Shinnie snatches a vital victory for Derby
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.