Mar­riott fin­ishes off fine Rams’ come­back

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

DERBY COUNTY boosted their pro­mo­tion cre­den­tials un­der man­ager Frank Lam­pard af­ter com­ing from be­hind to beat Birm­ing­ham City 3-1 at Pride Park.

Lukas Jutkiewicz gave Garry Monk’s team an early lead, with the hosts show­ing signs of still suf­fer­ing from their mid­week Carabao Cup ex­er­tions at Chelsea,

But, shortly af­ter the break, the Rams seemed re­ju­ve­nated, with Ma­son Ben­nett’s equaliser be­ing quickly fol­lowed Harry Wil­son’s de­flected free-kick to put them 2-1 ahead.

Jack Mar­riott then took ad­van­tage of a neat Craig Forsyth through-ball to round off the scor­ing by fir­ing through the legs of for­mer Derby goal­keeper Lee Camp from a tight an­gle.

West Brom lost ground with a shock 1-0 de­feat at Hull, Fraizer Camp­bell with a de­served win­ner shortly be­fore half-time af­ter Jack­son Irvine’s header re­bounded off the bar.

Bot­tom club Ip­swich Town were held by Pre­ston North End af­ter a dra­matic cameo by sub­sti­tute Paul Gal­lagher.

Fred­die Sears’s penalty just be­fore the in­ter­val put Ip­swich ahead but Gal­lagher equalised with a free-kick just two min­utes af­ter com­ing on.

North End im­me­di­ately lost goal­keeper Chris Maxwell to a red card, though, forc­ing Gal­lagher to take the gloves for the re­main­ing quar­ter-hour plus eight added min­utes as Pre­ston had made all three of their sub­sti­tu­tions.

Read­ing earned an over­due win by beat­ing Bris­tol City 3-2.

Yakou Meite’s opener was can­celled out by Mar­lon Pack and though Liam Kelly’s long-range strike restored Read­ing’s lead, Josh Brown­hill headed City level.

Le­an­dro Ba­cuna grabbed a sec­ond-half win­ner af­ter link­ing up well with Garath McCleary on the right wing.

Bradley Dack’s late penalty earned Black­burn a 1-0 win over QPR while Brent­ford beat Mill­wall 2-0.

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