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Sheff Wed0Derby1

Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Derby County

Sheffield Wednesday v Derby

A sensational goal from Derby striker Patrick Bamford earned the Rams victory at Sheffield Wednesday.

The Chelsea loanee curled the ball home from 20 yards to move Steve McClaren's side within two points of second-placed Burnley in the Championship.

Wednesday dominated much of the game, with visiting goalkeeper Lee Grant forced to deny Owls winger Michail Antonio on three occasions.

But their lack of cutting edge in front of goal was eventually punished.

Steve McClaren

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Post-match: Derby coach Steve McClaren

Wednesday defender Glenn Loovens had a header cleared off the line by Craig Bryson in a first half low on chances.

At the other end, Will Hughes managed to jink through the home defence but hit a weak effort at Chris Kirkland with team-mate Jamie Ward much better placed.

The home side looked a lot more threatening after the break and quickly made their intentions clear when Antonio cut inside and forced Grant into a smart save down to his left.

Bryson had to be alert again to prevent Chris Maguire's low corner from finding its way into the net before Antonio tested Grant with two further goal-bound efforts.

There looked to be only one winner in the game until Bamford picked up the ball from left-back Andre Wisdom and bent it into the net off the underside of the crossbar.

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Kirkland
  • 22Palmer
  • 19Mattock
  • 14Coke
  • 32LleraBooked at 35mins
  • 36Loovens
  • 7Antonio
  • 20LeeSubstituted forHelanat 45+2'minutesBooked at 59mins
  • 42BestSubstituted forAfobeat 70'minutes
  • 18Maguire
  • 40GardnerSubstituted forHutchinsonat 61'minutesBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 10Maghoma
  • 17Helan
  • 25Lavery
  • 26Martinez
  • 28Afobe
  • 34Nuhiu
  • 41Hutchinson

Derby

  • 1Grant
  • 33Wisdom
  • 3ForsythBooked at 53mins
  • 14EustaceSubstituted forSammonat 75'minutes
  • 6Keogh
  • 25Buxton
  • 4BrysonBooked at 40minsSubstituted forHendrickat 55'minutes
  • 19Hughes
  • 9MartinBooked at 37mins
  • 35Bamford
  • 10WardSubstituted forRussellat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Hendrick
  • 11Russell
  • 18Sammon
  • 26Legzdins
  • 27Whitbread
  • 30Bailey
  • 34Thorne
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
21,039

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home20
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home21
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Derby County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Derby County 1.
Attempt blocked. Johnny Russell (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Buxton.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Conor Sammon.
Lee Grant (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday).
Foul by Conor Sammon (Derby County).
Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Jake Buxton (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday).
Patrick Bamford (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday).
Offside, Derby County. Lee Grant tries a through ball, but Conor Sammon is caught offside.
Jake Buxton (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday).
Attempt missed. Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Palmer with a cross.
Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday).
Foul by Conor Sammon (Derby County).
Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester3021452467
2Burnley31161232260
3Derby3117771958
4QPR3016861356
5Nottm Forest30141242054
6Reading3114891450
7Wigan3013710746
8Brighton3012108746
9Ipswich3111128945
10Blackburn3011109243
11Watford3110129742
12Leeds3012612442
13Huddersfield3111713-240
14Middlesbrough3191210539
15Bournemouth309912-1336
16Blackpool3181112-1435
17Sheff Wed3071211-233
18Birmingham318914-333
19Bolton3161213-1430
20Doncaster317915-1930
21Millwall3161015-2828
22Charlton285914-1524
23Barnsley3041115-2223
24Yeovil305718-2122
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