Championship
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Brentford 1-3 Derby County

Jeff Hendrick
Jeff Hendrick's strike was just his second goal in 30 games for the Rams this season

Derby County scored three goals in the last 10 minutes for a dramatic comeback win at Brentford that ended an eight-game winless run in the Championship.

The Rams, who last won in the league on Boxing Day, controlled the first half, but were kept at bay by an inspired display from goalkeeper David Button.

Alan Judge's 20-yard strike gave the hosts the lead against the run of play.

But shots from Jeff Hendrick and Cyrus Christie put the Rams ahead before Chris Martin settled it on the break.

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Darren Wassall on Derby's win at Brentford

Only Button's heroics had stopped Derby, playing their second game under new head coach Darren Wassall following Paul Clement's shock sacking, from taking a deserved lead in a dominant first-half performance.

Hendrick forced a fine double save, Darren Bent also saw an effort kept out, and the keeper did brilliantly to stop Johnny Russell's low strike.

Judge's fierce shot seemed set to at least end a run of two defeats for the west Londoners.

But the Rams, buoyed by the introduction of both Martin and Tom Ince as substitutes, piled forward in the latter stages to earn a win that took them up to fifth in the table.

Rams graphic

Hendrick scored from a tight angle, Christie struck his first Rams goal in 74 appearances and Martin scored on the counter-attack after Jake Bidwell had an effort cleared off the line at the other end.

Brentford head coach Dean Smith:

"They were more powerful and more aggressive than us and David Button kept us in it.

"The game is decided on fine margins and it could have been 2-2, but they got the third, which for me is academic.

"They got the equaliser, we lost half a yard and they gained half a yard, but we still showed enough character to create a couple of chances after that."

Derby head coach Darren Wassall:

"We were excellent and I thought we created enough to win two or three games.

"We started on the front foot, were aggressive and full of determination and desire, but their keeper was inspired.

"Undeservedly we went behind and it would have been easy to feel sorry for ourselves but it's a testament to the character in that dressing room that they rolled their sleeves up and continued to dominate the game and control it, but also got the equaliser and another two goals."

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Alan Judge (right) challenges Derby's Jeff Hendrick
Alan Judge (right) scored his 13th goal in 30 Championship games this term, but Jeff Hendrick's equaliser changed the course of the match at Griffin Park
Chris Martin
Chris Martin's goal was his 50th for the Rams and his tenth of the season, but just his second in 19 games

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 2Colin
  • 6Dean
  • 22O'Connell
  • 3Bidwell
  • 28Yennaris
  • 10McEachranBooked at 30minsSubstituted forSwiftat 70'minutes
  • 15Woods
  • 18Judge
  • 17KerschbaumerSubstituted forCanosat 85'minutes
  • 21VibeSubstituted forDjuricinat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Saunders
  • 8Djuricin
  • 11Hofmann
  • 16Bonham
  • 19Swift
  • 36Clarke
  • 47Canos

Derby

  • 17Carson
  • 2Christie
  • 6Keogh
  • 14Shackell
  • 29Olsson
  • 8Hendrick
  • 26HansonSubstituted forBlackmanat 69'minutes
  • 18Butterfield
  • 11RussellSubstituted forInceat 76'minutes
  • 10BentSubstituted forMartinat 59'minutes
  • 15Johnson

Substitutes

  • 1Grant
  • 4Bryson
  • 5Buxton
  • 9Martin
  • 20Camara
  • 22Blackman
  • 23Ince
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
10,627

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 1, Derby County 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 1, Derby County 3.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 1, Derby County 3. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Ince following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Jake Bidwell (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alan Judge with a cross.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Markus Olsson.

Attempt missed. Marco Djuricin (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Maxime Colin with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

Foul by Markus Olsson (Derby County).

Ryan Woods (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Sergi Canos replaces Konstantin Kerschbaumer.

Attempt missed. Marco Djuricin (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Konstantin Kerschbaumer.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 1, Derby County 2. Cyrus Christie (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 1, Derby County 1. Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nick Blackman.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Tom Ince replaces Johnny Russell.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Marco Djuricin replaces Lasse Vibe.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Nico Yennaris.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. John Swift replaces Josh McEachran.

Attempt missed. Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan Woods.

Attempt saved. Jacob Butterfield (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Nick Blackman replaces Jamie Hanson.

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

Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).

Offside, Derby County. Bradley Johnson tries a through ball, but Markus Olsson is caught offside.

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

Foul by Ryan Woods (Brentford).

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

Nico Yennaris (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Chris Martin replaces Darren Bent.

Cyrus Christie (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford).

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh McEachran.

Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lasse Vibe (Brentford).

Cyrus Christie (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford).

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 1, Derby County 0. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull31186747192860
2Burnley321611550262459
3Middlesbrough30177639162358
4Brighton32151254134757
5Derby321412643281554
6Sheff Wed321411749341553
7Cardiff32121374234849
8Birmingham3113993830848
9Ipswich3113994039148
10Preston32111293029145
11Nottm Forest31101293127442
12QPR32913103839-140
13Wolves321010124043-340
14Brentford32117144351-840
15Huddersfield32108144344-138
16Reading31910123333037
17Leeds31813102934-537
18Fulham32811135053-335
19Blackburn30713102827134
20Bristol City32810142948-1934
21MK Dons3287172544-1931
22Rotherham3275203657-2126
23Bolton32413153153-2225
24Charlton32510172659-3325
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