Sunday, 3 February 2013

Derby 3-0 Huddersfield

Former Rams player and visiting caretaker boss Mark Lillis saw his Huddersfield side easily swept away by a Derby side intent on stopping a recent run of disappointing results.

This was a game that never really saw the visitors hit top gear and to be quite honest it was a stroll in the park for Derby.

Again dominating possession, The Rams on this occasion made it count. Every player in the team had a good game with the exception of Adam Legzdins and that was because he had so little to do.

It took the Rams twenty minutes to open the scoring. Some nice short passes between Coutts and Brayford saw the latter get a cross in which was met by Bryson who knocked the ball in at the near post.

The lead was doubled ten minutes later when Roberts found Ward on the edge of the box. Ward struck a beauty on the half volley into the top left hand corner.

Chances were few for Huddersfield and their midfield failed to get a grip of the game.

Bryson, Hughes and Hendrick dictated the middle of the park. Hughes looking more like the player fans have got used to after a couple of poor games.

Richard Keogh made absolute sure that three points were guarenteed when he met a Ward free-kick and headed into the bottom corner.

A good display and a welcome three points. Lets hope Derby can keep the momentum going next week with the visit to Sheffield Wednesday.

Derby County: Legzdins; Brayford, Keogh, O’Brien, Roberts (Freeman 87); Coutts, Hendrick, Hughes (Jacobs 89), Bryson; Ward (Robinson 82), Sammon.

Subs Not Used: Fielding, O’Connor, Davies, Doyle.

Huddersfield Town: Smithies; Woods, Gerrard, Clarke (Wallace 46), Hunt; Norwood (Lee 78), Arfield, Danns, Clayton; Novak (Scannell 54), Vaughan.

Subs Not Used: Bennett, Dixon, Gobern, Sinnott.

Man of the Match - Mark O'Brien, commanding display in defences.

Attendance: 21,561 (1654 Visiting Supporters).

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