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Derby 2 – 0 Huddsf’ld

Derby County used the comforts of home again as they passed Huddersfield 2-0 to move away from the bottom of the Sky Bet championship.

George Edmundson headed home his first goal after his transfer on loan from Rangers before Martyn Waghorn sealed the win with his first goal since October.

It was Derby’s fourth consecutive home win and to bring them over Huddersfield, who started off brilliantly with Fraizer Campbell forcing David Marshall to make an exceptional save, but ended with 10 men when the substitute Jaden Brown has been kicked out.

But after falling behind, they hardly posed a threat as former Derby skipper Richard Keogh, sacked by the club in October 2019 following a car accident in which he suffered a serious knee injury, walked away empty-handed on his return to Pride Park.

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Derby defeated Huddersfield 2-0 on Tuesday night

Huddersfield started off with the confidence of a side who had convincingly beaten Swansea on Saturday and almost took the lead in the 11th minute.

Juninho Bacuna played Pipa whose low center was met by Campbell, but his film was brilliantly returned by Marshall.

Derby responded by creating a good opening three minutes later, with Graeme Shinnie returning the ball to Colin Kazim-Richards, who could only point his header.

But Huddersfield was penalized in the 22nd minute when Campbell chopped a clearance after a corner was cleared from the line by Nabby Sarr, and Nathan Byrne crossed for Edmundson at the six-yard lead.

Huddersfield looked vulnerable to set pieces and Edmundson was leading widely to the back post from another corner before Kazim-Richards punched a right free kick into Ryan Schofield.

After some time to get into the game, Derby had come back strong and it was Huddersfield who needed to react in the second half.

Aside from that first Campbell effort, Huddersfield hadn’t tested Marshall who remained quiet as Huddersfield struggled to make an impression on the Derby defense.

Their task became even more difficult in the 66th minute when they were caught on the pitch and were opened by a brilliant pass from Kazim-Richards to send Waghorn clearly and despite the two defenders shutting down he kept his blood- cold to finish confidently just inside the box.

Derby looked increasingly comfortable and most likely to add to their lead, with Waghorn setting off a rebound although an offside flag would have denied him.

The night turned from bad to worse for the visitors who fired Brown for a second yellow card in the 89th minute after tripping Jason Knight just outside the box.




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