1-0: Wing (16, curled a brilliant finish from the right of the penalty area inside the far corner after Roberts and Tavernier had linked up);

1-1: Knight (54, his cross to the back post from the right dropped straight in off the far post)

2-1: McNair pen (66, fired inside the keeper’s right hand post despite Hamer diving the right way)

2-2: Holmes (90, watched McNair’s headed clearance before volleying sweetly inside Pears’ left hand post)

Referee: Tim Robinson (Sutton-in-Ashfield) – officiated things well and kept the game flowing as much as he could. 7

Bookings: Clarke (39, foul); Waghorn (44, foul)

Sending-off: None

Attendance: 19,706

Entertainment: ***

Boro Derby

Shots on 5 3

Shots off 10 4

Corners 5 2

Offsides 3 2

Fouls 11 13


6 Pears: Unlucky to see Knight’s delivery beat him after the restart before the stunning leveller;

6 Howson: Another strong and convincing display from the makeshift defender who looks set for a long run at the back

7 McNair: Was excellent defensively and struck his penalty perfectly to put Boro back in front

6 Fry: Looked comfortable alongside McNair and linked well with Coulson too;

7 Spence: Is a breath of fresh air down that right-hand side and loves to join in attacks

7 Wing: Took his goal brilliantly and could easily have added to his tally after that too

6 Saville: Put the work in both directions without ever feeling like he was at the top of his game

7 Coulson: Provided that extra option down the left whenever he could and that created problems for Derby;

7 Tavernier: Knitted things together from start to finish and did his best to open things up

8 ROBERTS: The fans are already singing his name and unsurprisingly after his run won the penalty;

6 Fletcher: Led the line well once again, it was just a shame he couldn’t add to his scoring tally this time.


Nmecha (for Roberts 80)

Gestede (for Fletcher 90)

(not used): Mejias (gk), Clayton, Johnson, Wood, Liddle.

DERBY COUNTY County (4-4-1-1): Hamer 6; Bogle 5, Davies 6, Clarke 4, Lowe 5; HOLMES 8, Bird 6, Rooney 6, Knight 7 (Martin 83); Lawrence 5 (Whittaker 86); Waghorn 6. Subs (not used): Wisdom, Forsyth, Roos (gk), Huddlestone, Malone.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Patrick Roberts – if this is his quality after a couple of starts, Boro fans are in for a treat when he is in full flow.