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Swansea City 2-3 Derby County: Wales' Tom Lawrence strikes winner for Rams

Conor Gallagher of Swansea City and Derby County's Matthew Clarke compete for the ball
Conor Gallagher of Swansea City and Derby County's Matthew Clarke compete for the ball

Tom Lawrence powered in Derby County's winner as the Rams fought back from 2-1 down at Swansea City in the Championship.

Derby took the lead against the run of play when Martyn Waghorn scored from close range off a rebound.

Yan Dhanda equalised and Kyle Naughton put the hosts ahead before Duane Holmes hit back.

Wales international Lawrence struck the winner as Derby stayed 13th while Swansea dropped a spot to eighth.

It was only Derby's second away win of 2019-20 in the league, the first coming on the opening day of the campaign.

Wales defender Connor Roberts returned for the Swans after recovering from a shoulder injury while Routledge took over from injured Bersant Celina.

Jason Knight took Chris Martin's spot up front in an otherwise unchanged Rams starting line-up.

Lawrence had an early impact, his 25-yard shot deflected to the post by home stopper Freddie Woodman.

Waghorn followed up to tap in the opener, his 10th of the season.

The hosts were lacklustre in attack until Dhanda's arrival off the bench. He stole possession off Knight, took the attack to the Rams and sent in a low equaliser.

A defensive mix-up helped Naughton put the Swans ahead, Rhian Brewster providing the assist.

However, the hosts' lead was shortlived after Woodman dealt with Waghorn's effort before Holmes struck.

George Bird counter-attacked after intercepting a Wayne Routledge pass, Waghorn took the move on and Lawrence fired home the winner to leave Phillip Cocu's men seven points off the play-off zone.

To compound Swansea's misery, south Wales rivals Cardiff City took over in eighth spot after their 1-0 win at bottom club Luton.

Swansea City boss Steve Cooper:

"We are frustrated with not just losing the game, but how it happened.

"I felt we were good value to go 2-1 up and then we have reverted back to where we were in the first half and made some poor mistakes for the goals.

"We shot ourselves in the foot really, I think we've given the three points to Derby rather then them earning them, and that's no disrespect to them."

Derby County manager Philip Cocu:

"I decided to change it because I thought it was needed to get back into the game.

Curtis (Davies) and (Graeme) Shinnie came on, gave some more energy and balance in the team.

In the end a great win, we came back with an equaliser and Tom (Lawrence) scored the winner."

Line-ups

Swansea

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 27Woodman
  • 23Roberts
  • 2Guehi
  • 4RodonBooked at 90mins
  • 26Naughton
  • 8Grimes
  • 22A Ayew
  • 33Gallagher
  • 28ByersSubstituted forDhandaat 45'minutes
  • 15RoutledgeSubstituted forCullenat 86'minutes
  • 19Brewster

Substitutes

  • 6Fulton
  • 12Dyer
  • 20Wilmot
  • 21Dhanda
  • 24Bidwell
  • 25Mulder
  • 32Cullen

Derby

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 12HamerBooked at 58mins
  • 37BogleBooked at 38minsSubstituted forDaviesat 62'minutes
  • 2WisdomBooked at 70mins
  • 16Clarke
  • 3Forsyth
  • 41Bird
  • 38KnightSubstituted forShinnieat 61'minutes
  • 23HolmesBooked at 53mins
  • 32Rooney
  • 10LawrenceSubstituted forMarriottat 89'minutes
  • 9Waghorn

Substitutes

  • 4Shinnie
  • 14Marriott
  • 19Martin
  • 21Roos
  • 33Davies
  • 46Malone
  • 49Whittaker
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
16,230

Match Stats

Home TeamSwanseaAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swansea City 2, Derby County 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Swansea City 2, Derby County 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Graeme Shinnie.

  4. Post update

    Curtis Davies (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Liam Cullen (Swansea City).

  6. Post update

    Offside, Derby County. Wayne Rooney tries a through ball, but Jack Marriott is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Marc Guehi.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Booking

    Joe Rodon (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Wayne Rooney (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Joe Rodon (Swansea City).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Jack Marriott replaces Tom Lawrence.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rhian Brewster (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Yan Dhanda with a cross.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Swansea City. Liam Cullen replaces Wayne Routledge.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Matt Grimes.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Wayne Rooney (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Swansea City. Matt Grimes tries a through ball, but Rhian Brewster is caught offside.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Swansea City 2, Derby County 3. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Martyn Waghorn following a fast break.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Yan Dhanda (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Rhian Brewster.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Graeme Shinnie (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1West Brom301511453332056
2Leeds31167846291755
3Fulham31167846321455
4Nottm Forest31159743301354
5Brentford311651052252753
6Preston3114894536950
7Bristol City3114894543250
8Cardiff31111374343046
9Swansea31121093737046
10Millwall30111273835345
11Sheff Wed31128114134744
12Blackburn31128114338544
13Derby311110103841-343
14Hull31117134344-140
15Birmingham31117134048-840
16Reading31109123735239
17QPR31115154756-938
18Middlesbrough31812113240-836
19Huddersfield3198143748-1135
20Stoke31104173947-834
21Charlton3189144045-533
22Wigan3178162946-1729
23Barnsley31510163757-2025
24Luton3173213766-2924
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