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Derby County 1-0 Blackburn Rovers

Derby v Blackburn
This was Derby's first home league win of 2016

Derby climbed to fifth in the Championship table as Jacob Butterfield's goal against Blackburn earned a first home league win of 2016.

Butterfield produced a fine finish from the edge of the area after the Rovers defence had failed to clear properly.

The visitors, with one win in 11 league games, had plenty of possession but struggled to create chances.

They went close to equalising in stoppage time when midfielder Jordi Gomez headed against the bar.

Having gone eight league matches without a victory, Derby have now won back-to-back games for the first time since December.

Blackburn, who are eight points above the relegation zone, had a great chance to equalise before the interval.

Danny Graham, a former Derby loan signing, held off Richard Keogh before turning Jason Shackell.

But from 10 yards out he spooned the ball over the bar.

Derby County head coach Darren Wassall:

"We challenged the players before the game that we would like a clean sheet and I thought the two centre-halves were magnificent, they headed everything. Blackburn threw everything into the box and I thought we defended magnificently.

"That's six points in two games, back-to-back wins home and away and I'm very pleased for the players because they've put in a shift and have been brilliant in the last two games."

Blackburn Rovers manager Paul Lambert:

"I am proud of the way we played, there's a way to lose a game and I thought we were excellent. We have been playing well for a few weeks, there were some big performances, and I think the lads are starting to play.

"We had some great positions and maybe the one thing you could say was we never had the right weight of pass or the right decision. But other than that, for work rate and endeavour, we couldn't ask for any more."

Derby County v Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn Rovers players react after a miss against Derby. Rovers have scored six goals in 11 league games.

Line-ups

Derby

Formation 4-3-3

  • 17Carson
  • 2Christie
  • 6Keogh
  • 14Shackell
  • 29Olsson
  • 8Hendrick
  • 26HansonSubstituted forBrysonat 73'minutes
  • 18ButterfieldSubstituted forBlackmanat 80'minutes
  • 11RussellSubstituted forInceat 66'minutes
  • 9Martin
  • 15Johnson

Substitutes

  • 1Grant
  • 4Bryson
  • 5Buxton
  • 20Camara
  • 22Blackman
  • 23Ince
  • 24Weimann

Blackburn

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 30Steele
  • 10Marshall
  • 22Duffy
  • 5Hanley
  • 3Spurr
  • 14Gomez Garcia-Penche
  • 26Lenihan
  • 29Evans
  • 16GrimesSubstituted forBrownat 69'minutes
  • 31Bennett
  • 12Graham

Substitutes

  • 2Henley
  • 4Kilgallon
  • 8Watt
  • 9Brown
  • 15Ward
  • 21Akpan
  • 33Raya
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
27,411

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Derby County 1, Blackburn Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Blackburn Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordi Gómez (Blackburn Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jason Steele following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jason Steele (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Elliott Bennett with a cross following a corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Craig Bryson.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).

  8. Post update

    Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Tom Ince (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Thomas Spurr (Blackburn Rovers).

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Shane Duffy (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jordi Gómez (Blackburn Rovers).

  14. Post update

    Markus Olsson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Darragh Lenihan.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).

  18. Post update

    Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Derby County. Bradley Johnson tries a through ball, but Markus Olsson is caught offside.

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 24th February 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull32196748192963
2Burnley331711551262562
3Middlesbrough31187642172561
4Brighton331612545341160
5Derby331512644281657
6Sheff Wed331412750351554
7Birmingham3214993930951
8Cardiff33121384337649
9Preston33121293230248
10Ipswich32139104040048
11Brentford33127144651-543
12Nottm Forest321012103128342
13QPR33914103940-141
14Reading321010123433140
15Wolves331010134046-640
16Huddersfield33109144445-139
17Leeds32814103035-538
18Fulham33812135154-336
19Blackburn31713112828034
20Bristol City33810152952-2334
21MK Dons3388172645-1932
22Rotherham3375213658-2226
23Bolton33413163154-2325
24Charlton33510182761-3425
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