EFL Cup - Fourth Round
Fulham2Derby5

Fulham 2-5 Derby County

Simon Dawkins scores Derby's third goal
Dawkins scored twice for Derby to take his tally for the season to three goals

Derby produced a stunning comeback to overcome Championship rivals Fulham at Craven Cottage and reach the quarter-finals of the League Cup.

Derby gifted Fulham a 2-0 lead by twice losing possession to Moussa Dembele, who produced two neat finishes.

But Chris Martin's penalty and Johnny Russell's finish brought County level before Simon Dawkins drove them ahead.

Close-range finishes from Jeff Hendrick and Dawkins made it five away goals in 20 minutes to seal the Derby win.

It was a remarkable period that further demonstrates the strength of a Derby side who sit top of the Championship table.

However, for much of the first half, the focus was more on the deficiencies of Steve McClaren's side as a shocking back-pass from Craig Forsyth allowed Dembele to collect, round keeper Kelle Roos and score, before Omar Mascarell's hesitancy at the back allowed the same player to nip in and slot home.

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McClaren on Fulham v Derby

But Martin's penalty in first-half added time, which was awarded when Tim Hoogland handled in the box, was perfectly timed to give the away side a lift and after the break they never looked back.

Dawkins' first goal - a stunning drive into the top corner from 20 yards to give his side the lead following Russell's close-range leveller - was the pick of Derby's quintet and also knocked the fight out of Fulham.

Fulham had won five of the nine games caretaker boss Kit Symons has been in charge for prior to this but their confidence remains fragile and County capitalised to register a second-successive five-goal tally against the Cottagers.

Fulham caretaker manager Kit Symons: "We scored two tonight so that's progress.

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Symons on Fulham v Derby

"In the first half we were well and truly in it, but the goal on the stroke of half-time gave Derby a huge lift and top teams don't need lifts like that.

"We nullified them in the first half but the second half was a different story and Derby punished us."

Derby manager Steve McClaren: "The goal just before half-time gave us a lifeline.

"And at half-time the players wanted to do something about it.

"The second half was more like us, we showed good character and played some good football. It was a devastating period."

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 1Kiraly
  • 2Hoogland
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 13Zverotic
  • 32Kavanagh
  • 28Hyndman
  • 14RobertsSubstituted forMcCormackat 72'minutes
  • 27WilliamsSubstituted forDavidat 72'minutes
  • 31Arthurworrey
  • 10RuizSubstituted forEisfeldat 86'minutes
  • 25Dembele

Substitutes

  • 3Stafylidis
  • 7Eisfeld
  • 8Parker
  • 30David
  • 33Burn
  • 40Bettinelli
  • 44McCormack

Derby

  • 21Roos
  • 2Christie
  • 6Keogh
  • 5BuxtonBooked at 52mins
  • 3Forsyth
  • 33MascarellBooked at 60minsSubstituted forCouttsat 69'minutes
  • 8Hendrick
  • 4BrysonSubstituted forHughesat 77'minutes
  • 11Russell
  • 9Martin
  • 7DawkinsSubstituted forIbeat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Naylor
  • 16Coutts
  • 19Hughes
  • 27Calero
  • 29Thomas
  • 35Mitchell
  • 44Ibe
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
15,156

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away9
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Fulham 2, Derby County 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 2, Derby County 5.

Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen Arthurworrey (Fulham).

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Will Hughes.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Thomas Eisfeld replaces Bryan Ruiz.

Attempt missed. Johnny Russell (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

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

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Tim Hoogland.

Attempt missed. Will Hughes (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Will Hughes replaces Craig Bryson.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Jordon Ibe replaces Simon Dawkins.

Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Richard Keogh (Derby County).

Cyrus Christie (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sean Kavanagh (Fulham).

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Ross McCormack replaces Patrick Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Chris David replaces George Williams.

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

George Williams (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Paul Coutts replaces Omar Mascarell.

Foul by Johnny Russell (Derby County).

Sean Kavanagh (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 2, Derby County 5. Simon Dawkins (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Johnny Russell.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 2, Derby County 4. Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Forsyth.

Foul by Emerson Hyndman (Fulham).

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

Attempt missed. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Omar Mascarell (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.

Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Omar Mascarell (Derby County).

Attempt saved. Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Tim Hoogland.

Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 2, Derby County 3. Simon Dawkins (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Craig Bryson.

Booking

Jake Buxton (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.

Patrick Roberts (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Buxton (Derby County).

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