Jack Marriott

Result: Aston Villa hold off Derby County to seal Premier League return

Aston Villa earn a Premier League return after three seasons away thanks to a 2-1 win over Midlands rivals Derby County at Wembley Stadium. Aston Villa have defeated Derby County 2-1 in the Championship playoff final to seal their return to the Premier League following a three-year absence. The Villans were beaten 1-0 by Fulham in this showpiece fixture 12 months ago, but they came out on top this afternoon to break the hearts of their Midlands rivals. Anwar El Ghazi and John McGinn scored either side of half time, with the latter given a huge helping hand by County keeper Kelle Roos, and Villa saw the job through despite substitute Jack Marriott‘s goal in the final 10 minutes. Derby bombarded their opponents’ goal but there was to be no way through, meaning the return of Premi...

Preview: Aston Villa vs. Derby County – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Monday’s Championship playoff final clash between Aston Villa and Derby County, including team news and predicted lineups. Midlands rivals Aston Villa and Derby County meet at Wembley Stadium on Monday afternoon in the Championship playoff final. Billed the ‘richest game in football’, one of these sides will end the bank holiday weekend as a Premier League club as the English domestic season comes to a close. Aston Villa © Reuters Villa supporters do not need telling about the gut-wrenching feeling of narrowly missing out on a place in the top tier, having tasted defeat to Fulham in last season’s playoff final. Tom Cairney broke the Villans’ hearts 12 months ago and the dream looked to be over for another year following an underwhelming fi...

Marcelo Bielsa refuses to discuss Leeds future after playoff heartbreak

Marcelo Bielsa is ready to consider an offer to extend his stay at Leeds, but gave no guarantees over his future after his side’s play-off heartbreak. Leeds, top of the table with nine games of the regular season left, missed out on a top-two finish and blew a second chance of promotion by losing 4-3 on aggregate to Derby in their Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final. Bielsa and Leeds have in place a three-year agreement, which gives the club the option of extending his contract at the end of each season for another 12 months. Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa is dejected after defeat to Derby (Nick Potts/PA). The agreement allows for Bielsa to leave, should he choose, at the end of each year, with clauses in place to protect Leeds if he took charge at another club. Had Leeds gone on ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Result: Own goals spoil Frank Lampard’s return as Chelsea progress

Chelsea ride their luck en route to the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup courtesy of a 3-2 victory over Frank Lampard’s Derby County, helped by two own goals. Frank Lampard‘s first return to Stamford Bridge as a manager has ended in defeat as Chelsea ran out 3-2 winners over his Derby County side in the fourth round of the EFL Cup this evening. The Premier League title hopefuls needed to ride their luck against their Championship opponents, though, as they benefitted from two own goals during a remarkable first half and then saw a late David Nugent shot hit the inside of the post. Derby held their own for long spells and quickly hit back on the first two occasions that they fell behind, with goals from Jack Marriott and Martyn Waghorn cancelling out own goals from Fikayo Tomori an...

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

Sports Mole looks ahead to Frank Lampard’s Stamford Bridge return as he takes his Derby County side to face Chelsea in the fourth round of the EFL Cup. Frank Lampard will return to Stamford Bridge for the first time as a manager on Wednesday night when his Derby County side take on Chelsea in the EFL Cup fourth round. The Rams are looking to pull off another upset after beating Manchester United in the last round, whereas Chelsea are bidding to continue an impressive unbeaten run under new boss Maurizio Sarri. Chelsea © Reuters The pre-match focus is inevitably going to surround club legend Frank Lampard, but the current crop of Chelsea players are bidding to create their own history under Sarri. It is a very different Chelsea to the one which Lampard left at the end of the 2013-14 s...

Result: Derby County dump Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United out of EFL Cup

Frank Lampard gets one over on his former mentor Jose Mourinho as Derby County stun Manchester United at Old Trafford in the third round of the EFL Cup. Manchester United have been knocked out of the EFL Cup in the third round for the first time since 2008 courtesy of a penalty shootout defeat at the hands of Championship outfit Derby County this evening. Derby boss Frank Lampard got one over on his former mentor Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford on a memorable night for the Rams which will pile more pressure on the increasingly underfire United manager. The hosts took the lead through Juan Mata after only three minutes, but a goal-of-the-season contender from Harry Wilson levelled things up in the second half before United were reduced to 10 men when goalkeeper Sergio Romero handled the ball ...

How Derby County could line up against Manchester United

Sports Mole looks at how Derby County could line up for their EFL Cup trip to Manchester United on Tuesday night. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Monday, September 24, 2018 at 20:31 UK Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2018 at 20:32 UK Derby County take on Manchester United on Tuesday night aiming to pull off a big upset in the EFL Cup third-round tie at Old Trafford. The Rams have made a positive start to the season under new boss Frank Lampard, who won this competition twice during his playing days with Chelsea. Promotion from the Championship takes priority for Lampard, meaning that multiple changes could be made to his starting lineup for this high-profile fixture. Ahead of the midweek clash, Sports Mole looks at how County could line up at the Theatre of Dreams....

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