Derby County 1-0 Brighton

The Rams went into today’s  game with three losses on the bounce. Derby County were aided with the return of captain Richard Keogh. The standard of football was admittedly poor from both teams and on loan striker Patrick Bamford’s 75th minute strike from 18 yards was the only difference between the two play-off rivals. The Rams started off with their familiar 4-3-3 formation before changing to an attack minded 4-2-4 with Jeff Hendrick replacing subbed off Andre Wisdom. The Rams ground out win kept the gap between East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest at three points in 4th and 5th place respectively.

 

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[Derby County]

[Lee Grant] Made quite a few important saves. 8.5
[Craig Forsyth] Could be relied on most of the time 7.0
[Jake Buxton] Solid at the back. 7.5
[Richard Keogh] Outstanding defensive display 8.5
[Andre Wisdom] Fantastic performance all round 9.0
[John Eustace] Very dependable at picking up loose balls. 7.5
[Will Hughes] The youngster had little to contribute 6.0
[Craig Bryson] Seemed to be absent for a lot of play 6.5
[Simon Dawkins] Created some good chances 7.5
[Chris Martin] Was able to escape his marker several times 7.5
[Jamie Ward] Made a few good chances for himself 7.0

Substitutions

[Jeff Hendrick] Was able to fill in at RB well 7.5
[Conor Sammon] Held the ball up well 7.0
[Patrick Bamford] Made good movements and finished his chance well 8.0

 

[Brighton]

[Tomasz Kuszczak] Was unlucky to concede 7.0
[Bruno] Tackled fairly hard. 6.5
[Mathew Upson] Came very close to scoring. 7.0
[Gordon Greer] Put in a forgettable performance 6.0
[Stephen Ward] Played a key part in Brighton’s defence 7.5
[Rohan Ince] Put in a very physical performance. 7.0
[Keith Andrews] Played without conviction 6.5
[Andrea Orlandi] Showed good attacking vision 7.5
[Jake Forster-Caskey] Placed some good passes. 7.0
[David Lopez] Made some good crosses 7.0
[Leonardo Ulloa] Rarely touched ball in box 6.0

Substitutions

[Solly March] Found it hard to retain possesion 6.5
[Jonathan Obika] Hardly touched ball 6.0
[Kemy Agustien] Didn’t make much of an impact 6.0

 

Man of the Match

Andre Wisdom: Very reliable at the back and contained Lopez well. 9.0


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