Date: 18th September 2018 at 10:21pm
Written by:
Derby County
0 – 0
Blackburn Rovers

Pride Park Stadium

18/09/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 23580

Referee: Darren England

Derby County Blackburn Rovers
0 0
Carson Raya
Forsyth Nyambe
Tomori Lenihan
 
Keogh williams
 
Bogle
 
Bell
Mount Smallwood
Johnson Evans
Huddlestone Conway
Bennett Armstrong
Nugent Dack
Jozefzoon Palmer
 

Substitutes

Roos Rothwell
Holmes Leutwiler
Ledley Conway
Malone Reed
Marriott Downing
Wisdom E Bennett
Waghorn
 
Brereton

Game Statistics

22 Goal attempts 6
3 On Target 2
3 Corners 1
17 Fouls 13
2 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
64 % 36

Derby County v Blackburn Rovers,

Well, the Rams put in plenty of effort tonight against Blackburn but the finishing touch just wasn’t there in a game where Mason Mount hit the bar from a well taken free kick and Derby had 22 goal attempts to Blackburn’s 6.

Unfortunately for the Rams only 3 of those 22 attempts were on target and it became increasingly obvious that all the pressure wasn’t going to breach the Blackburn rear guard, who it has to be said were defending as though their life depended on it.

A first half of total Rams domination saw some penetrating runs from Jayden Bogle, the young academy product was doing a superb job both in attack and doing his defensive duties. Masson Bennett also stepping up to the mark as an able replacement for Tom Lawrence.

The Rams had speeded up play following their defeat at the weekend but time after time they were denied by Blackburn’s solid defence.

Blackburn made changes and started the second period on the attack and could, or possibly should have opened the scoring as Dack was through on goal but the Rams defence was just quick enough to close his window of opportunity.

A draw may have been the right result at the end of the game but with all the firepower up front, Frank Lampard has to find the right blend and tactics to turn all the effort into match-winning goals. A goalless draw is the fifth point lost to the newly promoted club in the Championship this season.

Derby now moves on and must improve if they are to take all three points off Brentford at the weekend, again the game is at Pride Park, 3.00pm kick-off.