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Summary

  1. Cameron Jerome headed fifth goal in four games for Derby
  2. Fulham's Kevin McDonald hit crossbar from 20 yards in second half
  3. Second leg at Craven Cottage on Monday

Live Reporting

By Tom Garry

All times stated are UK

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  1. Still closely balanced?

    FT: Derby 1-0 Fulham

    Slavisa Jokanovic and Ikechi Anya

    So, Fulham trail Derby going in to Monday's second leg, after a game in which they controlled possession but were thwarted by a well-drilled defensive effort from Derby, who lead thanks to Cameron Jerome's header.

    See you tomorrow for Middlesbrough v Aston Villa and much, much more across the EFL play-offs. Good night.

  2. Still to come

    Here's a reminder of the Championship play-off games that are still to come, starting with Aston Villa's trip to the Riverside tomorrow.

    Saturday, 12 May (17:15 BST): Middlesbrough v Aston Villa

    Monday, 14 May (19:45 BST): Fulham v Derby County

    Tuesday, 15 May (19:45 BST): Aston Villa v Middlesbrough

    Saturday, 26 May (17:00 BST): Championship play-off final

    The full English Football League play-off schedule can be found here.

  3. 'One Curtis Davies'

    FT: Derby 1-0 Fulham

    Owen Phillips

    BBC Sport at Pride Park

    Derby skipper Curtis Davies is the last man to leave the Pride Park grass after doing the on-pitch interviews. He was immense tonight and the home fans sing his name loudly and for some time.

    He's enjoying that. Standard fist pumps, badge-pointing and shirt-grabbing aplenty. A post-match-celebrating-with-fans bingo full house.

  4. 'One clean sheet from Wembley'

    FT: Derby 1-0 Fulham

    Looking ahead to Monday's second leg, Derby captain Curtis Davies adds:

    "We'll need to stay resolute and try to take our chances on the break.

    "The good thing is, we're just a clean sheet away from Wembley.

    "Fulham, with Wolves, were the best footballing side in the division, but they're going to have to come out in the second leg and we'll have to look to get them on the break."

    Curtis Davies
  5. Derby 'would have taken' a 1-0 lead

    FT: Derby 1-0 Fulham

    Derby goalscorer Cameron Jerome tells Sky Sports:

    "If you had given us that before the game we'd have taken it.

    "It's half-time in the tie so we can't get carried away.

    "The boys were magnificent. It's a massive team effort."

  6. Post update

    FT: Derby 1-0 Fulham

    Owen Phillips

    BBC Sport at Pride Park

    A massive, massive cheer greeted the final whistle.

    The Derby fans appreciate the effort and the players are lapping up the applause. Will that be enough? The second leg will be fascinating.

  7. Post update

    FT: Derby 1-0 Fulham

    So Derby will take a one-goal lead to Craven Cottage on Monday. Which team will reach the Wembley final on 26 May?

    Reaction to the Rams' win come from Pride Park...

  8. Post update

    FT: Derby 1-0 Fulham

    Cameron Jerome's powerful first-half header separated the sides and, despite Fulham's pressure, Derby held out for a first-leg victory.

    The Derby fans are all smiles now. They believe. Can this be their year after 10 seasons in the Championship?

  9. FULL-TIME

    Derby 1-0 Fulham

    Aleksandar Mitrovic

    First set, Derby. There's the end of the first leg, and it's a superb night for the Rams.

    Fulham were significantly better in the second half than they were in the first, but it's not been their night.

  10. Post update

    Derby 1-0 Fulham

    Fulham's outfield players are all in the Derby half now, but the hosts have had a terrific night at the back, led by Curtis Davies, and he heads it away yet again.

  11. Post update

    Derby 1-0 Fulham

    There are Derby fans nervously biting their nails in the stands. They've got just over two minutes to hold on to this first-leg lead.

  12. Post update

    Derby 1-0 Fulham

    Derby's final change sees Andreas Weimann replaced by Jamie Hanson.

    And we'll have four minutes of stoppage time.

  13. Post update

    Derby 1-0 Fulham

    As we approach the final minute of normal time, a goal for either side would completely change the complexion of this semi-final. It's oh so delicately balanced.

    Aleksandar Mitrovic heads well over from the far post for Fulham.

  14. SUBSTITUTION (Fulham)

    Derby 1-0 Fulham

    Fulham's third change see Oliver Norwood come on for Stefan Johansen. Can he make an impact in these closing stages of the first leg?

  15. CLOSE!

    Derby 1-0 Fulham

    Tom Cairney

    Nearly! Tom Cairney's shot has Scott Carson at full stretch, but it bends just wide of the post.

    Fulham are pressing but just can't find a way through.

  16. YELLOW CARD (Johnson)

    Derby 1-0 Fulham

    Derby's Bradley Johnson is booked for a deliberate foul to halt a Fulham move.

  17. Post update

    Derby 1-0 Fulham

    Suddenly, Derby are breaking and Andreas Weimann has acres of space to run towards goal... But he slips on the surface. The chance is gone.

  18. Post update

    Derby 1-0 Fulham

    Fulham are trying everything to try to break Fulham down, with Tom Cairney pulling a lot of the strings, but the Rams are standing firm for now.

  19. Post update

    Derby 1-0 Fulham

    Cameron Jerome

    The Derby fans are making lots of noise and seem very satisfied with this 1-0 scoreline, given to them by Cameron Jerome in the first period.

    Would it be enough going in to Monday's second leg at Craven Cottage?

    We've got 10 minutes to go tonight, plus stoppage time.

  20. Get Involved

    #bbcefl

    Damien Fogarty: Love this 1-6-3 formation that Fulham are playing as they chase the game.

    Dermot O'Donnell: Tom Huddlestone knocking the ball about like its 2008 again. Classy passer.