DERBY. Derby County managed to find the solution against Wycombe Wanderers to win 2-1. C. Hourihane was the key for his team after scoring 2 goals. It was Wycombe Wanderers to strike first with a goal of A. Mehmeti at the 15′. Then it was a goal in the 72′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, C. Hourihane gave the win to Derby County in the 86′ minute scoring a double. Derby County was vastly better in terms of ball possession (70%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Pride Park Stadium stadium in Derby on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Samuel Barrott who was helped by Bradley Hall and Ollie Williams. The 4th official was Carl Boyeson. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 16.5 degrees Celsius or 61.68 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 44%.
Derby County had a superior ball possession 70% while Wycombe Wanderers was struggling with a 30% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Derby County was more aggressive with 47 dangerous attacks and 25 shots of which 12 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Derby County won the match.
Derby County shot 25 times, 12 on target, 13 off target. On the other side, Wycombe Wanderers shot 12 times, 5 on target, 7 off target.
Derby County received 1 yellow card (C. Hourihane). Talking about the opposition, Wycombe Wanderers received 2 yellow cards (R. Tafazolli and S. Vokes).
After this match, Derby County will have 14 points like Barnsley to sit in the 7th place. On the other side, Wycombe Wanderers will stay with 11 points like Charlton Athletic and Exeter City to remain in the 16th place.
In the next match in the League One, Derby County will play away with Sheffield Wednesday on the 6th of May with a 12-5 head to head stats in favor of Derby County (11 draws).
Wycombe Wanderers will play away agasint Portsmouth on the 6th of May with a 6-3 head to head stats in favor of Portsmouth (6 draws).
Derby County – Formation
Derby County started with a 3-5-1-1 line-up (3-5-1-1).
The manager Liam Rosenior decided to play with the following team: Joe Wildsmith, James Chester , Curtis Davies , Eiran Joe Cashin , Tom Barkhuizen , Louie Sibley , Max Bird , Conor Hourihane , Haydon Roberts , Jason Knight and David McGoldrick .
The home team had on the bench: James Collins, R. Stearman, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing , Craig Forsyth, S. Loach, L. Thompson and W. Osula.
Derby County made 4 changes: H. Roberts for N. Mendez-Laing (56′), M. Bird for J. Collins (56′), T. Barkhuizen for C. Forsyth (88′) and D. McGoldrick for L. Thompson (90′).
Best player: Conor Hourihane
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Derby County was Conor Hourihane.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 73 passes (82% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 7. He performed 11 crosses.
Wycombe Wanderers – Formation
Wycombe Wanderers started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Gareth Ainsworth played with: Max Stryjek, Jack Grimmer , Alfie Mawson , Ryan Tafazolli , Jordan Obita , Lewis Wing , Dominic Gape , Jason McCarthy , Nick Freeman , Anis Mehmeti and Sam Vokes .
These were the players on the bench: J. Jacobson, J. Young, Christian Forino Joseph, Ali Ibrahim Al-Hamadi, Sullay Kaikai, T. Dickinson and Daryl Horgan .
Wycombe Wanderers made 4 changes: L. Wing for D. Horgan (78′), S. Vokes for A. Al-Hamadi (78′), N. Freeman for S. Kaikai (89′) and A. Mehmeti for C. Forino-Joseph (89′).
Best player: Max Stryjek
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Wycombe Wanderers was the goalkeeper: Max Stryjek. His rating is 8.45. He performed 10 saves.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the League One.
- Derby County – Wycombe Wanderers – 2-1
- Sheffield Wednesday – Ipswich Town – 2-2
- Portsmouth – Plymouth Argyle – 2-2
- Port Vale – Shrewsbury Town – 2-1
- Oxford United – Milton Keynes Dons – 1-2
- Forest Green Rovers – Morecambe – 1-2
- Exeter City – Burton Albion – 0-2
- Fleetwood Town – Charlton Athletic – 1-1
- Cambridge United – Barnsley – 0-3
- Bristol Rovers – Lincoln City – 3-6
- Bolton Wanderers – Peterborough United – 1-0
- Accrington Stanley – Cheltenham Town – 1-0