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Derby County 2-0 Hull City: Rams' Martyn Waghorn goes past 100 career goals

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Martyn Waghorn slotted Derby ahead four minutes before the break

Derby County maintained their Championship promotion push with a comfortable victory over Hull City at Pride Park.

Martyn Waghorn scored his 100th career goal just before the break, volleying in after his initial shot was saved by David Marshall, to put the Rams deservedly ahead.

Fikayo Tomori had a great chance to double the lead early in the second half but nodded Harry Wilson's corner off target, before Waghorn made it 2-0 with a clinical finish.

Hull created little going forward, their best opportunity falling to Kamil Grosicki inside 10 minutes, but the Poland international scuffed his shot wide.

Grosicki almost turned provider midway through the second half with Jackson Irvine heading his cross inches past the post as Hull lacked any real cutting edge.

Ex-England full-back Ashley Cole made his debut as a substitute for Derby, coming on for Waghorn in stoppage-time.

Sixth-placed Bristol City's late victory at Blackburn means the Rams stay seventh, but they are only outside the play-off zone on goal difference.

Derby have a chance to strengthen their promotion hopes this month with fixtures against struggling Ipswich and Millwall, before a visit to rivals Nottingham Forest on 25 February.

Hull's own play-off ambitions have been dented in recent weeks, having picked up just four points from their past four games, leaving them seven points from the top six.

Derby were good value for their 14th victory of the season, dominating possession throughout and could have won by a bigger margin had they been more clinical in front of goal.

Derby boss Frank Lampard told BBC Radio Derby:

"It was a good win, a really good win against a good team, they've been beating pretty much everyone in their way over the past two months and we knew it would be a hard game.

"We got a clean sheet and two really good goals, they had decent moments in the game but when we got the second goal it felt pretty comfortable.

"We weren't at our best in the first half partly because of Hull being a threat, but when you're clinical like Martyn Waghorn was, it helps us to get our noses ahead. We've had games this season where we didn't get what we deserved."

Hull City boss Nigel Adkins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"Certainly the two goals are our own downfall, we have to win the tackle in the middle of the pitch and we knew their wide players would come in to penetrate for the sliding ball.

"We've shown them video clips and worked on it on the training ground, so it's disappointing. The second one was poor defending.

"Our defensive shape was right, we knew we wanted to play a counter-attacking game and our dynamic forwards would be to our strength, unfortunately when we did get the ball in the attacking third, the quality the players have shown wasn't there today."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 21Roos
  • 37Bogle
  • 6Keogh
  • 5Tomori
  • 46Malone
  • 4Bryson
  • 44Huddlestone
  • 23HolmesSubstituted forKingat 81'minutes
  • 7WilsonBooked at 90mins
  • 9WaghornSubstituted forColeat 90+1'minutes
  • 11JozefzoonSubstituted forBennettat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wisdom
  • 15Johnson
  • 20Bennett
  • 24King
  • 26Cole
  • 28Nugent
  • 47Ravas

Hull

  • 1Marshall
  • 17Kane
  • 27McKenzie
  • 2Lichaj
  • 23KingsleySubstituted forRidgewellat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 20BowenSubstituted forPughat 75'minutes
  • 22Henriksen
  • 6StewartSubstituted forEvandroat 72'minutes
  • 14Grosicki
  • 16Irvine
  • 25Campbell

Substitutes

  • 7Evandro
  • 8Pugh
  • 9Dicko
  • 11Milinkovic
  • 12Long
  • 18Batty
  • 36Ridgewell
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
28,211

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamHull
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home20
Away7
Shots on Target
Home10
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 2, Hull City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 2, Hull City 0.

Booking

Harry Wilson (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Harry Wilson (Derby County).

Evandro (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Ashley Cole replaces Martyn Waghorn.

Booking

Liam Ridgewell (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Liam Ridgewell (Hull City).

Attempt saved. Fikayo Tomori (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Liam Ridgewell.

Attempt blocked. Scott Malone (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Markus Henriksen (Hull City).

Attempt missed. Jayden Bogle (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone.

Foul by Scott Malone (Derby County).

Marc Pugh (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jackson Irvine (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Evandro with a headed pass.

Hand ball by Andy King (Derby County).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Andy King replaces Duane Holmes.

Attempt missed. Eric Lichaj (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kamil Grosicki.

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

Foul by Evandro (Hull City).

Attempt saved. Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Scott Malone.

Mason Bennett (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Markus Henriksen (Hull City).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Marc Pugh replaces Jarrod Bowen.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Liam Ridgewell replaces Stephen Kingsley.

Delay in match Jayden Bogle (Derby County) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Evandro.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Evandro replaces Kevin Stewart.

Goal!

Goal! Derby County 2, Hull City 0. Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jayden Bogle.

Attempt missed. Scott Malone (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Kamil Grosicki.

Attempt blocked. Harry Wilson (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin Stewart (Hull City).

Attempt saved. Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Harry Wilson (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Duane Holmes following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

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1Leeds31177751351658
2Norwich30169557391857
3Sheff Utd31167853341955
4West Brom30158760382253
5Middlesbrough301312535231251
6Bristol City3014883829950
7Derby3014884235750
8Birmingham311113749391046
9Nottm Forest31111284436845
10Aston Villa31101475649744
11Swansea31128114137444
12Hull31127124340343
13Blackburn311110104247-543
14Preston311010114746140
15QPR30116133845-739
16Sheff Wed30109113445-1139
17Stoke31911113340-738
18Brentford30910114943637
19Wigan3196163246-1433
20Millwall3079143445-1130
21Rotherham31512142949-2027
22Reading31511153244-1226
23Bolton3158182047-2723
24Ipswich3039182351-2818
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