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Hull City 0-1 Derby County: Sam Baldock scores winner on Rams debut

Sam Baldock
Sam Baldock (right) has now scored goals for five different clubs in the Championship

Sam Baldock scored a debut goal to give Derby County their first Championship victory of the season with a slender win at Hull City.

Baldock, who only joined Derby on Tuesday, was on hand from close range in the 57th minute after Matt Ingram had fumbled Lee Buchanan's initial effort.

Victory was a fine way to bounce back for Wayne Rooney's Rams after they conceded goals in the 91st and 100th minutes to lose at Peterborough on Saturday.

For Hull, it was a second defeat at the MKM Stadium in four days following a 3-0 thumping by QPR.

In a desperate search for a winning formula, Rooney handed debuts to striker Baldock and ex-England defender Phil Jagielka, who have both signed short-term deals. For Jagielka, 39, this was a first Championship appearance since April 2006, when he was with Sheffield United.

The Rams grew into the game after a bright start from Hull and they were close to taking the lead when Poland winger Kamil Jozwiak got onto Nathan Byrne's long pass and struck the inside of the post.

Former Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison was then denied his first Derby goal by a fine save from Ingram.

But the key moment came when Baldock struck in the second half for his first goal since July 2020, having failed to score in 23 appearances for Reading last season.

The Tigers threw on former Derby midfielder Tom Huddlestone as a substitute for his second spell on Humberside, but he could not inspire his new team-mates.

And with the Rams having thrown away leads in their first two games, Jagielka, together with centre-half partner Curtis Davies - a combined age of 75 - held out for a first clean sheet in 10 Championship games.

Derby County assistant manager Liam Rosenior told BBC Radio Derby:

"People from the outside may think we're not organised and we don't believe in ourselves, but the performance at Peterborough was actually excellent in terms of what we are trying to build and the style of play we are trying to bring to the club.

"But the players took it up a level today and I thought we dominated the game.

"We were devastated at losing on Saturday but we knew we had to play our way, that's what me and the manager really believe in and I'm delighted for him to get our first win of the season."

Hull City manager Grant McCann told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We were very safe tonight. We didn't pass the ball quick enough, we didn't break the lines quick enough, we didn't pass forward quick enough.

"It's one of the few times I've questioned the group that when we went forward, we didn't look threatening and we know we are.

"We know we weren't at our best tonight, but it was a sloppy goal for us to concede and over the two home games, we conceded off three mistakes. It shouldn't happen and it has cost us."



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Ingram
  • 2Coyle
  • 5JonesBooked at 71mins
  • 4Greaves
  • 3Elder
  • 6SmallwoodSubstituted forHuddlestoneat 73'minutes
  • 8Docherty
  • 19WilliamsSubstituted forJarvisat 73'minutes
  • 20SmithSubstituted forEavesat 78'minutes
  • 11Lewis-Potter
  • 27Magennis


  • 9Eaves
  • 12Emmanuel
  • 13Baxter
  • 14Cannon
  • 23Huddlestone
  • 24Bernard
  • 36Jarvis


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 21RoosBooked at 90mins
  • 2Byrne
  • 6Jagielka
  • 33Davies
  • 26BuchananSubstituted forForsythat 61'minutes
  • 8Bird
  • 4Shinnie
  • 17Sibley
  • 11MorrisonBooked at 79minsSubstituted forStearmanat 85'minutes
  • 7Józwiak
  • 9BaldockSubstituted forStrettonat 74'minutesBooked at 90mins


  • 3Forsyth
  • 16Stearman
  • 31Allsop
  • 34Stretton
  • 35Watson
  • 40Hutchinson
  • 43Williams
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 0, Derby County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 0, Derby County 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Hull City. Greg Docherty tries a through ball, but Josh Magennis is caught offside.

  4. Booking

    Jack Stretton (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Derby County. Max Bird tries a through ball, but Jack Stretton is caught offside.

  6. Booking

    Kelle Roos (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewie Coyle (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Kelle Roos (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. William Jarvis (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jacob Greaves.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Josh Magennis with a headed pass.

  13. Post update

    Louie Sibley (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Richard Stearman replaces Ravel Morrison.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ravel Morrison (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kamil Józwiak.

  17. Booking

    Ravel Morrison (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Ravel Morrison (Derby County).

  19. Post update

    Matt Ingram (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Tom Eaves replaces Matthew Smith.


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