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Derby County 1-2 Blackburn Rovers

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Blackburn Rovers claimed a second consecutive win in the Championship

Derby County's winless run extended to six Championship games as Blackburn Rovers came from behind to win their second league match of the season.

All three goals came in a four-minute second-half spell, as Marvin Emnes and Danny Graham struck for Rovers moments after Matej Vydra had put Derby ahead.

Ben Marshall's penalty hit the post in a goalless first half, after Derby's Richard Keogh had brought down Emnes.

Vydra's low finish had given Derby a first home league goal of 2016-17.

Nigel Pearson's side took their total of league goals for the season up to three, but they have now lost five of their past six games in all competitions and slip into the bottom three.

Victory lifted Owen Coyle's Rovers above the Rams and they almost made the result more comfortable in the closing stages, but Emnes' shot was deflected wide.

His equaliser was deflected in from long range into the bottom corner, before he provided for substitute Graham to slot past Scott Carson at the near post.

Derby were denied a goal in between Rovers' quick-fire double, Jason Steele saving well from Vydra's header from Nick Blackman's cross.

Derby manager Nigel Pearson:

"That performance today doesn't really buy us any time for people to keep in a positive frame of mind with us.

"I say us because ultimately any team that's selected and goes on the field is my team. There was a level of anxiety in the stadium today which is something we've magnified ourselves through not performing in the way we should do.

"It's my team and I am responsible for it so I will shoulder the blame. I will be targeted I'm sure by people's unhappy feelings to why we are in the bottom three and not scoring goals and not winning at home.

"But the bottom line is we are where we are because of how we've performed so far."

REACTION: Derby County manager Nigel Pearson speaks to BBC Radio Derby

Blackburn manager Owen Coyle:

"We have to continue the momentum we are building. What we need to have is what we've seen today, a very tight-knit group that is prepared to run until they drop for each other, which they did.

"Within that I'm trying to bring some football quality and I thought we did that today. We want to get a platform to kick on from and days like today certainly help you achieve that."

Line-ups

Derby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Carson
  • 2ChristieBooked at 77mins
  • 6Keogh
  • 16Pearce
  • 29OlssonSubstituted forInceat 79'minutes
  • 18Butterfield
  • 4BrysonSubstituted forWeimannat 68'minutes
  • 19Hughes
  • 8Anya
  • 11BentSubstituted forBlackmanat 68'minutes
  • 23Vydra

Substitutes

  • 10Ince
  • 12Baird
  • 15Johnson
  • 22Blackman
  • 24Weimann
  • 30Elsnik
  • 35Mitchell

Blackburn

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Steele
  • 6LoweBooked at 29mins
  • 3Greer
  • 4Hoban
  • 5Williams
  • 10Marshall
  • 23Guthrie
  • 29EvansBooked at 37mins
  • 32Conway
  • 19GallagherSubstituted forGrahamat 66'minutes
  • 17EmnesSubstituted forLenihanat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Feeney
  • 11Samuelsen
  • 12Graham
  • 21Akpan
  • 26Lenihan
  • 30Brown
  • 33Raya
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
26,602

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Derby County 1, Blackburn Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Blackburn Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Tommie Hoban.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Darragh Lenihan replaces Marvin Emnes.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Alex Pearce.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marvin Emnes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Guthrie.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nick Blackman (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Alex Pearce (Derby County).

  9. Post update

    Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matej Vydra (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ikechi Anya with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Scott Carson.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Tom Ince replaces Markus Olsson.

  13. Post update

    Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Danny Guthrie (Blackburn Rovers).

  15. Booking

    Cyrus Christie (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Cyrus Christie (Derby County).

  17. Post update

    Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  19. Post update

    Delay in match Danny Guthrie (Blackburn Rovers) because of an injury.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Derby County 1, Blackburn Rovers 2. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marvin Emnes.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich96211610620
2Huddersfield9612117419
3Brighton9522126617
4Reading95221010017
5Newcastle95131771016
6Birmingham9441117416
7Barnsley95041913615
8Wolves94321310315
9Brentford9423148614
10Bristol City94231611514
11Sheff Wed94231112-114
12Leeds94141011-113
13Fulham9342810-213
14Ipswich933388012
15Nottm Forest93241719-211
16QPR93241115-411
17Aston Villa91629909
18Burton92341315-29
19Preston9306812-49
20Blackburn92251218-68
21Cardiff9225815-78
22Derby913539-66
23Rotherham91351022-126
24Wigan91261013-35
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