Championship
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Derby County 5-0 Wolves

By Joe LynskeyBBC Sport
Jeff Hendrick scores the second goal
Jeff Hendrick's double took him to five goals for the season

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.

The fourth win in six games saw Steve McClaren's side leapfrog Bournemouth and Middlesbrough, who drew 0-0 at the Riverside Stadium.

Wolves, who slipped to a second straight league defeat for the first time this season, struggled to contain the Rams.

Wolves demolished
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."

Johnny Russell
Like Hendrick, Johnny Russell also scored twice to move to five goals for the season
A minute's silence is observed for Remembrance weekend before kick-off
A minute's silence was observed for Remembrance weekend before kick-off
Johnny Russell
Russell missed out on a place in the Scotland squad for their games against Republic of Ireland and England this week

Line-ups

Derby

  • 36Butland
  • 2ChristieBooked at 62mins
  • 6Keogh
  • 32Shotton
  • 3Forsyth
  • 8Hendrick
  • 33MascarellSubstituted forCouttsat 90+1'minutes
  • 19Hughes
  • 11RussellSubstituted forCaleroat 84'minutes
  • 9Martin
  • 7DawkinsSubstituted forIbeat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Buxton
  • 14Eustace
  • 16Coutts
  • 21Roos
  • 27Calero
  • 30Best
  • 44Ibe

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 2DohertyBooked at 16mins
  • 6Batth
  • 23Ebanks-LandellSubstituted forStearmanat 45'minutes
  • 18RickettsBooked at 44mins
  • 8SavilleBooked at 68mins
  • 11McDonald
  • 7HenryBooked at 30mins
  • 14EvansSubstituted forRoweat 75'minutes
  • 10Sako
  • 9ClarkeSubstituted forMcAlindenat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Stearman
  • 15Rowe
  • 17van La Parra
  • 20McAlinden
  • 27Jacobs
  • 29Kuszczak
  • 40Dicko
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
30,398

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Derby County 5, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Derby County 5, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Coutts (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Paul Coutts replaces Omar Mascarell.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by George Saville.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Henry.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

  10. Post update

    George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    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.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Iván Calero replaces Johnny Russell.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Richard Stearman.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordon Ibe (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Will Hughes.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam McAlinden (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Bakary Sako.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Danny Batth.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Richard Stearman.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Jordon Ibe replaces Simon Dawkins.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Tommy Rowe replaces Lee Evans.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bakary Sako.