1/09/2018 3:00 pm
Referee: John Brooks
|Hull City||Derby County|
|Kane (52)||Waghorn (pen 22), Jozefzoon (87)|
Derby County Have made it three back to back wins in the league after a pulsating 2-1 win at the KCOM stadium.
The Rams Sporting their 3rd kit as on Tuesday evening, looked to start where they had finished on and continue on from the 4-0 Carabao Cup victory but Hull had a different team and ideas, starting the game at pace and causing the Rams defence some anxious moments.
Five changes for the Rams in this game from the Carabao Cup victory but Martyn Waghorn made the starting line-up and was asking questions in the 17th Minute when he looked for a penalty for a challenge in the box. The referee was having non of it despite vigorous protestations from Waghorn.
Derby continued to press and Nugent chased a ball in the box and was brought down by De-Wijs in the 21st minute. This time the referee did give the spot kick, which was skillfully put away by Waghorn for his second goal against Hull in four days.
Hull to their credit still posed a threat to the Derby but a corner in the 37th minute resulted in a Nugent shot hitting the bar and bouncing back into play. The advancing Keogh was too far under the ricocheting ball to head into the gaping net.
Halftime then and the Rams held a slender 1-0 lead. The second period started and Hull had been given instructions to attack the Rams and the Rams were lucky on several occasions as the Tigers looked for the equaliser. Derby looked to hit Hull on the break and a swift move in the 49th minute resulted in Nugent firing just over the bar.
Had the Rams taken their last chance on goal it may have settled the nerves and the rather uncertain looking defence. A swift counter by Hull saw a pin-point through ball was taken by Kane in his stride, outstripping Andre Wisdom for pace and slotting the ball past Carson. 1-1 after 52 minutes.
Derby were now in danger of losing this game as Hull continued to have and squander good chances in front of goal. Changes in personnel on both sides were needed and duly came the last change for the Rams was the introduction of Masson Bennett and what a substitution it proved to be. With time running out Bennett produced excellent work on the left wing and a low cross flashed across the six-yard box and was tucked away by Florian Jozefzoon, also his second goal against Hull in four days.
Derby were now defending for their lives with three minutes of normal time and an unbelievable 5 minutes of time added on. The doggedly saw out the time for what has to be said was a fortuitous win which now sees the Rams in 4th place in the Championship.