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Derby County 3-0 Bolton Wanderers

Matej Vydra
Matej Vydra's best goal tally in an English season was 24 for Watford in 2012-13

Matej Vydra scored his 20th goal of the season as Derby County cruised to a comfortable home win over Bolton.

The Czech forward rolled the ball into an empty net after Ben Alnwick had saved from David Nugent.

It doubled a lead given to Derby in the early stages by Alex Pearce, who headed home Joe Ledley's corner.

Tom Lawrence sealed the points after the break with a 30-yard shot into the corner, while Bolton's David Wheater saw two efforts blocked on the line.

The win kept Gary Rowett's Rams fifth in the Championship, three points clear of Millwall in seventh, as they look to guarantee a Championship play-off place.

Bolton are 21st, just two points clear of the relegation places following Barnsley's 3-2 win over Sheffield United earlier on Saturday.

Their best efforts came from defenders, with Scott Carson twice denying Mark Beevers in quick, succession, and Wheater foiled twice in a goalmouth scramble.

And substitute Cameron Jerome could have stretched Derby's lead late on, but headed wide from Chris Baird's cross.

Derby boss Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"We controlled the game without the ball and it actually gave us really good opportunities to get into attacking areas.

"When you see that, you see some of our incisive players - but give them space and they'll hurt any team, and I thought that's what we did.

"We should have had more, first half, and were a little bit wasteful with our finishing, but I felt we did enough."

Bolton boss Phil Parkinson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We gave ourselves a mountain to climb. I'm very disappointed with the first goal because it was easily avoidable - we didn't deal with a very basic set play.

"We gave ourselves a lot of work to do against a team who have obviously struggled recently at home, and we gave them a huge lift.

"The first goal gave a team who were nervous last time here against Sunderland a massive lift. It lifted the crowd and it was a very, very soft goal. From now on in, we have got to be more resilient at keeping the ball out of the back of our net."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 14Wisdom
  • 16Pearce
  • 33Davies
  • 12BairdBooked at 80mins
  • 36Ledley
  • 44Huddlestone
  • 19Weimann
  • 23VydraSubstituted forPalmerat 69'minutes
  • 10LawrenceSubstituted forThomasat 85'minutes
  • 28NugentSubstituted forJeromeat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Forsyth
  • 6Keogh
  • 7Palmer
  • 21Roos
  • 26Hanson
  • 32Jerome
  • 45Thomas

Bolton

  • 13Alnwick
  • 2Little
  • 32BurkeSubstituted forNooneat 45'minutes
  • 31Wheater
  • 5Beevers
  • 15Robinson
  • 6Vela
  • 24HenrySubstituted forDerikat 75'minutes
  • 8Karacan
  • 9Le FondreBooked at 78mins
  • 18WilbrahamSubstituted forAmeobiat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 4Dervite
  • 10Ameobi
  • 12Noone
  • 17Derik
  • 33Howard
  • 40Clough
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
25,723

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 3, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 3, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Attempt missed. Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Josh Vela.

Foul by Alex Pearce (Derby County).

Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Cameron Jerome (Derby County) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Chris Baird with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Mark Little.

Attempt missed. Kasey Palmer (Derby County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Baird with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Derik.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Luke Thomas replaces Tom Lawrence.

Foul by Andre Wisdom (Derby County).

Craig Noone (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jem Karacan (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Wheater with a headed pass.

Booking

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

Foul by Chris Baird (Derby County).

Mark Little (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Cameron Jerome (Derby County).

Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kasey Palmer (Derby County).

Jem Karacan (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Scott Carson.

Attempt saved. Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Josh Vela with a cross.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Scott Carson.

Attempt saved. Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Vela with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Derik replaces Karl Henry.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Chris Baird.

Attempt blocked. Cameron Jerome (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kasey Palmer.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Kasey Palmer replaces Matej Vydra.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Cameron Jerome replaces David Nugent.

Foul by Andreas Weimann (Derby County).

Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Andre Wisdom.

Attempt blocked. Craig Noone (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Little with a cross.

Attempt missed. Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Sammy Ameobi.

Goal!

Goal! Derby County 3, Bolton Wanderers 0. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Curtis Davies with a headed pass.

David Nugent (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).

goal

As It Stood

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2Cardiff40248862342880
3Fulham412212771413078
4Aston Villa4121101065402573
5Derby401814860382268
6Middlesbrough411991358391966
7Millwall4117141052391365
8Bristol City411614115647962
9Sheff Utd41188155548762
10Brentford4116131257471061
11Preston411515114943660
12Norwich411413144551-655
13Leeds41159175357-454
14Ipswich41158184952-353
15QPR411311174961-1250
16Sheff Wed411114164855-747
17Nottm Forest40137204358-1546
18Hull411014175961-244
19Reading411012194660-1442
20Birmingham41117233158-2740
21Bolton41912203462-2839
22Barnsley40813194260-1837
23Sunderland41614214473-2932
24Burton41711233072-4232
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