Derby vs Preston
Sky Bet Chboat
3:00pm Saturday 23rd November
Pride Park Stadium
Martyn Waghorn came off the bench to score the goal which secured a victory for Derby over Preston.
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 made.
Declan Rudd kept them in the game with saves from Waghorn and Tom Lawrence with Prestons Tom Barkhuizen hitting on at the top of the bar in the second half.
After suffering a knee injury that was third in place of injured central defender Matt Clarke craig Forsyth returned into the Derby side.
Phillip Cocus negative made a firing from space.
But Preston had a fantastic shot four minutes when Daniel Johnson was setup by a free-kick as well as Patrick Bauer fired from 10 yards when his shot was blocked.
George Evans had to make a change when Graeme Shinnie seemed to suffer a hamstring injury and replaced derby however the home side went in the space of 2 minutes.
First Duane Holmes rattled the bar having a volley hit a low drive that Rudd turned behind and broke from the 19th minute.
Jayden Stockley fired wide but Derby nearly broke through when Darnell Fisher who was booked brought down just outside the box Mason Bennett.
Bennett siphoned off at the 28th minute and his replacement Waghorn had a opportunity three minutes later when Holmes placed him his shot turned .
But Waghorn was in the right place in the 33rd minute when a corner was headed on and that he chested it from six yards beyond Rudd.
Derby had a scare in stoppage time when a free-kick fell however, the people couldnt reap the benefits although preston could have no complaints because they had been second.
Derby had another opportunity at the 54th minute when the pass of Krystian Bielik set in but his shot was easily 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 wide in the 64th minute.
But if a free-kick fell to Barkhuizen who grazed the bar with a 27, Derby dropped deeper and had a scare.
Preston dominated possession but couldnt fashion a chance as Derby held for a fifth Pride Park success.