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Derby County 3-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Derby moved up to ninth in the Championship with a comfortable win over struggling Sheffield Wednesday.

Jake Buxton put the home side ahead just before half time with a close-range finish.

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Post-match: Derby head coach McClaren

Highly-rated midfielder Will Hughes added a second shortly after the restart when he slotted in Craig Forsyth's low cross at the far post.

Chris Martin then turned home Jamie Ward's cross to condemn Wednesday to their fifth defeat of the season.

The result was rarely in question after Derby quickly took a grip of the game and went close when a deflected Craig Bryson free-kick went narrowly wide.

Simon Dawkins dragged a shot wide of the Owls goal when well-placed before Derby finally broke the deadlock just before half-time.

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Post-match: Owls manager Jones

Buxton headed in a Ward corner and, shortly after the break, Derby doubled their lead.

The Rams made the most of a swift counter-attack, with Hughes applying the finishing touch as he stole in at the far post convert Forsyth's cross.

England Under-21 international Hughes then played a part in Derby's third as he released Ward, who crossed to set up Martin for a simple tap-in.

Derby handed a debut to Mali international midfielder Kalifa Cisse, 29, after he signed on non-contract terms following a successful trial.

Derby manager Steve McClaren: "This was one of those happy Saturdays when everything you have done in the week works out the way you want.

"There were times when it was simply beautiful to watch.

"The quality of the football for the second and third goals was fabulous and it all stemmed from having the right balance and attitude."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones: "Unfortunately, far too many of our players lost their personal battles. Too many seemed to think that after putting five Past Reading a week ago we only had to turn up for it to happen again.

"I am as angry as I have been in a long time. Derby didn't have to earn it, we gave it to them.

"There was a complete absence of communication for their second and third goals. Derby were allowed to walk the ball into our net."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 1Grant
  • 33Wisdom
  • 3Forsyth
  • 34CisséBooked at 61mins
  • 6Keogh
  • 25Buxton
  • 4Bryson
  • 19Hughes
  • 9MartinSubstituted forSammonat 87'minutes
  • 32DawkinsSubstituted forBennettat 78'minutes
  • 10WardSubstituted forDaviesat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Smith
  • 12Jacobs
  • 16Davies
  • 17Freeman
  • 18Sammon
  • 20Bennett
  • 24Morch

Sheff Wed

  • 1Kirkland
  • 2Buxton
  • 3JohnsonBooked at 38mins
  • 27McPhailBooked at 28minsSubstituted forCokeat 53'minutes
  • 8JohnsonBooked at 29mins
  • 5Zayatte
  • 7Antonio
  • 35OlofinjanaSubstituted forPalmerat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 28Fryatt
  • 29Wickham
  • 17HelanSubstituted forJohnsonat 53'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Johnson
  • 14Coke
  • 19Mattock
  • 22Palmer
  • 26Martinez
  • 32Llera
  • 34Nuhiu
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
26,421

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home23
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home17
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 3, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 3, Sheffield Wednesday 0.
Attempt blocked. Craig Bryson (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Forsyth with a cross.

Booking

Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Ben Davies replaces Jamie Ward.
Kalifa Cissé (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Conor Sammon replaces Chris Martin.
Attempt missed. Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Will Hughes.
Jamie Ward (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kamil Zayatte (Sheffield Wednesday).
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Lee Grant.
Attempt saved. Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Roger Johnson with a headed pass.
Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).
Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).
Kamil Zayatte (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jamie Ward (Derby County).
Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Connor Wickham.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Mason Bennett replaces Simon Dawkins.
Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Liam Palmer replaces Seyi Olofinjana.
Attempt missed. Jamie Ward (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Craig Bryson following a corner.
Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Chris Kirkland.
Attempt saved. Jamie Ward (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Bryson.
Attempt missed. Matty Fryatt (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Reda Johnson with a cross.
Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Seyi Olofinjana.
Foul by Andre Wisdom (Derby County).
Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Andre Wisdom (Derby County).
Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Simon Dawkins (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Hughes.
Attempt missed. Will Hughes (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday).
Offside, Derby County. Andre Wisdom tries a through ball, but Will Hughes is caught offside.
Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).
Roger Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high following a corner.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Kalifa Cissé.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

Booking

Kalifa Cissé (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Kalifa Cissé (Derby County).
Seyi Olofinjana (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Offside, Derby County. Craig Forsyth tries a through ball, but Jamie Ward is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Derby County 3, Sheffield Wednesday 0. Chris Martin (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie Ward with a cross.
Attempt missed. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jermaine Johnson with a cross.
Foul by Simon Dawkins (Derby County).
Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Giles Coke replaces Stephen McPhail.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jermaine Johnson replaces Jeremy Helan.
Attempt missed. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Simon Dawkins.
Foul by Simon Dawkins (Derby County).
Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Derby County 2, Sheffield Wednesday 0. Will Hughes (Derby County) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Craig Forsyth with a cross.
goal

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