15

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Liam Palmer.

60:52

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Lee Grant.

60:50

Attempt saved. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Miguel Ángel Llera with a headed pass.

60:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Sam Hutchinson replaces Gary Gardner.

59:40

Attempt missed. Johnny Russell (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

58:26 Booking

Booking Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

58:14

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

58:14

Foul by Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday).

54:44

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by John Eustace.

54:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Jeff Hendrick replaces Craig Bryson.

53:06

Patrick Bamford (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:06

Foul by Leon Best (Sheffield Wednesday).

52:30 Booking

Booking Craig Forsyth (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

52:15

Foul by Craig Forsyth (Derby County).

52:15

Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

50:13

Attempt missed. Gary Gardner (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Maguire.

49:11

Attempt blocked. Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Jeremy Helan.

48:46

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by John Eustace.

48:44

Attempt blocked. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

47:56

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Gary Gardner tries a through ball, but Leon Best is caught offside.

46:15

Attempt saved. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Miguel Ángel Llera.

45:00

Second Half begins Sheffield Wednesday 0, Derby County 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Johnny Russell replaces Jamie Ward.

45:00 +4:35 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Derby County 0.

45:00 +4:19

Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gary Gardner.

45:00 +2:44

Patrick Bamford (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00 +2:44

Foul by Joe Mattock (Sheffield Wednesday).

45:00 +1:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jeremy Helan replaces Kieran Lee because of an injury.

45:00 +1:03

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

44:13

Delay in match Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

43:58

Foul by Jake Buxton (Derby County).

43:58

Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:08

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

42:08

Foul by Leon Best (Sheffield Wednesday).

40:25

Attempt missed. Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Maguire following a set piece situation.

39:40 Booking

Booking Craig Bryson (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.

39:27

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

39:27

Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:25

Offside, Derby County. Jamie Ward tries a through ball, but Will Hughes is caught offside.

37:31

Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (Derby County) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Jamie Ward with a cross.

36:28 Booking

Booking Chris Martin (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

35:54

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

35:54

Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:54 Booking

Booking Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

34:03

Lee Grant (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:03

Foul by Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday).

31:18

Attempt missed. Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Chris Maguire with a cross following a corner.

30:44

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

30:42

Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

27:13

Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Craig Bryson.

27:00

Attempt saved. Will Hughes (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Bryson.

26:16

Attempt missed. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Richard Keogh following a set piece situation.

25:39

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

25:39

Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

23:47

Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:47

Foul by Leon Best (Sheffield Wednesday).

22:19

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

22:19

Foul by Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday).

21:45

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kieran Lee.

20:41

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Andre Wisdom.

20:36

Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

20:01

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Andre Wisdom.

20:00

Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Leon Best with a headed pass.

18:38

Foul by Jamie Ward (Derby County).

18:38

Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:56

Foul by Jamie Ward (Derby County).

16:56

Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:09

Attempt missed. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

15:07

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Joe Mattock.

13:40

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Lee Grant.

13:15

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Andre Wisdom.

11:43

Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:43

Foul by Gary Gardner (Sheffield Wednesday).

11:02

Attempt missed. Jamie Ward (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

10:03

Patrick Bamford (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:03

Foul by Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday).

8:47

Attempt blocked. Leon Best (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Giles Coke.

7:46

Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Leon Best tries a through ball, but Chris Maguire is caught offside.

5:54

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

4:54

Attempt blocked. Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Chris Maguire with a cross.

4:26

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Andre Wisdom.

3:49

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

3:49

Foul by Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday).

0:19

Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

0:19

Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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