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Derby County 2-0 Preston North End: Frank Lampard's Rams secure third win

Richard Keogh's late header sealed the points for Derby County against Preston.
Richard Keogh's late header sealed the points for Derby County against Preston

Teenager Mason Mount scored the first goal and created the second as Derby County maintained their dominance over Preston with victory at Pride Park.

On-loan Chelsea midfielder Mount, 19, gave the Rams the lead after latching on to David Nugent's cross.

Both goalkeepers made key saves, with the Rams' Scott Carson twice denying Callum Robinson and Preston's Declan Rudd preventing Mason Bennett from doubling the lead.

However, Rudd could not keep out Richard Keogh's header from Mount's corner 12 minutes from time.

Preston have not won a league game at Derby since September 2002.

The blend of youth and experience in Frank Lampard's Derby side was typified by the output of their two goalscorers.

The dynamic Mount claimed his third goal in six appearances in all competitions, while 32-year-old skipper Keogh was excellent at the back alongside another Chelsea youngster, Fikayo Tomori.

Preston have now gone four league games without a win.

Derby County manager Frank Lampard on match-winner Mount: "He can be top, top level because he's 19 and plays with ability and quality. Technically he's brilliant but also his work-rate shouldn't go unnoticed.

"He's so quick to leave midfield to go and press people, whether it be defenders or deep-lying midfield players, which makes you the all-round midfield player.

"At some stage he will go back to Chelsea. I don't want to think about that now, but when he does I think he's going to be a contender."

Preston manager Alex Neil said: "The first goal was going to be a big factor in the game and I thought it came at a stage when we were on top.

"For the first 40 minutes of the match I was really pleased with how we performed, but from that point onwards our quality in terms of breaking on them wasn't as good as it should have been.

"At the moment we are struggling to score goals. If we want to try and hit the heights of last year we need to turn potential into quality on the pitch and we need to make sure that going forward we've got more of a cutting edge."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 37BogleSubstituted forWisdomat 30'minutes
  • 6Keogh
  • 5Tomori
  • 3Forsyth
  • 4Bryson
  • 36LedleyBooked at 34minsSubstituted forJohnsonat 49'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 8MountBooked at 73mins
  • 20BennettSubstituted forJozefzoonat 80'minutes
  • 28Nugent
  • 10Lawrence

Substitutes

  • 2Wisdom
  • 9Waghorn
  • 11Jozefzoon
  • 14Marriott
  • 15Johnson
  • 21Roos
  • 25Lowe

Preston

  • 1Rudd
  • 2Fisher
  • 23Huntington
  • 6Davies
  • 16Hughes
  • 4PearsonBooked at 85mins
  • 18Ledson
  • 19BurkeSubstituted forBarkhuizenat 68'minutes
  • 10Harrop
  • 7RobinsonSubstituted forMoultat 80'minutes
  • 45NmechaSubstituted forBarkerat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Earl
  • 9Moult
  • 11Johnson
  • 14Storey
  • 21Barker
  • 22Maxwell
  • 29Barkhuizen
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
25,257

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 2, Preston North End 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 2, Preston North End 0.

Foul by Darnell Fisher (Preston North End).

Tom Lawrence (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. David Nugent (Derby County) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing is just a bit too high. Assisted by Mason Mount.

Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mason Mount.

Attempt blocked. David Nugent (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.

Attempt saved. Tom Barkhuizen (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Pearson.

Booking

Ben Pearson (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Florian Jozefzoon (Derby County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Lawrence following a fast break.

Booking

Bradley Johnson (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).

Josh Harrop (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Bradley Johnson (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mason Mount with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Paul Huntington.

Andre Wisdom (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh Harrop (Preston North End).

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Louis Moult replaces Callum Robinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Florian Jozefzoon replaces Mason Bennett.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Ben Davies.

Goal!

Goal! Derby County 2, Preston North End 0. Richard Keogh (Derby County) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mason Mount with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Darnell Fisher.

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

Foul by Ryan Ledson (Preston North End).

Foul by Richard Keogh (Derby County).

Paul Huntington (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Ben Davies.

Bradley Johnson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Harrop (Preston North End).

Booking

Mason Mount (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mason Mount (Derby County).

Ben Davies (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Darnell Fisher.

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).

Josh Harrop (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Brandon Barker replaces Lukas Nmecha.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Tom Barkhuizen replaces Graham Burke.

Foul by David Nugent (Derby County).

Callum Robinson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Callum Robinson (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Harrop.

goal

As It Stood

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3Bolton531166010
4Aston Villa523010739
5Blackburn52306429
6Derby53028719
7Sheff Utd53028719
8Brentford522110558
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10Swansea52215418
11West Brom521213857
12Wigan521210827
13Nottm Forest51407617
14Sheff Wed521278-17
15Millwall41215505
16Stoke512269-35
17Norwich5113811-34
18Hull511359-44
19Preston511337-44
20Birmingham503246-23
21Rotherham4103410-63
22QPR5104313-103
23Reading502347-32
24Ipswich502348-42
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