A stoppage-time header from Chris Martin kept Derby in the hunt for automatic promotion as the Rams came from 2-0 down to beat Yeovil.

John Lundstram's low 20-yard shot and Ishmael Miller's speculative effort put the visitors in control at the break.

Steve McClaren's side responded with a header from Patrick Bamford but they still trailed with three minutes left.

Craig Bryson slotted home the leveller and the points were secured when Martin headed in Bryson's free-kick.

Derby had only won once since their seven-game winning streak came to an end on Boxing Day but this win keeps them four points behind second-placed QPR.

Yeovil stay bottom after a fifth defeat in their last six games, but Gary Johnson's side came close to an upset.

Derby had hit the post through a deflected shot from Simon Dawkins when the Glovers took the lead when on-loan Everton youngster Lundstram surged forward and drove a low right-footed shot into the bottom corner from 20 yards.

The Rams had strong claims for a penalty waved aside when Martin appeared to be shoved and Yeovil scored again two minutes later when Lundstram found former Manchester City man Miller who brushed off Richard Keogh to fire a cross-shot inside the far post.

Bamford stooped to head in Dawkins's cross after the restart and then hit the post as Derby looked like being frustrated.

The hosts managed 36 shots on goal and finally levelled when Will Hughes teed up Bryson, and Bryson then provided the winner with a cross which Martin flicked home.

Derby head coach Steve McClaren:

"With all the successful teams, it's all about the last 10 minutes, you wear teams down and that's basically what we did tonight. We just ground them down and kept going and going.

"We got shots in and put balls into the box and kept creating chances and eventually we got our reward. It was the 85th minute when we got the winner against Brighton and the 84th minute when we equalised at Blackburn on Saturday.

"Tonight it was the 89th minute and injury time when we turned the game around so that's the pleasing thing for me that the team keep going and finish strongly."

Yeovil boss Gary Johnson:

"The least I say the better because I am as upset as everybody else. We played to a plan and got a couple of decent goals but you know they are going to come at you.

"They went 4-2-4 and unfortunately we didn't have enough nous to deal with it at that time. We kept giving the ball away and giving them runs of attacks. We kept giving it away and you can't do that against good teams.

"We came so close but it was a stupid free-kick to give away and it's a shame because there were a few out there who put a lot into their game."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Derby County

  • 01 Grant
  • 33 Wisdom
  • 03 Forsyth
  • 14 Eustace (Ward - 45' )
  • 06 Keogh
  • 25 Buxton
  • 04 Bryson
  • 19 Hughes Booked
  • 09 Martin
  • 35 Bamford (Russell - 89' )
  • 32 Dawkins (Sammon - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Ward
  • 11 Russell
  • 18 Sammon
  • 26 Legzdins
  • 27 Whitbread
  • 30 Bailey
  • 38 Keane

Yeovil Town

  • 01 Stech
  • 02 Ayling
  • 03 McAllister Booked
  • 31 Lundstram
  • 05 Webster
  • 15 Duffy
  • 23 Grant (Dawson - 68' )
  • 04 Edwards Booked
  • 13 Moore Booked
  • 27 Miller (Upson - 80' )
  • 19 Ralls Booked

Substitutes

  • 07 Dawson
  • 08 Upson
  • 09 Hayter
  • 10 Foley
  • 18 Lanzoni
  • 24 Dunn
  • 29 Morgan
Ref: Jeremy Simpson
Att: 23,615

Match Stats

Shots

36 8

On target

7 4

Corners

5 3

Fouls

11 20

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Derby County 3, Yeovil Town 2.

90:00 +5:35 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Derby County 3, Yeovil Town 2.

90:00 +5:24

Craig Forsyth (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +5:24

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town).

90:00 +4:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Derby County 3, Yeovil Town 2. Chris Martin (Derby County) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner following a set piece situation.

90:00 +3:27

Johnny Russell (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +3:27

Foul by Edward Upson (Yeovil Town).

90:00 +2:16 Booking

Booking Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +2:04

Johnny Russell (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +2:04

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

90:00 +1:06

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

90:00 +1:06

Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:12

Foul by Jake Buxton (Derby County).

89:12

Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Johnny Russell replaces Patrick Bamford.

88:05

Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

88:01

Attempt blocked. Jamie Ward (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Keogh.

86:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Derby County 2, Yeovil Town 2. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Will Hughes.

85:11

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

85:09

Attempt blocked. Andre Wisdom (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

83:27

Jake Buxton (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:27

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

83:04

Attempt missed. Jake Buxton (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Will Hughes with a cross.

82:04

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

81:58

Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Ward.

