Pride Park Stadium
18/09/2018 7:45 pm
Referee: Darren England
|Derby County||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.