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Derby County 4-0 Hull City

Bradley Johnson
Derby County midfielder Bradley Johnson has scored five goals this season

Bradley Johnson scored twice as Derby County eased past 10-man Hull City to aid their Championship play-off hopes.

Derby took the lead when Craig Bryson teed up Chris Martin who hit the post but Johnson fired in the rebound.

The hosts doubled their lead when some fine play on the wings led to Johnson firing in from close range.

Hull's Moses Odubajo was sent off for bringing down Tom Ince after the break before Martin powered in a long-range effort and Bryson tapped in late on.

It was a night of few chances for Steve Bruce's side as they were comprehensively outplayed by Derby, however Sam Clucas came closest to finding a breakthrough when his volley from Ahmed Elmohamady's ball forced a fine save out of Derby keeper Scott Carson.

Derby, who failed to win in six at home against Hull prior to the victory, remain sixth in the Championship table but have a four-point cushion on seventh-placed Cardiff after their goalless draw with leaders Burnley.

Defeat for Hull, their first away at Derby since October 1984, means they stay in fourth place but see their already-unlikely chances of automatic promotion fade as they lie seven points off second.

The Tigers suffered their heaviest league defeat of the season leaving them without an away win in the Championship since their 1-0 win against Ipswich in February.

Derby head coach Darren Wassall:

"We were bitterly disappointed on Saturday with the result at Cardiff and we asked for a reaction from the players and they certainly gave us one tonight.

"We are delighted with the performance and there was a steely determination tonight, we played with loads of energy on the front foot and they all responded.

"I think that was our best performance of the season so far by a country mile but I'm not getting carried away at all. Our feet are on the ground and we are making sure we are right for Saturday.

"We need to get some consistency, we've proven that we are a very good side, now we've got to prove we can do that week in, week out, game in and game out because good teams can do it every single week."

Hull manager Steve Bruce:

"On a big stage tonight, we haven't performed at all to the level I'm used to seeing.

"In a big top-of-the-table clash to make the mistakes and errors we made was just bordering on the ridiculous.

"That disappoints me and surprises me because the reason we are at the top end of the league is our ability to defend and defend properly and although there was nothing in it up until the first goal, after that we were all over the place."



Formation 4-3-3

  • 17Carson
  • 2Christie
  • 6Keogh
  • 14Shackell
  • 29OlssonSubstituted forButterfieldat 82'minutes
  • 4Bryson
  • 34Thorne
  • 15JohnsonSubstituted forHansonat 87'minutes
  • 11RussellSubstituted forWeimannat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Martin
  • 23Ince


  • 5Buxton
  • 10Bent
  • 18Butterfield
  • 22Blackman
  • 24Weimann
  • 26Hanson
  • 35Mitchell


Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1McGregor
  • 2OdubajoBooked at 55mins
  • 21Dawson
  • 6Davies
  • 26RobertsonSubstituted forHernándezat 50'minutes
  • 10Snodgrass
  • 14Livermore
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 11ClucasBooked at 74mins
  • 17DiaméSubstituted forEl Mohamadyat 63'minutes
  • 24AlukoSubstituted forMaloneyat 70'minutes


  • 4Bruce
  • 7Meyler
  • 9Hernández
  • 15Maloney
  • 16Jakupovic
  • 20Hayden
  • 27El Mohamady
Tony Harrington

Match Stats

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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Derby County 4, Hull City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Derby County 4, Hull City 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Derby County 4, Hull City 0. Craig Bryson (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Martin.

  4. Post update

    Shaun Maloney (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Andreas Weimann (Derby County).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Andreas Weimann replaces Johnny Russell.

  7. Post update

    Sam Clucas (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Cyrus Christie (Derby County).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Jamie Hanson replaces Bradley Johnson.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Craig Bryson (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Johnny Russell.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Derby County 3, Hull City 0. Chris Martin (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bradley Johnson.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shaun Maloney (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Jacob Butterfield replaces Markus Olsson because of an injury.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Martin (Derby County) header from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Johnny Russell with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Sam Clucas (Hull City).

  17. Post update

    Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Curtis Davies (Hull City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Shaun Maloney with a cross following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Johnny Russell.

  20. Post update

    Shaun Maloney (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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