Match ends, Derby County 5, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.
Rampant Derby moved to the top of the Championship with an emphatic win over a lacklustre Wolves.
The Rams took the lead from Ryan Shotton's flicked header, before Jeff Hendrick's long-range shot fizzed past Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme from 25 yards.
Johnny Russell's low strike from 12 yards made it 3-0 going into half-time.
Hendrick added his second after some intricate play, before Russell completed the scoring with a neat finish from Craig Forsyth's cross.
Wolves, who slipped to a second straight league defeat for the first time this season, struggled to contain the Rams.
|Steve McClaren's Derby are now the joint top scorers in the Championship alongside Bournemouth, with 33 goals from their 17 games|
|The defeat is Wolves' biggest since their 6-0 Capital One Cup loss to Chelsea on 25 September 2012|
|The last time Wolves lost 5-0 in the league was at home to Manchester United on 18 March 2012, when Terry Connor was in charge|
|It is the first time Wolves have lost by more than two goals under manager Kenny Jackett|
Derby's Real Madrid loanee Omar Mascarell threatened early on from set pieces and he provided the cross for Shotton to nod in past Ikeme on 16 minutes.
Poor defending from Wolves saw the hosts double their lead, with Hendrick latching on to a loose ball after a Cyrus Christie throw-in from midway inside the half to drill home from 25 yards.
Russell then scored his fourth goal of the season to make it 3-0 at the break. Wolves had failed to clear from an in-swinging corner, and the Scot ghosted in to drill into the corner.
Derby's fourth came thanks to some intricate work in the final third which ended with Will Hughes flicking the ball into the path of Hendrick, who placed his second of the game into the corner.
Leon Clarke was then denied a consolation for Kenny Jackett's side, as his deflected shot from 20 yards trickled onto the post.
That was as good as it got for the visitors, who went on to concede a fifth as Russell placed the ball into the roof of the net.
Derby manager Steve McClaren:
"I don't often sit there and enjoy the full aspects of games but today I did.
"The team worked so hard even at 5-0 up and the key thing was the discipline they showed and looking a good team without the ball.
"It was a game we controlled by being a good team without the ball and that's what really pleased me.
"To do that to a very good team shows what this group is capable of doing. That was a complete performance."
Wolves manager Kenny Jackett:
"As a unit defensively we were poor today and that was the difference.
"The fact is we have played Ipswich away and Derby away this week and we've come up short in both games.
"I think they are a good yardstick, very good teams who have aspirations of trying to get into the Premier League and we have to make sure that when we come out again we are of the standard of these clubs.
"Derby were ruthless today and it's been a good lesson for us this week and one we have to learn and learn very quickly."
- 2ChristieBooked at 62mins
- 33MascarellSubstituted forCouttsat 90+1'minutes
- 11RussellSubstituted forCaleroat 84'minutes
- 7DawkinsSubstituted forIbeat 75'minutes
- 2DohertyBooked at 16mins
- 23Ebanks-LandellSubstituted forStearmanat 45'minutes
- 18RickettsBooked at 44mins
- 8SavilleBooked at 68mins
- 7HenryBooked at 30mins
- 14EvansSubstituted forRoweat 75'minutes
- 9ClarkeSubstituted forMcAlindenat 67'minutes
- 17van La Parra
- Graham Salisbury
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Derby County 5, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.
Attempt missed. Cyrus Christie (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.
Attempt saved. Paul Coutts (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Derby County. Paul Coutts replaces Omar Mascarell.
Corner, Derby County. Conceded by George Saville.
Attempt blocked. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Henry.
Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.
Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).
George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.
Substitution, Derby County. Iván Calero replaces Johnny Russell.
Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Richard Stearman.
Attempt missed. Jordon Ibe (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Will Hughes.
Attempt missed. Liam McAlinden (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Bakary Sako.
Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Danny Batth.
Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Richard Stearman.
Substitution, Derby County. Jordon Ibe replaces Simon Dawkins.
Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Tommy Rowe replaces Lee Evans.
Attempt saved. George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bakary Sako.