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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.

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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Derby County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Derby County 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Conor Sammon.

  5. Post update

    Lee Grant (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Conor Sammon (Derby County).

  8. Post update

    Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Jake Buxton (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday).

  11. Post update

    Patrick Bamford (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday).

  13. Post update

    Offside, Derby County. Lee Grant tries a through ball, but Conor Sammon is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Jake Buxton (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Giles Coke (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Palmer with a cross.

  17. Post update

    Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Conor Sammon (Derby County).

  20. Post update

    Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester30214554302467
2Burnley311612347252260
3Derby31177759401958
4QPR30168637241356
5Nottm Forest301412450302054
6Reading31148950361450
7Wigan30137103528746
8Brighton30121083225746
9Ipswich31111284334945
10Blackburn30111093735243
11Watford31101294437742
12Leeds30126124339442
13Huddersfield31117134042-240
14Middlesbrough31912104136539
15Bournemouth3099123750-1336
16Blackpool31811122842-1435
17Sheff Wed30712113638-233
18Birmingham3189143740-333
19Bolton31612133549-1430
20Doncaster3179152847-1930
21Millwall31610153159-2828
22Charlton2859142338-1524
23Barnsley30411152951-2223
24Yeovil3057182647-2122
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