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Derby County 3-0 Millwall

David Nugent
David Nugent's double means he has scored six goals in 15 Championship starts this season

Derby County scored three goals in five minutes as they beat Millwall to move up to third in the Championship with a sixth win from seven matches.

The Lions, who have now failed to win any of their 12 away league games this term, started well with Neil Gregory having an effort cleared off the line.

But Nugent flicked in the opener from Chris Baird's cross and Matej Vydra's cracking 25-yard shot made it 2-0.

Nugent fired in the third before the break from Bradley Johnson's pass.

Millwall provided early hope of ending their miserable away run in the Championship, which had seen them fail to find the net in eight of their 11 previous fixtures.

Soon after Rams defender Curtis Davies had denied Gregory, Aiden O'Brien blasted a shot over the bar.

But the hosts then settled and Vydra went close before Nugent's first goal.

Vydra's 14th goal of the season doubled the advantage within two minutes and former England striker Nugent's sixth of the campaign completed a stunning three-goal burst to as good as seal victory by the break.

Millwall had the better chances in the second half, with Scott Carson making three superb saves - most notably from Gregory's close-range strike - but the Rams preserved their clean sheet.

Derby County boss Gary Rowett:

"I'm really pleased with a clean sheet but we probably didn't deserve one. Millwall deserved a goal but we could have scored a couple more and some of our attacking play was excellent.

"I know it sounds a bit cliched but I'm not really bothered about the other results, bothered where we are in the league or how many points we've got.

"Once you start doing that, you then start making decisions and judgements based on other people and it's about what we do. If we maintain what we are doing we will finish in a very strong position.

"The point is, we've got to keep trying to be better and the players are doing that. They are buying into what we are trying to do and everyone is working incredibly hard."

Millwall manager Neil Harris:

"We've had a lot of big moments on the road this year where we've not taken our opportunities at key moments and been punished.

"We made three or four errors and conceded three goals, we had numerous clear-cut chances and have not taken them and that's the realism of where we are.

"I said to the players that anyone who was getting a little bit ahead of themselves after seven points in three games, that's a reality check, so we'll take it on the chin and move on."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 12Baird
  • 6Keogh
  • 33Davies
  • 3Forsyth
  • 44Huddlestone
  • 36Ledley
  • 19WeimannSubstituted forThorneat 82'minutes
  • 23VydraSubstituted forRussellat 71'minutes
  • 15Johnson
  • 28NugentSubstituted forWinnallat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Russell
  • 9Martin
  • 10Lawrence
  • 14Wisdom
  • 17Winnall
  • 34Thorne
  • 35Mitchell

Millwall

  • 1Archer
  • 12Romeo
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 35CooperBooked at 54mins
  • 3Meredith
  • 14WallaceSubstituted forWilliamsat 66'minutes
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 23Saville
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 66'minutes
  • 20Morison
  • 9GregorySubstituted forElliottat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2McLaughlin
  • 5Craig
  • 6Williams
  • 8Thompson
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 16Martin
  • 19Elliott
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
25,813

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away11
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 3, Millwall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 3, Millwall 0.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Tom Huddlestone.

Attempt blocked. Shaun Williams (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Sam Winnall (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Cooper (Millwall).

Attempt missed. Bradley Johnson (Derby County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Baird with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jake Cooper.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Curtis Davies.

Attempt missed. Johnny Russell (Derby County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Joe Ledley.

Foul by Chris Baird (Derby County).

Steve Morison (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. George Thorne replaces Andreas Weimann.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

Attempt blocked. Sam Winnall (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andreas Weimann.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Joe Ledley.

Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Baird.

Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Tom Elliott.

Offside, Derby County. Tom Huddlestone tries a through ball, but Johnny Russell is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Tom Huddlestone (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Winnall.

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).

Shaun Williams (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).

Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Sam Winnall replaces David Nugent.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Johnny Russell replaces Matej Vydra.

Attempt missed. James Meredith (Millwall) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. George Saville (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Fred Onyedinma.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jake Cooper.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Shaun Williams replaces Jed Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Fred Onyedinma replaces Aiden O'Brien.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Tom Elliott replaces Lee Gregory.

Attempt missed. David Nugent (Derby County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Craig Forsyth with a cross.

Offside, Derby County. Andreas Weimann tries a through ball, but Bradley Johnson is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Andreas Weimann (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Nugent.

Foul by David Nugent (Derby County).

James Meredith (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Derby County. Joe Ledley tries a through ball, but David Nugent is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

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1Wolves23173343172654
2Cardiff23145433181547
3Derby23135538211744
4Bristol City23128337241344
5Leeds2312383526939
6Aston Villa2310853122938
7Sheff Utd2312293629738
8Preston239952723436
9Middlesbrough2310583023735
10Ipswich23112103733435
11Fulham238872929032
12Brentford2371063531431
13Nottm Forest23101123338-531
14Reading2376102930-127
15Sheff Wed236982729-227
16Norwich2376102230-827
17Millwall236892425-126
18QPR236892634-826
19Hull2357113741-422
20Barnsley2356122536-1121
21Burton2355131641-2520
22Sunderland23310102839-1119
23Bolton2347122341-1819
24Birmingham2345141233-2117
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