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Jack Marriott left speechless after sending Derby through to playoff final

Jack Marriott had one of the best moments of his life as his brace in Derby’s rousing Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final win at Leeds propelled them closer to the Premier League. The Rams forward stepped off the bench just before half-time and scored with his first touch 33 seconds later to cancel out Stuart Dallas‘ opener. Marriott’s intervention sparked Derby’s thrilling fightback. Trailing 1-0 after the home leg and 2-1 on aggregate at half-time, quickfire goals from Mason Mount and Harry Wilson put them 3-2 ahead. No words. 😝#Wembley pic.twitter.com/fjCVs4b9xN — Jack Marriott (@jackmarriott94) May 15, 2019 A second goal from Dallas levelled it up at 3-3 on aggregate, but Marriott skipped in for his decisive second to clinch the tie in front of a partisan E...

In Pictures: Lampard and Terry throughout the years

The former Chelsea and England teammates will go head-to-head in the dugout at Wembley. Former Chelsea team-mates Frank Lampard and John Terry are set to be in opposite dugouts when Derby tackle Aston Villa in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look back at some memorable images from moments shared between the England duo, for both club and country. The pair have remained close friends since finishing their playing careers (JM Enternational/PA) Defender Terry (left) and midfielder Lampard would become the bedrock of the Chelsea team (Tom Hevezi/PA) Lampard and Terry also formed a close bond during their time with England, part of the so-called ‘Golden Generation’ (Gareth Copley/PA) Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho (seco...

Frank Lampard: ‘I had a feeling Jack Marriott would make difference’

Frank Lampard revealed he had a hunch two-goal Jack Marriott would play a starring role in his side’s thrilling Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final win at Leeds. Marriott hauled his side level at 1-1 on the night 33 seconds after stepping off the substitutes’ bench shortly before half-time. Derby then stunned Leeds at a partisan Elland Road with further goals in the second half through Mason Mount and Harry Wilson’s penalty. Frank Lampard has arrived for his post-match press conference… “I had belief in the players and that grew over the past 48 hours, because of the desire that I saw.”#LUFCvDCFC pic.twitter.com/u4510WlcHc — Derby County (@dcfcofficial) May 15, 2019 Leeds responded through Stuart Dallas’s second of the night, which made it 3-3...

Derby County boss Frank Lampard to be next Chelsea manager?

Chelsea reportedly identify Derby County boss Frank Lampard as the man who they want to replace current head coach Maurizio Sarri. Chelsea are reportedly planning to make a summer approach for Derby County manager Frank Lampard. The Blues have finished in third place in the Premier League standings this season, while the West Londoners are also preparing to face Arsenal in the Europa League final. However, the future of Maurizio Sarri remains in doubt, and it has been suggested that the Italian will be sacked regardless of whether he ends the campaign with a trophy. According to Sport Mediaset, Chelsea have already identified club legend Lampard as the man who they wish to appoint as Sarri’s replacement. Lampard has guided Derby to the Championship playoff final, with the Rams settin...

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...

Preview: Leeds United vs. Derby County – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews the Championship playoff semi-final second leg between Leeds United and Derby County, including team news and predicted lineups. Leeds United are in control of their Championship playoff semi-final against Derby County as they take a 1-0 lead into Wednesday’s second leg at Elland Road. Kemar Roofe scored the only goal 55 minutes into the controversial first leg in the East Midlands to leave Leeds’ destiny in their own hands. Leeds © Reuters As witnessed in the Champions League last week, and indeed in the other playoff semi-final between West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa, a one-goal lead is hardly enough to be comfortable. Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa admitted as much after Saturday’s match, pointing out that there are still 90 more minutes to play in...

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...

Frannk Lampard criticises “incredible” decision over penalty

Derby boss Frank Lampard has criticised the “incredible” decision to overturn a penalty for his side during their 1-0 Sky Bet Championship play-off defeat to Leeds. The Rams were given a spot-kick with 12 minutes to go at Pride Park, following a collision between Jayden Bogle and Jack Harrison in the box. But referee Craig Pawson then changed his decision following discussions with assistant Eddie Smart. 78′ Drama at Pride Park. Bogle goes down in the area under a challenge from Harrison. Referee awards a penalty before speaking to his linesman and ruling it out pic.twitter.com/ZorEDqgiWI — Leeds United (@LUFC) May 11, 2019 Leeds led at the time through Kemar Roofe’s 55th-minute strike – a goal that was ultimately enough to see Leeds leave Pride Park with the win. &...

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...

Lampard: ‘We should all take inspiration from Liverpool and Spurs’

Frank Lampard wants his Derby side to take inspiration from Liverpool and Tottenham’s comeback victories ahead of their own key dates in the coming week. County face Leeds in the first leg of their Championship play-off semi-final on Saturday, having twice been well beaten by United in the regular season. Leeds finished three places ahead of the Rams as a result, but Lampard can see reason for optimism. When asked whether his side could draw encouragement from the week’s Champions League matches, the ex-England midfielder said: “Everybody in football should take inspiration from what Liverpool and Tottenham have done in the last two days. “I think we all would have watched those games and I think it’s a beautiful thing when you see not just talent, but charact...

Preview: Derby County vs. Leeds United – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews the Championship playoff semi-final first leg between Derby and Leeds, including predictions, team news and head-to-head records. Derby County and Leeds United face off at Pride Park on Saturday evening in the first leg of their Championship playoff semi-final. The Rams finished nine points worse off than their opponents at the end of the regular season, yet they are the side in better form heading into this showdown in the East Midlands. Derby © Reuters Whereas Leeds have had a couple of weeks to gear themselves up for the playoffs, giving Marcelo Bielsa the luxury of being able to rotate his side slightly, Derby did not nail down sixth place until the final day of the campaign. A 1-1 draw with Swansea City in their penultimate game left the door open for Middlesbroug...

Frank Lampard: ‘Derby are the underdogs in playoffs’

Frank Lampard warned against reading too much into Leeds’ recent form after Derby booked a play-off semi-final tie against Marcelo Bielsa’s out-of-sorts side. The Rams’ 3-1 win over West Brom at Pride Park secured sixth place and a two-legged play-off against the Whites, who were beaten 3-2 by an Ipswich side who were already relegated and played the last 10 minutes with 10 men. “We’ll be underdogs because we came sixth,” Lampard said. “There’s a reason we’ve finished points behind Leeds, Villa and West Brom. Bosh!Play offs… Let’s have it! 🐏⚽️ pic.twitter.com/3tFzuh5a4j — Bizzle (@Masonbennett20) May 5, 2019 “The run-in has been good for us, so let’s go into it with no fear and try and upset a few people. “...

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