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Derby County 1-0 Blackburn Rovers

Derby v Blackburn
This was Derby's first home league win of 2016

Derby climbed to fifth in the Championship table as Jacob Butterfield's goal against Blackburn earned a first home league win of 2016.

Butterfield produced a fine finish from the edge of the area after the Rovers defence had failed to clear properly.

The visitors, with one win in 11 league games, had plenty of possession but struggled to create chances.

They went close to equalising in stoppage time when midfielder Jordi Gomez headed against the bar.

Having gone eight league matches without a victory, Derby have now won back-to-back games for the first time since December.

Blackburn, who are eight points above the relegation zone, had a great chance to equalise before the interval.

Danny Graham, a former Derby loan signing, held off Richard Keogh before turning Jason Shackell.

But from 10 yards out he spooned the ball over the bar.

Derby County head coach Darren Wassall:

Darren Wassall

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Wassall on Derby v Blackburn

"We challenged the players before the game that we would like a clean sheet and I thought the two centre-halves were magnificent, they headed everything. Blackburn threw everything into the box and I thought we defended magnificently.

"That's six points in two games, back-to-back wins home and away and I'm very pleased for the players because they've put in a shift and have been brilliant in the last two games."

Blackburn Rovers manager Paul Lambert:

"I am proud of the way we played, there's a way to lose a game and I thought we were excellent. We have been playing well for a few weeks, there were some big performances, and I think the lads are starting to play.

"We had some great positions and maybe the one thing you could say was we never had the right weight of pass or the right decision. But other than that, for work rate and endeavour, we couldn't ask for any more."

Derby County v Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn Rovers players react after a miss against Derby. Rovers have scored six goals in 11 league games.

Line-ups

Derby

  • 17Carson
  • 2Christie
  • 6Keogh
  • 14Shackell
  • 29Olsson
  • 8Hendrick
  • 26HansonSubstituted forBrysonat 73'minutes
  • 18ButterfieldSubstituted forBlackmanat 80'minutes
  • 11RussellSubstituted forInceat 66'minutes
  • 9Martin
  • 15Johnson

Substitutes

  • 1Grant
  • 4Bryson
  • 5Buxton
  • 20Camara
  • 22Blackman
  • 23Ince
  • 24Weimann

Blackburn

  • 30Steele
  • 10Marshall
  • 22Duffy
  • 5Hanley
  • 3Spurr
  • 14Jordi Gómez
  • 26Lenihan
  • 29Evans
  • 16GrimesSubstituted forBrownat 69'minutes
  • 31Bennett
  • 12Graham

Substitutes

  • 2Henley
  • 4Kilgallon
  • 8Watt
  • 9Brown
  • 15Ward
  • 21Akpan
  • 33Raya
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
27,411

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 1, Blackburn Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Blackburn Rovers 0.

Attempt missed. Jordi Gómez (Blackburn Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jason Steele following a corner.

Attempt missed. Jason Steele (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Elliott Bennett with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Craig Bryson.

Attempt blocked. Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).

Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tom Ince (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas Spurr (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Jordi Gómez (Blackburn Rovers).

Markus Olsson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers).

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Darragh Lenihan.

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).

Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Derby County. Bradley Johnson tries a through ball, but Markus Olsson is caught offside.

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

Foul by Chris Brown (Blackburn Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Nick Blackman replaces Jacob Butterfield.

Attempt missed. Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Brown.

Attempt blocked. Chris Brown (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Darragh Lenihan.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Craig Bryson replaces Jamie Hanson.

Attempt saved. Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Tom Ince (Derby County).

Jordi Gómez (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Chris Brown replaces Matt Grimes.

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

Grant Hanley (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Markus Olsson (Derby County).

Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Tom Ince replaces Johnny Russell.

Attempt missed. Jacob Butterfield (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie Hanson.

Attempt blocked. Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas Spurr with a cross.

Attempt saved. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Darragh Lenihan.

Attempt missed. Bradley Johnson (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Richard Keogh with a through ball.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Hull3219672963
2Burnley33171152562
3Middlesbrough3118762561
4Brighton33161251160
5Derby33151261657
6Sheff Wed33141271554
7Birmingham321499951
8Cardiff3312138649
9Preston3312129248
10Ipswich3213910048
11Brentford3312714-543
12Nottm Forest32101210342
13QPR3391410-141
14Reading32101012140
15Wolves33101013-640
16Huddersfield3310914-139
17Leeds3281410-538
18Fulham3381213-336
19Blackburn3171311034
20Bristol City3381015-2334
21MK Dons338817-1932
22Rotherham337521-2226
23Bolton3341316-2325
24Charlton3351018-3425
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