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Derby County 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Matej Vydra
Matej Vydra has scored nine goals in eight league appearances against Nottingham Forest for Watford, Reading and Derby

Matej Vydra scored after just 24 seconds as Derby County beat Nottingham Forest in the East Midlands derby at Pride Park.

The Czech forward's shot from 25 yards out found the bottom corner.

Barrie McKay twice came close to an equaliser before the break, clipping the post before Rams keeper Scott Carson denied him in a one-on one.

Vydra played in David Nugent to double the Rams' lead five minutes after half-time and Forest could not find a reply.

In what was the 100th domestic meeting between the sides, Vydra caught the Forest defence napping from a well-worked throw-in to shoot past Jordan Smith and net the fastest goal in the Championship this season.

The visitors had the better of the game after the early strike, with Daryl Murphy having two chances in the opening five minutes and McKay proving influential on his return to the side.

Jason Cummings stabbed an effort over the bar from Ben Osborn's centre soon after the restart and moments later Forest were punished when Nugent's smart finish put the hosts 2-0 up.

Tom Lawrence came close to netting a third for the Rams from two free-kicks and then saw another shot saved by Smith.

Derby's first win in five Championship games sees them lift the Brian Clough Trophy and move up to 13th in the table, one place above their rivals.

Derby captain Richard Keogh with the Brian Clough Trophy
Derby and Nottingham Forest have contested the Brian Clough Trophy, named after the legendary boss who managed both clubs, on every meeting between the sides since 2007

Derby County manager Gary Rowett:

"It was a fantastic goal from Matej. I said to him that he's got everything to be the best number 10 in this division.

"Both feet are fantastic, he can run, he's quick, powerful and I think he showed that ability for that first goal.

"We navigated some moments and I thought the McKay chance halfway through the first half was a big moment.

"But after the second goal I thought we started to control the game and should have added to the two goals."

Nottingham Forest boss Mark Warburton:

"It's very frustrating because if you lose and you play poorly you have to put your hand up and say we deserved to lose, but after giving away the goal so early in an intimidating atmosphere we responded magnificently.

"We created so many chances and we have to take them.

"I thought we were very good for long periods but that's not what our supporters or our players want to hear.

"It's not about possession - possession is irrelevant - it's about creating quality chances. It was deeply frustrating because you want the fans to see them play good football and get reward for doing so."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 14Wisdom
  • 6Keogh
  • 33Davies
  • 3Forsyth
  • 44Huddlestone
  • 36Ledley
  • 7Russell
  • 23VydraSubstituted forThorneat 70'minutes
  • 10Lawrence
  • 28NugentSubstituted forMartinat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Martin
  • 12Baird
  • 16Pearce
  • 17Winnall
  • 19Weimann
  • 34Thorne
  • 35Mitchell

Nottm Forest

  • 43Smith
  • 2Lichaj
  • 4Mancienne
  • 13FoxBooked at 66mins
  • 6Traore
  • 20DowellSubstituted forCloughat 60'minutes
  • 7Bridcutt
  • 11Osborn
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forWalkerat 74'minutes
  • 9Murphy
  • 10McKaySubstituted forWardat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Clough
  • 19Ward
  • 27Darikwa
  • 30Henderson
  • 31Bouchalakis
  • 34Walker
  • 42Worrall
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
31,196

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home14
Away19
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 2, Nottingham Forest 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 2, Nottingham Forest 0.

Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by George Thorne.

Attempt missed. Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Mancienne.

Armand Traore (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Thorne (Derby County).

Attempt missed. Curtis Davies (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Joe Ledley with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Armand Traore.

Attempt saved. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Martin.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Daryl Murphy.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Daniel Fox.

Attempt blocked. Johnny Russell (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Martin.

Attempt missed. Liam Bridcutt (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.

Attempt saved. Tyler Walker (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Tom Huddlestone.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Chris Martin replaces David Nugent because of an injury.

Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Johnny Russell (Derby County).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Liam Bridcutt (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.

Liam Bridcutt (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Nugent (Derby County).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Tyler Walker replaces Jason Cummings.

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Derby County).

Attempt missed. Johnny Russell (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by George Thorne.

Zach Clough (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Derby County).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. George Thorne replaces Matej Vydra.

Attempt missed. Jason Cummings (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Osborn.

Attempt missed. Johnny Russell (Derby County) with an attempt from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

Tom Lawrence (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest).

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

Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jordan Smith.

Attempt saved. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Jason Cummings (Nottingham Forest).

goal

As It Stood

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2Cardiff127321710724
3Sheff Utd128041610624
4Bristol City125612011921
5Preston12561158721
6Leeds126241812620
7Aston Villa125431712519
8Norwich125431214-219
9Fulham124621612418
10Ipswich116052017318
11Middlesbrough124531511417
12Sheff Wed124441614216
13Derby114431513216
14Nottm Forest125071521-615
15QPR123541516-114
16Hull123452320313
17Millwall123451414013
18Brentford122641415-112
19Barnsley113351517-212
20Reading113351012-212
21Birmingham12327819-1111
22Burton12246623-1710
23Sunderland121561322-98
24Bolton12129623-175
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