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Norwich City 3-4 Derby County: Frank Lampard experiences football first after Jack Marriott winner

Fikayo Tomori (right) celebrates his first-half goal against Norwich
Fikayo Tomori's goal was his second of the season for Derby

Manager Frank Lampard said he had never before been involved in a match like Derby County's astonishing 4-3 win over Norwich City.

Jack Marriott grabbed a dramatic late winner as the Rams recovered from 2-0 and then 3-2 down - with five minutes remaining - to edge a gripping game delayed for 20 minutes because of floodlight failure.

"It had everything," Lampard said. "I have certainly never gone back to the dressing room and then come back like that before and as a manager I have never been involved in a game with two late goals like that."

Norwich dominated the first 35 minutes and deservedly led through Ben Godfrey's back-post shot and a fine breakaway second that was well finished by Teemu Pukki.

Goals by Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount drew the Rams level by the interval.

And although Pukki restored the Norwich lead just before the lights went out in one section of the ground, the Rams took the points through Florian Jozefzoon, after a goalmouth scramble, and Marriott's stylish dinked finish.

Derby players celebrate their winner
Jack Marriott's winner came more than two minutes into time added on

The Canaries, who would have gone level on points with leaders Leeds with a victory, piled forward in injury time and almost snatched a point when Todd Cantwell forced a brilliant save from Scott Carson and Jordan Rhodes smashed an effort against the bar.

"I think the delay worked in our favour because Norwich had just scored their goal and the momentum was with them," said Lampard, who occupy the final play-off place, four points clear of seventh-placed Birmingham City.

"It was bad timing for them and good timing for us because it gave us the chance to reorganise things and I thought David Nugent did a superb job when he came on, playing a part in both our goals.

"The players deserve so much credit for coming away from a tough place like this with three points."

"For the first 30 minutes we didn't show that desire against a very good Norwich side and the score could have been anything. But goals change games and once we got it back to 2-1 we started to play at a much better level."

Norwich boss Daniel Farke was amazed that his side were not able to extend their unbeaten run to 13 matches and force a second consecutive high-scoring draw at Carrow Road.

City had trailed Nottingham Forest 3-0 on Boxing Day but somehow recovered, scoring twice in injury time to salvage a draw.

But this time the Canaries were on the receiving end of the late drama on a crazy afternoon that produced 43 attempts on goal.

"We are unbelievably disappointed," Farke added. "The football we played in the first 30 minutes was some of the best I've seen here. But we didn't protect our goal too well in the first half.

"I don't want to use the floodlight problem as an excuse but if it hadn't been for that I am sure we would have gone on and won the game. We had just scored, we had the momentum with us, and the delay gave Derby a chance to take a break and make changes.

"It is difficult to accept that we have lost this game. For most of the first half Derby just couldn't handle our quality."

Ben Godfrey celebrates scoring Norwich City's opening goal against Nottingham Forest
Ben Godfrey's first-half strike was his first league goal for the Canaries

At 2-0 up after a dominant start, their confidence was flowing and the lead could have been greater.

But the Rams were a different side after Tomori blasted the ball in following a corner and and another Chelsea loanee Mount rounded off a frantic 20-minute spell by firing in the equaliser in first-half injury-time.

Neither side could force a breakthrough until Pukki's 19th goal of the season seemed to have settled an already thrilling encounter.

But a ridiculous match still had more drama as the Rams ruined the afternoon for home supporters when the players returned following the 20-minute floodlight failure.

Jozefzoon bundled in the leveller and Marriott's cool chipped effort ended a four-game winless run for the visitors.



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Krul
  • 37AaronsBooked at 45mins
  • 6ZimmermannBooked at 5mins
  • 15Klose
  • 4Godfrey
  • 8VrancicBooked at 62minsSubstituted forTrybullat 85'minutes
  • 27Tettey
  • 36Cantwell
  • 18StiepermannSubstituted forSrbenyat 90+2'minutes
  • 25Hernández
  • 22PukkiSubstituted forRhodesat 88'minutes


  • 2Pinto
  • 7Marshall
  • 11Rhodes
  • 19Trybull
  • 31Hanley
  • 32Srbeny
  • 33McGovern


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Carson
  • 37Bogle
  • 6Keogh
  • 5Tomori
  • 2WisdomSubstituted forNugentat 84'minutes
  • 7WilsonBooked at 90mins
  • 8Mount
  • 17EvansBooked at 66mins
  • 9WaghornSubstituted forHolmesat 78'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forBirdat 90+8'minutes
  • 11Jozefzoon


  • 4Bryson
  • 16Pearce
  • 21Roos
  • 23Holmes
  • 28Nugent
  • 41Bird
  • 44Huddlestone
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Match Stats

Home TeamNorwichAway TeamDerby
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Norwich City 3, Derby County 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Norwich City 3, Derby County 4.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Timm Klose (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Jordan Rhodes (Norwich City) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Dennis Srbeny with a headed pass following a corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Scott Carson.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Todd Cantwell (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Alexander Tettey.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Max Bird replaces Jack Marriott.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Christoph Zimmermann (Norwich City) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Onel Hernández with a cross.

  9. Booking

    Harry Wilson (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Booking

    Duane Holmes (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Maximillian Aarons (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Duane Holmes (Derby County).

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dennis Srbeny (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Godfrey.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Norwich City 3, Derby County 4. Jack Marriott (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Carson.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Dennis Srbeny replaces Marco Stiepermann.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Jordan Rhodes replaces Teemu Pukki.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Norwich City 3, Derby County 3. Florian Jozefzoon (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Duane Holmes (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Tom Trybull replaces Mario Vrancic.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. David Nugent replaces Andre Wisdom.

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