Saturday 26 December 2015, 3:00pm at iPro Stadium, Derby
Derby County
2
o.g. Hyndman 52'; Butterfield 84'
Fulham FC
Fulham
0

52' Own-goal

Emerson Hyndman

84' Goal

Jacob Butterfield
Assist by Chris Martin

38' Yellow Card

Richard Keogh Card was given for a foul

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Andreas Weimann
Off:Johnny Russell

83' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jeff Hendrick
Off:George Thorne

87' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Darren Bent
Off:Chris Martin

22' Yellow Card

Richard Stearman Card was given for a foul

63' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Matt Smith
Off:Jamie O'Hara

71' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tom Cairney
Off:Emerson Hyndman

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lasse Vigen Christensen
Off:Alexander Kacaniklic

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An own-goal by Emerson Hyndman and a late Jacob Butterfield strike saw Fulham go down to a 2-0 defeat at title-chasing Derby County on Boxing Day.

An own-goal by Emerson Hyndman and a late Jacob Butterfield strike saw Fulham go down to a 2-0 defeat at title-chasing Derby County on Boxing Day.

After a goalless first half in which Tom Ince missed the best chance, the Rams went in front just after the restart when Johnny Russell got to the byline and saw his cross hit a combination of Tim Ream and  Hyndman and deflect past Andrew Lonergan.

Fulham had chances to level; Ross McCormack went close with a fierce drive, Ryan Fredericks hit the side-netting, Luke Garbutt forced Lee Grant into a good save and substitute Matt Smith headed a Ross McCormack cross narrowly over.

But Derby made sure of the victory that took them top of the table when Butterfield exchanged passes with Bradley Johnson and slipped a shot beyond Lonergan.

Senior Coach Stuart Gray made two changes to the side that drew at Bolton Wanderers last time out as Fredericks and Jamie O’Hara came in for Jazz Richards and Scott Parker.

Buoyed by a vocal home support, Derby started brightly. Ince whipped in a corner in the second minute but brave defending by Dan Burn denied a combination of Johnson and Jason Shackell. At the other end, McCormack found Alexander Kačaniklić in space. His first touch let him down slightly but he eventually got a shot away, forcing Grant into a low save.

Derby continued to enjoy the majority of possession, without really threatening. Chris Martin nearly got onto a throughball from Butterfield in the 18th minute, before Richard Stearman went into the book for blocking the run of Johnson. Hopeful appeals for a Rams penalty for a Burn challenge on George Thorne then fell on deaf ears.

Fredericks made an important tackle as Ince shaped to shoot in the 24th minute, while Kačaniklić let fly from distance on 28 and forced Grant to punch his effort behind. The Swede tried from similar range after being found from the resulting corner but this time fired high and wide.

Richard Keogh picked up a yellow card in the 37th minute for going into the back of Moussa Dembélé, before the in-form Ince missed a fine chance to open the scoring. he tried to play a one-two and saw the ball ricocheted off McCormack and fall into his path. With just Lonergan to beat, Ince lifted it over the keeper but saw his shot clear the bar.

Two minutes before the break, Fredericks did well to chase down a loose ball and get in a cross from the byline, with Grant only able to parry it away.

There were no changes by either team at half-time and the first meaningful action after the restart saw the Rams go in front in fortuitous circumstances. Russell picked up the ball on the edge of the box and jinked his way to the byline with his low, hopeful cross hitting Ream and Hyndman and beating Lonergan. Hyndman was credited with the own goal.

Russell raced into space down the left soon after but with two teammates in support, his pull-back evaded both of them. McCormack had a go from 25 yards soon after and his speculative effort wasn’t far away from the far corner of Grant’s goal. A similar shot by Butterfield 60 seconds later was off target.

The game was opening up now; a strong run by Dembélé was ended by a good tackle from Keogh. Before the corner could be taken, Smith replaced O’Hara in Fulham’s first change in a change that saw McCormack drop into a deeper role.

A snap-shot by Dembélé from 20 yards was straight at Grant in the 66th minute, before Burn blocked an effort by Martin soon after.