80:59

Foul by Patrick Bamford (Derby County).

80:59

John Lundstram (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:47

Andre Wisdom (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:47

Foul by Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town).

79:19

Jamie Ward (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:19

Foul by Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town).

79:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Edward Upson replaces Ishmael Miller.

78:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Conor Sammon replaces Simon Dawkins.

77:11

Foul by Craig Forsyth (Derby County).

77:11

Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:31

Attempt saved. Simon Dawkins (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie Ward.

74:44

Attempt blocked. Patrick Bamford (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

72:32

Hand ball by Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town).

71:04

Attempt missed. Jamie Ward (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

70:43

Attempt blocked. Andre Wisdom (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrick Bamford.

69:03

Jake Buxton (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:03

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town).

68:14

Attempt missed. Andre Wisdom (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Patrick Bamford.

68:05

Attempt blocked. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Martin.

67:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Kevin Dawson replaces Joel Grant.

66:54

Attempt missed. Jamie Ward (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Craig Forsyth with a cross.

64:35

Attempt missed. Craig Forsyth (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Craig Bryson.

62:21

Attempt missed. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kieffer Moore.

61:44

Foul by Patrick Bamford (Derby County).

61:44

Marek Stech (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:16

Jake Buxton (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:16

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town).

60:55

Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

60:52

Patrick Bamford (Derby County) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Simon Dawkins.

58:14

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Lee Grant.

57:29 Booking

Booking Will Hughes (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

57:25

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

57:25

Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:22

Attempt blocked. Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joel Grant.

54:58

Attempt missed. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Craig Forsyth.

53:35

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Lee Grant.

53:33

Attempt saved. Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ishmael Miller with a cross.

52:10

Attempt blocked. Simon Dawkins (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Martin.

51:43

Attempt blocked. Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

49:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Derby County 1, Yeovil Town 2. Patrick Bamford (Derby County) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Simon Dawkins with a cross.

49:13

Attempt saved. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

48:42

Offside, Yeovil Town. John Lundstram tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.

48:00

Attempt missed. Will Hughes (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

47:23

Attempt blocked. Simon Dawkins (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

47:18

Attempt blocked. Craig Bryson (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Simon Dawkins.

45:00

Second Half begins Derby County 0, Yeovil Town 2.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Jamie Ward replaces John Eustace.

45:00 +2:28 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Derby County 0, Yeovil Town 2.

45:00 +1:49

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

45:00 +1:17 Booking

Booking Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +1:06

Patrick Bamford (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00 +1:06

Foul by Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town).

45:00 +0:03

Patrick Bamford (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:03

Foul by Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town).

43:12

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:12

Foul by Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town).

42:11

Attempt saved. Richard Keogh (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Bryson with a cross.

41:51

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Byron Webster.

38:48

Foul by Andre Wisdom (Derby County).

38:48

Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

35:45

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

35:21

Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

35:21

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Derby County 0, Yeovil Town 2. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by John Lundstram.

33:18

John Eustace (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:18

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

32:16

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:16

Foul by Byron Webster (Yeovil Town).

26:41

Attempt missed. Richard Keogh (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Craig Bryson with a cross following a corner.

26:20

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

24:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Derby County 0, Yeovil Town 1. John Lundstram (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

22:38

Foul by Simon Dawkins (Derby County).

22:38

Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:00

Attempt missed. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by John Lundstram.

20:39

Attempt saved. Patrick Bamford (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Bryson with a cross.

20:31

Attempt saved. Simon Dawkins (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

20:04

John Eustace (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:04

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

19:36

Attempt missed. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Simon Dawkins.

18:51

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

18:28

Delay in match Patrick Bamford (Derby County) because of an injury.

18:05 Booking

Booking Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

18:00

Patrick Bamford (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

18:00

Foul by Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town).

17:11

Jake Buxton (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:11

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town).

15:25

Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Andre Wisdom.

14:53

Attempt blocked. Simon Dawkins (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Bryson.

13:23

Attempt missed. John Lundstram (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Joel Grant.

12:32

Foul by Simon Dawkins (Derby County).

12:32

Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:36 Booking

Booking Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

10:13

Simon Dawkins (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10:13

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

9:26

Attempt blocked. John Eustace (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

9:17

Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Forsyth with a cross.

6:10

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

6:10

Foul by Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town).

5:05

Attempt saved. Jake Buxton (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

4:39

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Byron Webster.

2:52

Hand ball by Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town).

0:54

Offside, Derby County. Will Hughes tries a through ball, but Chris Martin is caught offside.

0:42

Attempt blocked. Patrick Bamford (Derby County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Hughes.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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