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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:

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Darren Wassall: Derby head coach on win over Hull

"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:

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Bruce on Huddersfield v Hull

"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."

Line-ups

Derby

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

Substitutes

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

Hull

  • 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

Substitutes

  • 4Bruce
  • 7Meyler
  • 9Hernández
  • 15Maloney
  • 16Jakupovic
  • 20Hayden
  • 27El Mohamady
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
29,078

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamHull
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home17
Away15
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 4, Hull City 0.

Full Time

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

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.

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

Foul by Andreas Weimann (Derby County).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Andreas Weimann replaces Johnny Russell.

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

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Derby County).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Jamie Hanson replaces Bradley Johnson.

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

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.

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.

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

Substitution

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

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.

Foul by Sam Clucas (Hull City).

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

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.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Johnny Russell.

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

Foul by George Thorne (Derby County).

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

Johnny Russell (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Sam Clucas (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Clucas (Hull City).

Johnny Russell (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Sam Clucas (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady with a cross.

Shaun Maloney (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

Shaun Maloney (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Shaun Maloney replaces Sone Aluko.

Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass.

Attempt missed. Michael Dawson (Hull City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

George Thorne (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Cyrus Christie (Derby County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Johnny Russell.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Ahmed Elmohamady replaces Mohamed Diamé.

Attempt missed. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley402114563333077
2Middlesbrough39237954252976
3Brighton402015556381875
4Hull392091054272769
5Sheff Wed401814859372268
6Derby401813956371967
7Cardiff40161595142963
8Ipswich401612124644260
9Birmingham391511134339456
10Preston401414123938156
11QPR401216125047352
12Wolves401313144852-452
13Reading391312144544151
14Brentford39147185460-649
15Leeds391115133948-948
16Blackburn401113163940-146
17Nottm Forest401113163541-646
18Huddersfield40129195257-545
19Fulham401014166166-544
20Bristol City401111184163-2244
21Rotherham40127214764-1743
22MK Dons40910213455-2137
23Charlton40812203670-3436
24Bolton40414223772-3526
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