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Derby County 2-0 Charlton Athletic

Jesse Lingard scores Derby's second goal
Jesse Lingard's goal was his first for Derby

Derby County maintained their two-point lead at the top of the Championship with a 2-0 win over Charlton.

The Rams took the lead after nine minutes when Jeff Hendrick turned in Darren Bent's cross from close range.

Hendrick turned provider as Derby doubled their advantage soon after, with Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard converting his through ball for his first Derby goal.

Charlton had won their last two games but could not muster a fightback.

Derby's win takes them five points clear of third place, strengthening their grip on an automatic promotion place.

Steve McClaren's side could have enjoyed a more comfortable victory, but Hendrick's shot from the edge of the area in first-half stoppage time rattled the crossbar.

Charlton went closest when Lee Grant tipped over Johann Berg Gudmundsson's free-kick.

Derby are now unbeaten in their last seven Championship matches.

Derby manager Steve McClaren: "In certain spells we looked excellent but what also impressed me was we looked solid at the back. I think we are a good team with the ball but tonight we looked a good team without the ball.

"We've still got a lot to do but our midfield is very strong, our bench is good, we can make changes and our loan signings have come in and done well. So I hope we haven't seen the best of this team, I think that's still to come and today I think they showed a maturity and kept in control."

Charlton manager Guy Luzon: "I think Derby totally deserved to win and played very well, especially in the first 30 minutes but we were not organised well and left gaps between the lines and they used it well.

"After 30 minutes we came back and organised better but it's not enough against a team like Derby, with their quality. You have to concentrate from the first minute and not for 60 or 55 minutes. They deserve to be in the Premier League and I think they are the best team in this league."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 1Grant
  • 2Christie
  • 6Keogh
  • 32Shotton
  • 3Forsyth
  • 8Hendrick
  • 34ThorneSubstituted forMascarellat 71'minutes
  • 19HughesSubstituted forBrysonat 76'minutes
  • 23Ince
  • 39Bent
  • 16LingardSubstituted forDawkinsat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Bryson
  • 5Buxton
  • 7Dawkins
  • 10Ward
  • 21Roos
  • 29Thomas
  • 33Mascarell

Charlton

  • 1Henderson
  • 20Solly
  • 26Ben Haim
  • 22Johnson
  • 21Fox
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 2WilsonSubstituted forDiarraat 45'minutes
  • 17Buyens
  • 8BulotSubstituted forEaglesat 68'minutes
  • 14Vetokele
  • 32WattSubstituted forHarriottat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Gomez
  • 6Bikey Amougou
  • 9Eagles
  • 11Harriott
  • 12Diarra
  • 36Dmitrovic
  • 40Lepoint
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
28,277

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Derby County 2, Charlton Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Derby County 2, Charlton Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Derby County. Simon Dawkins tries a through ball, but Craig Bryson is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Chris Eagles (Charlton Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Alou Diarra.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Derby County. Omar Mascarell tries a through ball, but Darren Bent is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Omar Mascarell (Derby County).

  11. Post update

    Chris Eagles (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Craig Bryson replaces Will Hughes.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Callum Harriott replaces Tony Watt.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Omar Mascarell replaces George Thorne.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Simon Dawkins replaces Jesse Lingard.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Chris Eagles replaces Frédéric Bulot.

  17. Post update

    Tom Ince (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cyrus Christie.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Craig Forsyth (Derby County).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Derby33198666333365
2Middlesbrough33189650222863
3Ipswich33179754342060
4Bournemouth32178766353159
5Norwich33178864372759
6Watford331851066402659
7Brentford331841153431058
8Wolves3315994640654
9Nottm Forest321111105147444
10Blackburn331111114344-144
11Sheff Wed331013102832-443
12Huddersfield33119134453-942
13Cardiff331011123944-541
14Leeds33118143442-841
15Reading33117153649-1340
16Charlton33815103443-939
17Birmingham33912123850-1239
18Brighton33813123842-437
19Bolton33107164153-1237
20Fulham33106174458-1436
21Rotherham33713133249-1734
22Millwall33710162951-2231
23Wigan33510182846-1825
24Blackpool33410192865-3722
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