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Derby County 2-1 Swansea City

Harry Wilson celebrates
Harry Wilson is on loan at Derby from Liverpool

Harry Wilson's brilliant brace for Derby County condemned Swansea City to a third successive league defeat for the first time since 2009.

However, Frank Lampard's Rams stayed seventh in the table after a third win in five while Graham Potter saw his men drop two places to 13th.

Wales forward Wilson's hit both from outside the box, the second after Oli McBurnie's defensive slip.

A Fikayo Tomori own goal gave the visitors late hope, but it was in vain.

Wilson has now scored four goals in his last three games as part of his successful loan move from Liverpool.

Derby again benefited as Wilson made the most of his chances with a spectacular opener and equally impressive second effort, taking his total for the season to eight.

The hosts could have scored more after the break, but a lack of accuracy and Potter's tactical changes allowed the visitors to gain second-half momentum.

That culminated in Tomori putting the ball into his own net under pressure on the line from Leroy Fer with three minutes remaining.

It made for a tense final few minutes, but the Rams held on to secure a victory that left Swansea eight points off the play-offs and the relegation zone after a third loss in seven days and fourth in their last five games.

Richard Keogh hit the back of the net early on for Derby, but was offside and at the other end Dan James' chip drifted just past Scott Carson's right post.

Wilson put the hosts ahead on the half hour, beating Erwin Mulder with a swerving strike.

He added a second with a low shot 10 minutes later after McBurnie gave up possession and almost got a hat-trick before Potter looked to his bench.

On went Fer and Jefferson Montero as Jay Fulton and Cameron Carter-Vickers made way, prompting a Swans resurgence that was rewarded by Tomori's own goal.

He directed Grimes' corner into the home net as Fer threatened, leaving Derby to rue their missed chances, but ultimately thanking Wilson's earlier eye for goal.

Derby manager Frank Lampard:

"The only thing lacking was a third or fourth goal and when you don't score that you leave yourself open to a nervy end.

"Harry is on good form and two very good strikes, particularly the first one, and in a game like today which is a bit tetchy at the beginning you need a moment of magic and he produced it.

"I liked his all-round performance because your eye can easily be drawn to Harry's strikes but he's a young developing player and I thought his work rate was very good.

"He gets the headlines, deservedly so for the moments of quality we know he can produce but he still needs to work off the ball - he did do that today - and he picked up nice positions where he could get the ball and turn."

Swansea City manager Graham Potter:

"No one likes to lose football matches and it's been a bad week for us in terms of results, there's no getting away from that.

"We're disappointed. We knew it was going to be a tough week, we learned a bit again and of course we have to try to turn that learning into better performances and results.

"If you look at the average age of the starting 11, it was young. But the character amongst the players and the willingness not to give up was there again and that's something we have to carry forward."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 37Bogle
  • 6Keogh
  • 5Tomori
  • 46Malone
  • 8MountSubstituted forBirdat 90+5'minutes
  • 44Huddlestone
  • 4Bryson
  • 7WilsonSubstituted forHolmesat 90+1'minutes
  • 28NugentSubstituted forJozefzoonat 74'minutes
  • 10Lawrence

Substitutes

  • 9Waghorn
  • 11Jozefzoon
  • 16Pearce
  • 21Roos
  • 23Holmes
  • 39MacDonald
  • 41Bird

Swansea

  • 25Mulder
  • 17Carter-VickersSubstituted forMonteroat 54'minutes
  • 5van der Hoorn
  • 22Rodon
  • 23Roberts
  • 27FultonSubstituted forFerat 54'minutes
  • 21Grimes
  • 24JohnSubstituted forMcKayat 68'minutes
  • 9McBurnie
  • 10Celina
  • 20JamesSubstituted forat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Nordfeldt
  • 3Olsson
  • 7Montero
  • 8Fer
  • 16Asoro
  • 19McKay
  • 26Naughton
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
26,167

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamSwansea
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 2, Swansea City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 2, Swansea City 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Max Bird replaces Mason Mount.

Foul by Florian Jozefzoon (Derby County).

Joe Rodon (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Swansea City. Oliver McBurnie tries a through ball, but Jefferson Montero is caught offside.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Jayden Bogle.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Duane Holmes replaces Harry Wilson.

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

Foul by Leroy Fer (Swansea City).

Daniel James went off injured after Swansea City had used all subs.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Daniel James (Swansea City) because of an injury.

Goal!

Own Goal by Fikayo Tomori, Derby County. Derby County 2, Swansea City 1.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Florian Jozefzoon.

Attempt saved. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mason Mount.

Offside, Swansea City. Oliver McBurnie tries a through ball, but Daniel James is caught offside.

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Derby County).

Daniel James (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Florian Jozefzoon (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.

Attempt blocked. Leroy Fer (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Connor Roberts.

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

Foul by Leroy Fer (Swansea City).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Florian Jozefzoon replaces David Nugent.

Attempt missed. Jefferson Montero (Swansea City) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Connor Roberts with a cross.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Scott Carson.

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

Fikayo Tomori (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leroy Fer (Swansea City).

Substitution

Substitution, Swansea City. Barrie McKay replaces Declan John.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Scott Malone.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Declan John (Swansea City) because of an injury.

Foul by Fikayo Tomori (Derby County).

Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Scott Malone.

Attempt missed. Scott Malone (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Harry Wilson following a corner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Joe Rodon.

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

Attempt saved. Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Connor Roberts with a cross.

goal

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