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Derby County 2-1 Sheffield United: Quick start helps Rams prevent Blades going top

Jack Marriott's goal
Former Peterborough striker Jack Marriott's goal was his third for Derby in all competitions

A goal after 19 seconds helped Derby County deny Sheffield United the chance to go top of the Championship, as the Blades' four-match winning run ended with defeat at Pride Park.

Rams striker Jack Marriott's clever, flicked finish won the game for Frank Lampard's hosts with 13 minutes to play.

Derby had led inside the first minute when Craig Bryson completed a good team move, but Chris Basham tucked United level before half-time.

The hosts pressed for a winner, before Marriott's second goal in two starts sent them up to fifth.

The win was Derby's first since their Carabao Cup victory on penalties at Manchester United in September and their sixth of the league season, moving them four points behind the second-placed Blades.

The visitors would have gone top with a draw, after defeats for promotion-chasing Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion earlier on Saturday.

And Chris Wilder's men played some well-worked football in the first half, culminating with Basham's equaliser, after John Fleck had beaten four Derby players before squaring the ball to the centre-half at the far post.

But Martyn Waghorn should have headed Derby back in front moments later and then they had the better of the second half, before Marriott darted in at the near post and diverted home to end United's five-match unbeaten streak.

Line-ups

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 37Bogle
  • 6Keogh
  • 5Tomori
  • 3Forsyth
  • 4BrysonSubstituted forLawrenceat 36'minutes
  • 44Huddlestone
  • 9WaghornSubstituted forJozefzoonat 71'minutes
  • 8Mount
  • 7H Wilson
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forDaviesat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Lawrence
  • 11Jozefzoon
  • 15Johnson
  • 21Roos
  • 28Nugent
  • 33Davies
  • 46Malone

Sheff Utd

  • 1Henderson
  • 6BashamBooked at 70minsSubstituted forWashingtonat 80'minutes
  • 12Egan
  • 5O'Connell
  • 18Freeman
  • 16Norwood
  • 4Fleck
  • 3Stevens
  • 21DuffySubstituted forCouttsat 65'minutes
  • 10SharpSubstituted forClarkeat 65'minutes
  • 17McGoldrick

Substitutes

  • 9Clarke
  • 15Coutts
  • 19Stearman
  • 22Johnson
  • 25Moore
  • 28Cranie
  • 39Washington
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
27,927

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Derby County 2, Sheffield United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Derby County 2, Sheffield United 1.

  3. Post update

    Harry Wilson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Enda Stevens (Sheffield United).

  5. Post update

    Harry Wilson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Paul Coutts (Sheffield United).

  7. Post update

    Offside, Sheffield United. Enda Stevens tries a through ball, but Conor Washington is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Jayden Bogle (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by David McGoldrick (Sheffield United).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Curtis Davies replaces Jack Marriott because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Sheffield United) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Oliver Norwood with a cross following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Scott Carson.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. David McGoldrick (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Conor Washington (Sheffield United) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Tom Huddlestone.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Conor Washington replaces Chris Basham.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Derby County).

  18. Post update

    Oliver Norwood (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mason Mount (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Richard Keogh (Derby County).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Middlesbrough13742167925
2Sheff Utd138142215725
3West Brom1373331181324
4Leeds1365223111223
5Derby136341714321
6Norwich136341716121
7Blackburn135621616021
8Wigan136251516-120
9Nottm Forest134721815319
10Bristol City135441714319
11Sheff Wed135442020019
12Brentford134632015518
13Aston Villa134632120118
14Birmingham133821412217
15Swansea134541210217
16QPR135261119-817
17Stoke134451719-216
18Bolton134451116-516
19Reading133371821-312
20Rotherham133371020-1012
21Preston132471925-610
22Millwall132471422-810
23Hull132381120-99
24Ipswich131661120-99
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