Duane Holmes

Result: Derby County stun Leeds United to reach Championship playoff final

Derby County beat Leeds United 4-2 at Elland Road and 4-3 on aggregate to set up a Championship playoff final clash with Midlands rivals Aston Villa. Derby County have booked a place in the Championship playoff final with a remarkable 4-2 victory over Leeds United at Elland Road, recovering from a two-goal aggregate deficit to progress through 4-3 on aggregate. The Rams, trailing 1-0 from Saturday’s first leg, found themselves with a mountain to climb when Stuart Dallas found a way through 24 minutes in. County boss Frank Lampard brought on Jack Marriott towards the end of the first half, though, and that proved an inspired change as the striker kickstarted his side’s comeback following a big error at the back from Kiko Casilla and Liam Cooper. Mason Mount levelled up the tie l...

Derby boss Frank Lampard: “We’ve still got a chance”

The Rams have lost all three matches against their rivals this season. Frank Lampard insists Derby must not lose belief as they prepare for what he has called their “biggest test” of the season. The Rams travel to Elland Road on Wednesday night looking to overturn a one-goal deficit in their Championship play-off semi-final tie. To keep alive their hopes of promotion, Lampard’s side must do what they have failed to do on three previous attempts so far this campaign – beat Leeds. Marcelo Bielsa’s side did the league double over Derby – winning 4-1 and 2-0 during the regular season – before a 1-0 success in the first leg on Saturday. Lampard said: “If we work hard and play as we have done over these past weeks, we’ve still got a chance. “We just have...

Result: Kemar Roofe strikes as Leeds United secure first-leg advantage

Kemar Roofe scores the only goal of the match as Leeds United record a 1-0 win over Derby County in the first leg of their Championship playoff semi-final at Pride Park. Kemar Roofe scored the only goal of the match as Leeds United recorded a 1-0 win over Derby County in the first leg of their Championship playoff semi-final at Pride Park. Both teams had chances during an open and entertaining affair, but Roofe’s 55th-minute strike was the difference as Leeds secured an advantage ahead of the second leg at Elland Road on Wednesday night. There was a hugely controversial moment in the latter stages, though, when Derby were awarded a penalty before the decision was overturned by referee Craig Pawson‘s assistant. © Reuters The first real chance of the match fell to Derby in the ei...

Preview: Derby County vs. West Bromwich Albion – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews the Championship clash between promotion chasers Derby and West Brom, including predictions, team news and head-to-head records. There is plenty to play for at Pride Park on the final day of the Championship season as promotion chasers Derby County and West Bromwich Albion face off. West Brom are already assured of a playoff spot and are now jostling for position with Leeds United in third, while Derby occupy sixth place and are being chased down by two other sides. Derby © Reuters Derby had the chance to effectively kill off the playoff battle when playing their game in hand against Swansea City in midweek, only to play out a 1-1 draw in South Wales. Richard Keogh opened the scoring for the Rams a quarter of the way into the match, before Wayne Routledge popped up 66 ...

Keith Curle praises players after racist abuse

Northampton manager Keith Curle has praised his players for the way they reacted to an incident of alleged racist abuse prior to Saturday’s draw at Notts County. The Cobblers said a number of their players were victims of racial abuse when they were confronted during their walk to the stadium from the team hotel. In a video posted on YouTube by the club, Curle said: “First and foremost, I think the players conducted themselves in the right manner. YOUTUBE: Keith Curle discusses the racist abuse aimed at members of his squad in the build-up to last Saturday’s game https://t.co/J7CQJ2by8E — Northampton Town (@ntfc) April 9, 2019 “They were shocked to be confronted as a team, for somebody to come up and say what he said. I think there was a knock-on effect of disbelief. “I’ve got to say...

Two Championship clubs investigating racist incidents

Two Championships clubs are investigating incidents of alleged racist abuse of players following Saturday’s fixtures. Brentford said they ‘utterly condemn discrimination’ after a season-ticket holder was arrested following an allegation of abuse by Derby midfielder Duane Holmes, while Wigan have reported a sickening message sent to wing-back Nathan Byrne on social media to the police. Holmes, 24, was substituted in the 74th minute of the meeting with Derby, with the incident occurring nine minutes after the Bees’ third equaliser in the 3-3 draw at Griffin Park. A statement on the Brentford website read: “Brentford Football Club can confirm that a season-ticket holder was arrested following today’s game against Derby County. Club Statement on arrest at Gr...

Derby County complete Duane Holmes signing

Derby County complete the signing of midfielder Duane Holmes from Scunthorpe United on a three-year deal. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 18:13 UK Last Updated: Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 18:25 UK Derby County have completed the signing of midfielder Duane Holmes from Scunthorpe United on a three-year deal. The 23-year-old joins the Rams for an undisclosed fee, putting pen to paper on a contract that will keep him at Pride Park until 2021. The United States-born midfielder becomes new Derby manager Frank Lampard‘s ninth signing of the summer, following in the footsteps of Mason Mount, Harry Wilson, Florian Jozefzoon, George Evans, Jack Marriott, Fikayo Tomori, Martyn Waghorn and Scott Malone. “I’m pleased that we’ve been able ...

Skip to toolbar