With 20 minutes left, Tom Cairney entered the fray for Hyndman, and Fredericks rippled the side-netting on 75 with a low drive from just outside the area.

Fulham’s final substitution saw Kačaniklić trot off for Lasse Vigen Christensen.

Garbutt stung the hands of Grant in the 77th minute with a fierce angled drive from McCormack’s pass. Smith then sent a header inches over from six yards after meeting a right-footed McCormack cross from the left. The big man was under pressure from a Derby defender but his reaction afterwards showed what a good chance it was.

Fulham were taking the game to Derby; Christensen slipped at a vital moment as he went to pull the trigger from 20 yards. But the Rams made sure of the points in the 83rd minute, Butterfield playing a one-two with Johnson on the edge of the box, progressing into the area and poking the ball beyond Lonergan.

The visitors tried to get back into it and Garbutt sliced wide with his weaker foot from 18 yards. Rams substitute and former Fulham loanee Darren Bent rattled the bar in the dying seconds of injury time before the final whistle blew.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 26 December 2015
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: iPro Stadium, Derby
Attendance: 32,134

Referee: Scott Duncan

Derby County

Line-up: Grant; Christie, Keogh, Shackell, Warnock; Butterfield, Thorne (Hendrick 83'), Johnson; Ince, Martin (Bent 87'), Russell (Weimann 80')

Unused substitutes: Mitchell, Baird, Pearce, Shotton

Manager: Paul Clement

Fulham

Line-up: Lonergan; Fredericks, Stearman, Burn, Ream; Kacaniklic (Christensen 78'), O'Hara (Matt Smith 63'), Hyndman (Cairney 71'), Garbutt; McCormack, Dembele

