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Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Derby County: Jack Marriott earns Rams victory

Jack Marriott scores his seventh goal of the season
Jack Marriott has been a big hit for Derby since joining them from Peterborough United in the summer

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."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 25Dawson
  • 24Baker
  • 15Lees
  • 34Hector
  • 6FoxSubstituted forPenneyat 74'minutes
  • 20Reach
  • 8Pelupessy
  • 10Bannan
  • 19MatiasSubstituted forNuhiuat 73'minutes
  • 45Forestieri
  • 18Lucas João

Substitutes

  • 2Palmer
  • 7Onomah
  • 12Thorniley
  • 17Nuhiu
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 36Pudil
  • 42Penney

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 2Wisdom
  • 6Keogh
  • 5TomoriBooked at 23minsSubstituted forDaviesat 45'minutes
  • 46Malone
  • 8MountSubstituted forBrysonat 70'minutes
  • 44Huddlestone
  • 23Holmes
  • 11JozefzoonSubstituted forLawrenceat 77'minutes
  • 14MarriottBooked at 90mins
  • 7WilsonBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 4Bryson
  • 9Waghorn
  • 10Lawrence
  • 15Johnson
  • 16Pearce
  • 21Roos
  • 33Davies
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
25,204

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Derby County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Derby County 2.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Michael Hector.

Booking

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.

Booking

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.

Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Matt Penney.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Matt Penney.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Tom Lawrence replaces Florian Jozefzoon.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Matt Penney replaces Morgan Fox.

Attempt missed. Harry Wilson (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Marco Matias.

Jack Marriott (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt blocked. Duane Holmes (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Cameron Dawson.

Attempt saved. Tom Huddlestone (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Curtis Davies with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Craig Bryson replaces Mason Mount.

Harry Wilson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Harry Wilson.

Morgan Fox (Sheffield Wednesday) hits the right post with a header from very close range. Assisted by Tom Lees with a headed pass following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Michael Hector (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Andre Wisdom.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Scott Malone.

Foul by Jack Marriott (Derby County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich18113432211136
2Middlesbrough189722191234
3Leeds1896331171433
4West Brom1894539261331
5Sheff Utd189452921831
6Derby189452721631
7Nottm Forest187922516930
8QPR188372024-427
9Swansea187562017326
10Blackburn186842125-426
11Aston Villa176652723424
12Birmingham175932320324
13Stoke185852122-123
14Bristol City186482021-122
15Brentford185672825321
16Preston185673031-121
17Wigan186391926-721
18Sheff Wed185582232-1020
19Rotherham184771625-919
20Reading184592429-517
21Millwall184592330-717
22Bolton184591224-1217
23Hull1844101626-1016
24Ipswich181891530-1511
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