Tom Lawrence

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: 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...

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 ...

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...

Result: Spain outclass Wales in Cardiff

Spain maintain their 100% start to life under manager Luis Enrique with a convincing 4-1 victory over Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 21:39 UK Last Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 21:54 UK Spain have extended their 100% start to life under manager Luis Enrique courtesy of a dominant 4-1 victory over Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff this evening. The visitors were out of sight within half an hour courtesy of Paco Alcacer goals either side of a Sergio Ramos header, and Marc Bartra added a deserved fourth with just over 15 minutes remaining. There was a late consolation for the home side courtesy of Sam Vokes‘s header in the final minute, but they could have no complaints at the fin...

Result: Wales earn historic win with Republic of Ireland thrashing

Wales earn their first ever competitive win over Republic of Ireland with a 4-1 thrashing in their opening UEFA Nations League contest in Cardiff. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 21:41 UK Last Updated: Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 22:04 UK Wales have recorded their first ever competitive victory over Republic of Ireland with a 4-1 rout of their near neighbours at the Cardiff City Stadium this evening. The Dragons had failed to score in six of their previous seven meetings with Ireland before tonight, but they made up for lost time to give manager Ryan Giggs a perfect result in his first home match at the helm. Goals from Tom Lawrence, Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey put Wales into a commanding lead at half time, and Connor Roberts added a fourth aft...

Championship roundup: Swansea City end 100% Leeds United start

Swansea end Leeds United’s 100% start to the new Championship season, while QPR are left still searching for their first points of the campaign. By Barney Corkhill, Assistant EditorFiled: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 21:41 UK Last Updated: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 21:45 UK Swansea City have prevented Leeds United from making it four wins from four at the start of the new Championship season, ending the division’s last remaining 100% record with a 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium this evening. Ollie McBurnie scored twice for the hosts in South Wales to maintain Swansea’s own unbeaten start to the season under new manager Graham Potter, lifting them into the playoff places while Marcelo Bielsa‘s Leeds move joint-top alongside Middlesbrough. © Reuters McBurnie is now ...

Frank Lampard: ‘Reading did not deserve to lose against Derby County’

Derby County manager Frank Lampard concedes that a dominant Reading side “probably didn’t deserve to lose” in Friday’s 2-1 Championship defeat by the Rams. By Giuseppe Labellarte, ReporterFiled: Friday, August 3, 2018 at 22:44 UK Last Updated: Friday, August 3, 2018 at 22:45 UK Derby County manager Frank Lampard has admitted that Reading “probably didn’t deserve to lose” in Friday night’s 2-1 defeat by the Rams. The Royals dominated the first half in the Championship season opener at the Madejski Stadium before deservedly taking the lead shortly after the restart through Jon Dadi Bodvarsson. However, Mason Mount drew Derby level on the hour with a long-range effort before Tom Lawrence headed home a 94th-minute winner to leave Paul ClementR...

Frank Lampard hails Derby County character after late win over Reading

Frank Lampard is delighted with Derby County’s “incredible character” following their last-gasp 2-1 Championship win at Reading on Friday. By Giuseppe Labellarte, ReporterFiled: Friday, August 3, 2018 at 22:28 UK Last Updated: Friday, August 3, 2018 at 22:30 UK Frank Lampard has praised Derby County‘s “incredible character” following their last-gasp 2-1 win over Reading in Friday’s Championship opener at the Madejski Stadium. The Chelsea and England legend enjoyed a winning start on his league debut but the Rams were made to work hard by an inspired Royals side. Mason Mount made the most of Vito Mannone‘s error to edge Derby back on level terms following Jon Dadi Bodvarsson‘s opener and Tom Lawrence scored with a 94th-minute header to c...

Result: Frank Lampard off to winning start as Derby County boss with late goal

Tom Lawrence scores in the fourth minute of added time to earn Derby County a 2-1 win over Reading in Frank Lampard’s first match in senior management. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Friday, August 3, 2018 at 21:59 UK Last Updated: Friday, August 3, 2018 at 21:59 UK Frank Lampard’s first competitive match in management has ended in a dramatic 2-1 victory, as his Derby County side battled back from a goal down to beat Reading 2-1 on the opening night of the Championship season. The Rams found themselves behind through Jon Dadi Bodvarsson‘s deserved goal early in the second half, but Vito Mannone gifted the visitors a route back into the game by failing to deal with Mason Mount‘s drive. Just when the game looked to be heading for a draw, Tom Lawr...

Result: Derby County earn convincing win over Southampton

Derby County net three second-half goals to run out convincing 3-0 victors over Premier League side Southampton. By Darren Plant, ReporterFiled: Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 16:56 UK Last Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 16:57 UK Two goals from Tom Lawrence have helped Derby County to a convincing 3-0 victory over Southampton in Saturday’s fixture at Pride Park. The first opportunity of the afternoon went the way of the home side, but Craig Bryson was denied as Alex McCarthy got down low to smother the ball at the feet of the midfielder. Towards the end of the first half, Nathan Redmond tried his luck from distance after Charlie Austin had seen an effort blocked by Richard Keogh, but the winger’s curler went off target. Both teams were creating opportunities in what was a rela...

Leicester City ‘keen on Wolverhampton Wanderers winger’

Leicester City are reportedly considering a swoop for Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Jordan Graham. By Neil Wilkes, EditorFiled: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 20:33 UK Last Updated: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 20:33 UK Leicester City are reportedly considering a swoop for Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Jordan Graham. The 22-year-old has been made available for transfer by new Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo, having featured just twice in the EFL Cup for the Championship side so far this season. According to the Daily Mail, the Foxes view Graham as an ideal direct replacement for Tom Lawrence, who departed for Derby County in a deal worth around £5m earlier this month. Craig Shakespeare‘s side are not alone in their pursuit of the former Aston Villa man, with Hull City, Fulham and L...

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