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Huddersfield Town 1-2 Derby County

Chris Martin
Derby striker Chris Martin has scored eight goals in the Championship this season

Striker Chris Martin scored his eighth goal in the Championship this season to help Derby County seal all three points against Huddersfield Town.

Derby took the lead when Martin pounced on Johnny Russell's scuffed volley to tap the ball past Jed Steer.

The hosts equalised as Mustapha Carayol crossed to Ishmael Miller, who hit the crossbar before Harry Bunn fired home.

But George Thorne struck from 30 yards to restore the visitors' advantage after the restart to seal victory.

The result means Derby extend their unbeaten run in the Championship to eight games and move up to fifth in the table, while Huddersfield slip to 15th.

The visitors broke the deadlock after 15 minutes when Martin latched onto Russell's shot to score his third goal in three games.

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Both teams suffered early injuries, with Huddersfield losing Sean Scannell to a hamstring problem and Derby forced to bring off Tom Ince midway through the first half.

The Terriers restored parity after Carayol's cross found Miller, who tapped a shot from close range against the bar and Bunn was on hand to fire home.

Derby enjoyed the perfect start to the second half as Thorne unleashed a powerful shot from long range, which had Steer well beaten.

Steer kept Derby from adding to their tally, providing a fine save to deny Martin a second goal, after the Rams striker linked up well with Andreas Weimann.

Huddersfield boss Chris Powell:

"We have played one of the best teams in the league and it was a tough ask for us.

"They scored an outstanding goal, one of the best you will see this season. We tested Scott Carson but not as much as they tested Jed Steer. He made three fantastic saves.

"I felt we had a good shout for a penalty but there's no disgrace losing to Derby. The gulf between the squads is obvious but we are in this league on merit. Taking points off the likes of Brighton and Derby are bonus points."

Derby County Paul Clement:

"We didn't capitalise in the first half and I challenged the players at half-time to go and win the gam.

"It's been a really tough week with back-to-back away games but the players responded. There's a great spirit in the squad.

"It's a good run of results but I always want more and always want better. We are only going to improve."

Line-ups

Huddersfield

  • 1Steer
  • 14Cranie
  • 5Hudson
  • 33LynchBooked at 67mins
  • 3DavidsonBooked at 46mins
  • 7ScannellSubstituted forCarayolat 21'minutes
  • 4Whitehead
  • 16Huws
  • 17BunnSubstituted forPatersonat 76'minutes
  • 21Wells
  • 11MillerSubstituted forBojajat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Smith
  • 8Paterson
  • 10Carayol
  • 13Murphy
  • 29Billing
  • 34Boyle
  • 36Bojaj

Derby

  • 17Carson
  • 2Christie
  • 6Keogh
  • 14Shackell
  • 3Forsyth
  • 18Butterfield
  • 34Thorne
  • 15Johnson
  • 23InceSubstituted forWeimannat 26'minutes
  • 9MartinSubstituted forBentat 90+1'minutes
  • 11RussellSubstituted forHansonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Grant
  • 10Bent
  • 12Baird
  • 16Pearce
  • 24Weimann
  • 26Hanson
  • 32Shotton
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
15,371

Match Stats

Home TeamHuddersfieldAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home15
Away17
Shots on Target
Home6
Away8
Corners
Home8
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Derby County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Derby County 2.

Attempt missed. Jason Davidson (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

Attempt missed. Andreas Weimann (Derby County) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing misses to the left. Assisted by Darren Bent with a headed pass following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Jed Steer (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jamie Paterson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

Foul by Andreas Weimann (Derby County).

Martin Cranie (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match George Thorne (Derby County) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Darren Bent replaces Chris Martin.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Florent Bojaj replaces Ishmael Miller.

Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mustapha Carayol.

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

Mark Hudson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Paterson (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jason Davidson.

Attempt saved. Chris Martin (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andreas Weimann.

Attempt blocked. Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Martin Cranie (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mustapha Carayol with a cross.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Jamie Paterson replaces Harry Bunn.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Jamie Hanson replaces Johnny Russell.

Attempt saved. Chris Martin (Derby County) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Johnny Russell with a cross.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jed Steer.

Attempt saved. Cyrus Christie (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by George Thorne (Derby County).

Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Harry Bunn.

Attempt saved. Johnny Russell (Derby County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield.

Attempt blocked. Bradley Johnson (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield.

Booking

Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Joel Lynch (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Forsyth with a cross.

Jason Shackell (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Huddersfield Town).

Jacob Butterfield (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town).

goal

As It Stood

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2Hull137421981125
3Burnley137421812625
4Middlesbrough137332091124
5Derby136611810824
6Birmingham137331913624
7Reading136432012822
8Cardiff125521511420
9Sheff Wed135531816220
10QPR135442222019
11Fulham134542219317
12Brentford135261920-117
13Ipswich134541621-517
14Wolves134361820-215
15Huddersfield133551316-314
16Nottm Forest133551114-314
17Leeds132741217-513
18Blackburn132651214-212
19Preston132651013-312
20MK Dons133281219-711
21Bristol City122461522-710
22Charlton132471121-1010
23Rotherham132381524-99
24Bolton131661020-109
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