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Derby County 2-0 Huddersfield Town: Rams ease to win over 10-man Terriers

Derby County have now won six of their past eight Championship games
Derby County have now won six of their past eight Championship games

Derby County eased to victory over 10-man Huddersfield Town, who slipped to a seventh defeat from their past 10 Championship games.

The hosts led through George Edmundson after he headed home from Nathan Byrne's cross into the Huddersfield box.

Martyn Waghorn doubled Derby's lead after the break with a fine finish from the 18-yard line having been one-on-one with Terriers goalkeeper Ryan Schofield.

The visitors had Jaden Brown sent off late on for a second yellow card after he brought down Jason Knight.

The result continues Derby's improved form under Wayne Rooney's stewardship, with the Rams winning six of their past eight Championship games.

The Rams leapfrog Huddersfield into 18th place, with the visitors slipping to 19th after another defeat.

The Terriers, who came into the game on the back of a 4-1 win over Swansea, rarely threatened to get off the mark at Pride Park, with the hosts looking comfortable throughout.

Colin Kazim-Richards had a number of chances to get on the scoresheet either side of half-time, with Schofield saving his low strike first before his second effort after the break flew over the bar from long range.

Derby County boss Wayne Rooney:

"I said to the players at half-time, 'tactically I got it wrong'. I've no shame in saying that and I had to change it so first half I take full responsibility for the performance because it wasn't good enough.

"But thankfully we got the goal and went in 1-0 up and it allowed me to make the changes.

"I changed the shape because I felt we could cause Huddersfield more problems than we did but it actually went the other way and they caused us more problems."

Huddersfield Town head coach Carlos Corberan:

"We knew how important it was to come here and try and get a positive result and not get the painful and disappointing feeling that we have now.

"One of the points we tried to sort in the second half was to attack with more determination but we didn't create enough chances and find the spaces and options to change the balance of the game."

Line-ups

Derby

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Marshall
  • 12ByrneBooked at 59mins
  • 6EdmundsonSubstituted forWaghornat 45'minutes
  • 2Wisdom
  • 16Clarke
  • 26Buchanan
  • 8Bird
  • 4Shinnie
  • 38KnightSubstituted forWatsonat 90+1'minutes
  • 19GregorySubstituted forJozwiakat 45'minutes
  • 13Kazim-Richards

Substitutes

  • 3Forsyth
  • 7Jozwiak
  • 9Waghorn
  • 15Mengi
  • 17Sibley
  • 21Roos
  • 23Roberts
  • 37MacDonald
  • 40Watson

Huddersfield

Formation 3-5-2

  • 31Schofield
  • 17Duhaney
  • 15Keogh
  • 23Sarr
  • 2ÁvilaSubstituted forThomasat 84'minutes
  • 7BacunaSubstituted forMbenzaat 68'minutes
  • 5Vallejo Mínguez
  • 8O'Brien
  • 29RoweBooked at 28minsSubstituted forBrownat 74'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 22CampbellSubstituted forPhillipsat 45'minutes
  • 9HolmesSubstituted forHighat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Pritchard
  • 12Stearman
  • 13Leutwiler
  • 18Mbenza
  • 20Thomas
  • 28Brown
  • 35Edmonds-Green
  • 36Phillips
  • 49High
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Derby County 2, Huddersfield Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Derby County 2, Huddersfield Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Huddersfield Town. Scott High tries a through ball, but Sorba Thomas is caught offside.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Louie Watson replaces Jason Knight.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town).

  6. Post update

    Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  8. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Jaden Brown (Huddersfield Town) for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jaden Brown (Huddersfield Town).

  10. Post update

    Jason Knight (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Offside, Derby County. Jason Knight tries a through ball, but Colin Kazim-Richards is caught offside.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Sorba Thomas replaces Pipa.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Nathan Byrne.

  16. Post update

    Naby Sarr (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Colin Kazim-Richards (Derby County).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Graeme Shinnie.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Huddersfield Town. Richard Keogh tries a through ball, but Jaden Brown is caught offside.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Huddersfield Town. Naby Sarr tries a through ball, but Isaac Mbenza is caught offside.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich32207545252067
2Brentford31169656342257
3Watford31169640211957
4Swansea29168537191856
5Reading32156114437751
6Bournemouth311310845301549
7Cardiff311371146331346
8Middlesbrough32137123734346
9Stoke31111283733445
10Barnsley30136113435-145
11Millwall3291673128343
12Bristol City32133163243-1142
13Blackburn30116134334939
14QPR29109103034-439
15Nottm Forest32109132731-439
16Preston31123163442-839
17Luton31108132435-1138
18Derby31107142432-837
19Huddersfield32106163847-936
20Coventry31810132942-1334
21Birmingham32710152340-1731
22Rotherham3085173341-829
23Sheff Wed3097142132-1128
24Wycombe3158182351-2823
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