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Derby ease to win over 10-man Huddersfield


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 75′minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 22CampbellSubstituted forPhillipsat 45′minutes
  • 9HolmesSubstituted forHighat 74′minutes

Substitutes

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

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