Derby 1-0 Preston: Martyn Waghorn hits winner at Pride Park
Derby vs Preston
Sky Bet Chship
3:00pm Saturday November
Pride Park Stadium
Martyn Waghorn came from the bench to score the goal that secured a 1-0 victory for Derby over Preston.
Waghorn redirected the ball in from close range in the first half and Derby could have had more goals from a strangely subdued.
Declan Rudd kept them at the game with saves from Tom and Waghorn Lawrence using Prestons Tom Barkhuizen hitting at the top of the bar in the second half.
After enduring a severe knee injury that was third in place of injured central defender Matt Clarke craig Forsyth returned to the Derby side annually.
Phillip Cocus side made a firing narrowly wide from distance.
But Preston had a great shot four minutes Patrick Bauer fired over from 10 metres when his shot was blocked and, even when a free-kick set up Daniel Johnson.
George Evans needed to make a change when Graeme Shinnie seemed to undergo a hamstring injury and replaced derby but the home side went in the space of two minutes.
First Duane Holmes rattled the bar with a volley before Lawrence broke away in the 19th minute and then struck a low drive which Rudd turned behind.
Jayden Stockley fired wide but Derby broke through when Darnell Fisher who had been booked brought down just outside the box Mason Bennett.
Bennett siphoned off at the 28th minute and his substitute Waghorn had an excellent chance three minutes later when Holmes set him.
But Waghorn was at the right place in the 33rd minute when a corner was headed on and he chested it beyond Rudd.
Preston might have no complaints since they had been second best when a free-kick fell but the people couldnt take advantage however Derby had a scare in stoppage time.
Derby had another opportunity in the 54th minute when Krystian Bieliks pass place in but his shot was saved, Waghorn.
Preston was the ball in the net three minutes later but the flag was up for offside and Jayden Bogle was close to adding a second with a shot which went just wide in the 64th minute.
However, if a free-kick fell to Barkhuizen who grazed the bar with a 15-yard 27, Derby dropped deeper and had a scare.
Preston dominated possession but could not fashion a very clear chance as Derby held on for a fifth Pride Park victory.
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