Derby 1-0 Preston: Martyn Waghorn hits winner at Pride Park
Derby vs Preston
Sky Bet Chship
3:00pm Saturday 23rd November
Pride Park Stadium
Martyn Waghorn came off the bench to score the goal that secured a success over Preston for Derby.
Waghorn diverted the ball in from close range in Derby and the first half could have had more goals from a strangely subdued Preston who created small.
Declan Rudd kept them from Tom and Waghorn Lawrence using Prestons Tom Barkhuizen hitting at the top of the bar in the second half.
After enduring a serious knee injury that was third in place of injured central defender Matt Clarke craig Forsyth returned into the Derby side.
Phillip Cocus side made a confident start with Lawrence firing narrowly wide from space.
However, Preston had a fantastic shot four minutes later when a free-kick setup Daniel Johnson and, even when his shot was blocked, Patrick Bauer fired from 10 metres.
Derby had to make a change when Graeme Shinnie seemed to endure a hamstring injury and has been replaced by George Evans however, the home side went close in the space of 2 minutes.
First Duane Holmes rattled the bar having a volley broke away in the 19th minute and then hit.
Derby almost broke through if Mason Bennett was brought down just outside the box although jayden Stockley fired only wide.
Bennett limped off in the 28th minute when Holmes set him Rudd switched over his shot and his replacement Waghorn had an excellent opportunity three minutes later.
However, when a corner was headed on Waghorn was in the right place at the 33rd minute and he chested it beyond Rudd.
Preston could have no complaints because theyd been second best but Derby had a scare in stoppage time when Kelle Roos dropped a free-kick however, the people could not reap the benefits.
Derby had another chance in the 54th minute when Krystian Bieliks pass put in but his shot was easily saved Waghorn.
Preston had 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 that went wide in the 64th minute.
But Derby were dropping and had a scare if a free-kick fell to Barkhuizen who grazed the bar.
Preston dominated possession but could not fashion a chance that was very clear as Derby held for a fifth Pride Park success.
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