Derby 2-1 Sheff Utd: Rams upset league leaders

Derby County recorded their first victory in four games by beating Championship leaders Sheffield United at Pride Park on Saturday.

Frank Lampard’s side took the lead after only 19 seconds when Craig Bryson tucked home his first goal of the season following an excellent move from the home side with Sheffield United not touching the ball a single time.

However, the Blades were on top for the remainder of the first half, deservedly equalising through Chris Basham five minutes before the break.

Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp had found himself in a number of goalscoring positions in the opening 45 minutes but his teammates were unable to pick him out through a combination of poor crosses and decision making.

The Rams were a different side in the second half and retook the lead on 77 minutes through summer signing Jack Marriott, who now has two goals in two starts since joining from Peterborough United, having scored in the 1-1 draw at Queens Park Rangers midweek.

This result moves Derby up to fifth and four points behind new leaders Middlesbrough, with Sheffield United below the Teeside club on goal difference.