Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Derby County 2.
Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Derby County: Jack Marriott earns Rams victory
Jack Marriott scored his sixth goal in eight games as Derby came from behind to beat struggling Sheffield Wednesday.
The Owls, without a home league win since August, went in front when Adam Reach scored from a narrow angle.
Harry Wilson levelled after Marriott's initial effort was blocked and the latter then fired home left-footed to put the Rams in front.
Marriott also rattled the crossbar, while Morgan Fox headed against the post for Wednesday after the break.
Derby remained sixth despite the three points, exactly the result boss Frank Lampard wanted after their 3-0 home defeat by Aston Villa prior to the international break.
Wednesday had the upper hand in the early stages as they looked to end a run of five Championship games without a win.
Reach capitalised on a superb ball by Barry Bannan to give them the lead, but Wilson and Marriott scored in the space of six minutes to put the visitors ahead.
The Owls had Fernando Forestieri back in their attack after a hamstring injury, but he shot wide with only keeper Scott Carson to beat, and although Fox went close, they could not find a way to salvage a point, increasing the pressure on manager Jos Luhukay.
Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay told BBC Radio Sheffield:
"We lost in five minutes our lead, and it was totally not necessary. We controlled the first 30 minutes of the game - we played very well, we had chances. The two goals were too easy.
"When we look back, every time we make mistakes to give the opponent chances to score. That must be stopped. When we do that, you can't win a game.
"How long have I got? I don't know. I try my best every day with my team and we hope we win the next game."
Derby County manager Frank Lampard told BBC Radio Derby:
"We weren't quite at our best but we got a result, which is what we're going to need to do at times.
"The first 20 minutes were terrible. We were slow, we were passive. Harry's goal settled us down, it gave us a bit more drive in our game. Then we were a bit quicker and we started to create a few chances.
"They went direct at times, we had to compete and I was pleased with how we dealt with balls coming into our box."
- 6FoxSubstituted forPenneyat 74'minutes
- 19MatiasSubstituted forNuhiuat 73'minutes
- 18Lucas João
- 5TomoriBooked at 23minsSubstituted forDaviesat 45'minutes
- 8MountSubstituted forBrysonat 70'minutes
- 11JozefzoonSubstituted forLawrenceat 77'minutes
- 14MarriottBooked at 90mins
- 7H WilsonBooked at 85mins
- Jeremy Simpson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Derby County 2.
Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Michael Hector.
Jack Marriott (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
Hand ball by Jack Marriott (Derby County).
Harry Wilson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Joey Pelupessy (Sheffield Wednesday).
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Scott Malone.
Attempt blocked. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fernando Forestieri.
Attempt blocked. Jack Marriott (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.
Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Joey Pelupessy.
Harry Wilson (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Harry Wilson (Derby County).
Matt Penney (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).
Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu with a headed pass.
Foul by Harry Wilson (Derby County).
Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Adam Reach tries a through ball, but Ashley Baker is caught offside.