Substitute Ivan Calero crashed in a late winner as Derby County beat Charlton Athletic to move into the third round of the Capital One Cup.

The Rams created the better chances throughout, with Leon Best and Jeff Hendrick going close in the first half.

Charlton barely threatened although Johann Gudmundsson almost scored with a curling free-kick.

But with extra time looming, debutant Calero found the roof of the net after a run from fellow sub Chris Martin.

Martin beat three men and showed great awareness to find Calero inside the area for the standout moment in a match that lacked goalmouth incident.

Match facts

The Rams are unbeaten in six games against the Addicks at home

Derby have reached the second round in three consecutive seasons

The Rams, who hammered Fulham 5-1 on Saturday, had the better opportunities in a tight first half.

Hendrick created the first, cutting the ball inside to Best, who forced a good save from goalkeeper Nick Pope with a shot from the edge of the area after a neat turn.

The best chance of the opening period came following a corner, Hendrick volleying wide after a knock-down from Richard Keogh.

Charlton, who beat Derby 3-2 in the Championship last week, fielded a weakened line-up and lacked conviction in the final third.

George Tucudean went closest for the Addicks, forcing a good block from Keogh, and Gudmundsson almost caught out keeper Lee Grant late on with a cute free-kick from a narrow angle.

But the introduction of Martin and youngsters Calero and Alefe Santos gave the hosts fresh impetus and Calero netted from 12 yards after brilliant work from Martin.

Derby host Championship rivals Reading in the third round.

Derby head coach Steve McClaren:

"These under-21 boys have been doing well.

"We talk about recruitment being important for the first team but it's very important that we get an under-21 development team of quality as well because we are playing top teams.

"Our under-21 squad is very good and they deserved a chance. With 20 minutes to go I thought 'let's open this game up' because no one wanted extra time and it was a fitting end for us and I'm delighted Ivan stepped up for us."

Charlton manager Bob Peeters:

"I'm disappointed with the way we have been beaten, if they rip us apart you can give them a round of applause but I'm unhappy with the way we lost.

"But Derby are a very good side and I wish them all the luck now in the Capital One Cup.

"I'm very proud of what my team showed and I give compliments to my players because they proved they are working very hard and know what we want."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Derby County

  • 01 Grant
  • 03 Forsyth
  • 32 Shotton
  • 06 Keogh
  • 17 Whitbread
  • 19 Hughes
  • 33 Mascarell (Martin - 69' )
  • 08 Hendrick
  • 30 Best
  • 11 Russell (Santos - 70' )
  • 07 Dawkins (Calero - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Christie
  • 04 Bryson
  • 09 Martin
  • 21 Roos
  • 27 Calero
  • 28 Rawson
  • 31 Santos

Charlton Athletic

  • 30 Pope Booked
  • 06 Bikey Amougou
  • 21 Fox
  • 05 Morrison Booked
  • 03 Gomez
  • 24 Cousins
  • 11 Harriott
  • 04 Jackson (Buyens - 65' )
  • 02 Wilson
  • 10 Moussa (Berg Gudmundsson - 79' )
  • 29 Tucudean (Vetokele - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Berg Gudmundsson
  • 14 Vetokele
  • 16 Wiggins
  • 17 Buyens
  • 18 Church
  • 26 Ben Haim
  • 41 Mitov
Ref: Graham Salisbury
Att: 16,367

Match Stats

Shots

16 6

On target

6 2

Corners

10 7

Fouls

12 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Derby County 1, Charlton Athletic 0.

90:00 +5:19 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Charlton Athletic 0.

90:00 +5:04

Foul by Alefe Santos (Derby County).

90:00 +5:04

Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +3:47

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

90:00 +3:18

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

90:00 +2:37

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

90:00 +2:07

Attempt blocked. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

90:00 +0:56

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

90:00 +0:56

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

90:00 +0:24

Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

89:36

Iván Calero (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:36

Foul by Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic).

88:56

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Nick Pope.

88:31

Attempt saved. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

86:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Derby County 1, Charlton Athletic 0. Iván Calero (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner following a set piece situation.

86:48

Attempt blocked. Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

86:29

Foul by Nick Pope (Charlton Athletic).

86:29

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

85:07 Booking

Booking Nick Pope (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

84:41

Attempt saved. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

83:53

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Joseph Gomez.

83:19

Alefe Santos (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:19

Foul by Joseph Gomez (Charlton Athletic).

82:18

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Lee Grant.

81:55

Attempt saved. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top right corner.

81:14

Foul by Craig Forsyth (Derby County).

81:14

Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

80:09

Foul by Iván Calero (Derby County).

80:09

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

78:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Johann Berg Gudmundsson replaces Franck Moussa.

77:22

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Michael Morrison.

75:26

Foul by Zak Whitbread (Derby County).

75:26

Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

74:17

Attempt missed. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

72:38

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

72:02

Foul by Jeff Hendrick (Derby County).

72:02

Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

69:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Alefe Santos replaces Johnny Russell.

69:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Iván Calero replaces Simon Dawkins.

68:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Chris Martin replaces Omar Mascarell.

67:23

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

67:23

Foul by Omar Mascarell (Derby County).

64:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Yoni Buyens replaces Johnnie Jackson.

64:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Igor Vetokele replaces George Tucudean.

61:41

Attempt saved. Omar Mascarell (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

60:39 Booking

Booking Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

60:13

Leon Best (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:13

Foul by Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic).

58:00

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

57:02

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

57:02

Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

51:54

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

51:10

Attempt missed. Johnny Russell (Derby County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

49:32

Attempt missed. Craig Forsyth (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Derby County 0, Charlton Athletic 0.

45:00 +1:16 Half time

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

43:20

Foul by Ryan Shotton (Derby County).

43:20

George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:31

Attempt blocked. Simon Dawkins (Derby County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

40:40

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

40:40

Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:32

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by André Bikey.

35:12

Attempt missed. Richard Keogh (Derby County) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

34:46

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by André Bikey.

34:22

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

33:19

Attempt missed. Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

32:50

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Nick Pope.

32:30

Attempt saved. Leon Best (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

32:09

Attempt missed. Richard Keogh (Derby County) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

31:46

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

31:04

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Joseph Gomez.

21:51

Foul by Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic).

21:51

Ryan Shotton (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

17:03

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

16:43

Attempt blocked. Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

16:17

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

16:17

Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

11:01

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

10:39

Attempt missed. Franck Moussa (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

9:55

Foul by Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic).

9:55

Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

9:03

Attempt saved. Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

7:28

Attempt saved. George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

3:20

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Michael Morrison.

1:50

Foul by Leon Best (Derby County).

1:50

Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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