Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Gary Lineker jokingly sends Frank Lampard a message as Derby get hammered

Scott Malone in action for Huddersfield Scott Malone has made more than 250 league appearances during his career
Cary Erickson | 12 August, 2018, 02:40

Lampard had celebrated Derby's dramatic last-minute victor at Reading on his debut, but this was a chastening experience for the former England midfielder.

Lampard's first home game in charge of the Rams was a sobering one as his team were outplayed by the team managed by Marcelo Bielsa.

With the signing complete, Malone could be in line to make his debut for the Rams when they host Leeds United on Saturday evening and after a late winning goal in their opening game against Reading, Lampard will be hoping his side can carry their winning momentum into their second game.

"I have spoken before about it being important to have options across all areas and Scott provides another one for us, but I think it's also important to mention that Max Lowe has been fantastic in the games so far", Lampard added.

Derby improved straight after the break as Harry Wilson fed Mason Mount, but he dragged his shot just wide of the post and just beyond Martyn Waghorn's despairing dive to reach the ball. They outnumbered us in too many areas and that can't happen. Lawrence smashed the free kick over the wall and through the grasp of Peacock-Farrell, who appeared to have the shot covered.

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Matheusz Klich opened the scoring for Leeds and despite Tom Lawrence equalising, a Kemar Roofe double and Ezgjan Aliosi's header sent Lampard tumbling to defeat. We went into the game under no illusions and knew it would be hard for us.

Dishing out a 4-1 win tonight, Leeds were relentless.

Roofe slammed the ball high past Carson to register his second of the game. The 25-year-old striker still had a lot of work to do when he received the ball from Klich in a crowded area. A deft touch and neat turn created the space he needed to fire a left shot past the helpless Derby keeper.

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Barry Douglas fed Alioski on the left flank and the Macedonian winger produced a ideal cross that was met by a towering Roofe to send the ball back where it came from into the far corner of the net.