Unused substitutes: Lewis, Hutchinson, Pringle, Woodrow

Manager: Stuart Gray

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Derby County 23 47
2 Middlesbrough 22 46
3 Hull City 23 44
4 Brighton and Hove Albion 23 44
5 Burnley 23 38
6 Ipswich Town 23 37
7 Sheffield Wednesday 23 36
8 Cardiff City 23 33
9 Brentford 23 33
10 Birmingham City 23 33
11 Reading 22 30
12 Queens Park Rangers 23 29
13 Leeds United 22 29
14 Blackburn Rovers 22 28
15 Nottingham Forest 22 28
16 Preston North End 23 25
17 Wolverhampton Wanderers 22 25
18 Fulham 23 24
19 Huddersfield Town 23 24
20 Milton Keynes Dons 23 22
21 Rotherham United 23 21
22 Bristol City 23 21
23 Charlton Athletic 23 19
24 Bolton Wanderers 23 14
Goals
2
0
Total Shots
19
11
Shots On Target
1
4
Passing Accuracy
76%
69%
Fouls
8
7
Corners
4
4
Offsides
4
1
Bookings
1
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Derby County (4-3-3)
  • 1Lee Grant
  • 2Cyrus Christie
  • 6Richard Keogh
  • 14Jason Shackell
  • 37Stephen Warnock
  • 18Jacob Butterfield
  • 34George Thorne
  • 15Bradley Johnson
  • 23Tom Ince
  • 9Chris Martin
  • 11Johnny Russell
Substitutes
  • 35Jonathan Mitchell
  • 12Chris Baird
  • 16Alex Pearce
  • 32Ryan Shotton
  • 8Jeff Hendrick
  • 10Darren Bent
  • 24Andreas Weimann
Manager
  • Paul Clement
Fulham (4-4-2)
  • 24Andy Lonergan
  • 7Ryan Fredericks
  • 5Richard Stearman
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 11Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 23Jamie O'Hara
  • 28Emerson Hyndman
  • 3Luke Garbutt
  • 44Ross McCormack
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Substitutes
  • 12Joe Lewis
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 18Ben Pringle
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 9Matt Smith
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
Manager
  • Stuart Gray
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Derby County 2, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Derby County 2, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+5' Attempt blocked. Darren Bent (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 90'+5' Attempt blocked. Darren Bent (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Ince.
  • 90'+3' Offside, Derby County. Tom Ince tries a through ball, but Andreas Weimann is caught offside.
  • 90'+1' Attempt missed. Bradley Johnson (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield.
  • 89' Attempt missed. Luke Garbutt (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Moussa Dembele.
  • 87' Substitution, Derby County. Darren Bent replaces Chris Martin.
  • 87' Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Derby County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cyrus Christie with a cross.
  • 86' Attempt blocked. Jacob Butterfield (Derby County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
  • 84' Goal! Derby County 2, Fulham 0. Jacob Butterfield (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Martin.
  • 83' Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).
  • 83' Richard Stearman (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 83' Substitution, Derby County. Jeff Hendrick replaces George Thorne.
  • 80' Substitution, Derby County. Andreas Weimann replaces Johnny Russell.
  • 79' Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.
  • 78' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lee Grant.
  • 78' Attempt saved. Luke Garbutt (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 78' Substitution, Fulham. Lasse Vigen Christensen replaces Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • 77' Attempt blocked. Cyrus Christie (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Ince.
  • 75' Attempt missed. Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 71' Substitution, Fulham. Tom Cairney replaces Emerson Hyndman.
  • 69' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 68' Attempt blocked. Cyrus Christie (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Ince.
  • 67' Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bradley Johnson with a through ball.
  • 67' Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 67' Foul by Richard Stearman (Fulham).
  • 67' Attempt saved. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Smith.
  • 64' Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 64' Foul by Emerson Hyndman (Fulham).
  • 63' Substitution, Fulham. Matt Smith replaces Jamie O'Hara.
  • 62' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Richard Keogh.
  • 60' Offside, Derby County. Richard Keogh tries a through ball, but Tom Ince is caught offside.
  • 59' George Thorne (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 59' Foul by Ross McCormack (Fulham).
  • 59' Offside, Derby County. George Thorne tries a through ball, but Johnny Russell is caught offside.
  • 57' Attempt missed. Jacob Butterfield (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Tom Ince.
  • 56' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Emerson Hyndman.
  • 54' Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).
  • 54' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 52' Own Goal by Emerson Hyndman, Fulham. Derby County 1, Fulham 0.
  • 52' Attempt blocked. Bradley Johnson (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield.
  • 48' Foul by Johnny Russell (Derby County).
  • 48' Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 46' Attempt blocked. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • Second Half begins Derby County 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Derby County 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45' Offside, Derby County. Jason Shackell tries a through ball, but Cyrus Christie is caught offside.
  • 42' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Richard Keogh.
  • 42' Attempt blocked. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • 42' Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 42' Foul by Ross McCormack (Fulham).
  • 41' Attempt missed. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
  • 38' Offside, Fulham. Emerson Hyndman tries a through ball, but Dan Burn is caught offside.
  • 38' Richard Keogh (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 38' Foul by Richard Keogh (Derby County).
  • 38' Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 35' Foul by George Thorne (Derby County).
  • 35' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 33' Attempt missed. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Chris Martin.
  • 31' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Derby County).
  • 31' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 31' Attempt blocked. Bradley Johnson (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Ince.
  • 27' Attempt missed. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara following a corner.
  • 27' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lee Grant.
  • 27' Attempt saved. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Dan Burn.
  • 25' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 24' Attempt missed. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
  • 22' Attempt missed. Johnny Russell (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
  • 22' Richard Stearman (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 21' Bradley Johnson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 21' Foul by Richard Stearman (Fulham).
  • 21' Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).
  • 21' Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 13' Attempt missed. Jason Shackell (Derby County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cyrus Christie with a cross.
  • 13' Jacob Butterfield (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 13' Foul by Dan Burn (Fulham).
  • 11' Attempt missed. George Thorne (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Tom Ince.
  • 5' Attempt saved. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a through ball.
  • 4' Foul by Johnny Russell (Derby County).
  • 4' Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 3' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 3' Delay in match Bradley Johnson (Derby County) because of an injury.
  • 2' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Dan Burn.
  • 2' Attempt blocked. Bradley Johnson (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Ince with a cross.
  • 2' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 1' Stephen Warnock (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 1' Foul by Emerson Hyndman (Fulham).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.