Shin­nie snatches a vi­tal vic­tory for Derby

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - SPORT -

For­mer Aberdeen cap­tain Graeme Shin­nie slammed home a stop­page-time win­ner as Derby se­cured their third suc­ces­sive English Cham­pi­onship vic­tory at Pride Park against an un­for­tu­nate Wi­gan side.

Fol­low­ing a dire 3-0 de­feat at Charl­ton on Satur­day, Rams man­ager Phillip Cocu had de­manded a re­ac­tion from his play­ers but for the ma­jor­ity of the game that failed to ma­te­ri­alise as Derby looked a side bereft of ideas and con­fi­dence against a team with an abysmal away record.

But in the sec­ond minute of time added on, Shin­nie popped up to drive home an un­stop­pable 15-yard shot, his first goal for eight months.

“Popped up to drive home an un­stop­pable 15-yard shot”

The crush­ing re­sult means Wi­gan’s woe­ful away run con­tin­ues with just two league wins from 30 away matches since pro­mo­tion from League One 17 months ago.

An­other for­mer Don, striker Josh Ma­gen­nis, scored and was sent off as Hull con­demned Not­ting­ham For­est to con­sec­u­tive Cham­pi­onship de­feats with a 2-1 win at the City Ground.

Else­where, Alek­san­dar Mitro­vic’s fan­tas­tic form in front of goal con­tin­ued as the for­ward bagged a hat-trick in Ful­ham’s 3-2 win at home to Lu­ton while Mid­dles­brough man­ager Jonathan Woodgate saw the pres­sure in­ten­sify after a frus­trat­ing goal­less draw at Hud­der­s­field ex­tended his side’s win­less run to six matches.

In an Ash­ton Gate thriller, Josh Brown­hill scored a stop­page-time win­ner as 10-man Bris­tol City came from be­hind to beat Charl­ton 2-1.

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