Derby sur­vive a late scare to see off Swans Her­nan­dez on hand to seal late win for Leeds

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Sport - - SOCCER -

HARRY WIL­SON added to his col­lec­tion of spec­tac­u­lar strikes as play-off-chas­ing Derby beat Swansea 2-1 at Pride Park. The Wales in­ter­na­tional put Derby ahead with a stun­ning 25-yard shot be­fore adding his eighth of the sea­son to be­come the club’s top-scorer.

Fikayo To­mori scored an own goal late on but it was not enough to save Swansea from a third de­feat in seven days and fourth in the last five games.

Derby’s in-form striker Jack Mar­riott, who had scored six goals in eight PABLO HER­NAN­DEZ took ad­van­tage of a late er­ror from goal­keeper Dean Hen­der­son as Leeds pro­duced a big state­ment of in­tent with a 1-0 vic­tory at pro­mo­tion ri­vals Sh­effield United.

Both sides had chances to score be­fore Hen­der­son’s costly mis­take re­sulted in Her­nan­dez scor­ing the win­ner in the 82nd minute. Hen­der­son passed straight to Jack Clarke and the sub­sti­tute showed ex­cel­lent com­po­sure to find an un­marked Her­nan­dez in front of an open goal.

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