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As it happened | Derby County 2-1 Reading

Recap of the action from Pride Park

19 January 2019


  • Royals at Pride Park to face Derby
  • Holmes gives Rams early lead
  • Wilson adds second with deflected drive
  • Substitute Aluko pulls one back for Reading midway through second half
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Updated at 16:54 (UK)


FULL TIME | Derby County 2-1 Reading

Despite a late fightback in the second half, the points remain in Derby.


Reading piling men forward in the final minutes, Derby keeping all 11 men behind the ball as they look to preserve their lead.


Final change for the Rams, as former Royal, George Evans, enters play for added time in place of Harry Wilson.


Four added minutes to be played.

Come on URZ!


Into the dying embers of the game here at Pride Park - moments remain for Reading to salvage a point.


Another change for Derby, as goalscorer Duane Holmes is replaced by Dave Nugent.

Reading still trail 2-1.


Aluko has been electric since coming on, playing in a free role and appearing at the centre of all of Reading's good work.

He receives a lofted ball over the top into the area - but the flag goes up against him on this occasion.


Play is stopped abruptly on a Derby break for Duane Holmes to be shown a yellow card for an incident off the ball.


A powerful shot from Bogle up the other end forces Jaakkola to parry behind for a corner.

Meanwhile, Derby make their first change as Jack Marriott makes way for Mason Bennett.


Time is ticking on, with Reading on the front foot in search of an equaliser on a wet afternoon here at Pride Park.

Come on URZ!


All Reading at the moment...

McCleary is set off on a run down the left, but Roos narrowly beats him to it after coming off his line to slide clear.


Final change for the Royals - another straight swap as Garath McCleary enters the action in place of Mo Barrow.


Great chance!

Barrow does brilliantly to split the defence and play low into the area, Swift sees his effort brilliantly saved by Roos - but it wouldn't have counted anyway with play pulled back for offside.


Scott Malone goes into the book for Derby - shoving Rinomhota near the Reading corner flag.



Aluko pulls one back for the Royals!

Ejaria reacts quickly to snatch a loose ball on the halfway line, before sliding through to Aluko - who calmly slots past Roos.

Reading back in it. 2-1 Derby.


Ovie Ejaria is shown the first yellow card of the game for a late challenge in midfield.


Leandro Bacuna winds up for a strike on the edge of the box, but his effort ricochets off a Reading player on the way through and Derby get a goal kick.


Second change of the afternoon for Reading, and it's a straight swap up front as Danny Loader comes on for Jón Daði Böðvarsson.


Glorious chance spurned for Derby.

A cross comes in from the right and all Mason Mount has to do is tap in, but he spoons it wide.


Derby have the ball in the net - but it's flagged offside.

The Rams get forward for the first time in the half, Waghorn beats Jaakkola but the assistant referee's flag was already up.


Close again from the Royals, with Barrow putting in another low driven cross that Böðvarsson cannot quite get to.

There's only one team looking like scoring at the moment...


Sone Aluko does brilliantly to stop Derby clearing their lines, winning a free-kick in the process.

John Swift stands over it 25 yards out, it's over the wall and only just over the crossbar.



Barrow finds space on the left and puts a fantastic low ball into the six-yard area.

It narrowly evades the reach of both Ejaria and Böðvarsson, with Derby able to scramble clear.

Reading starting brightly in the second half, trailing 2-0.


Good start to the half for Reading.

Rinomhota and Bacuna combine on the right - with the latter hanging up a cross to Barrow,  whose drive is hooked clear by the Derby backline.


We're underway in the second half, with Reading making a half-time substitution - Sone Aluko comes on in place of Lewis Baker.


HALF TIME | Derby County 2-0 Reading

Reading hace it all to do in the second half.

Goals from Holmes and Wilson have the hosts ahead at the interval.


One added minute to be played at the end of the first half.



Harry Wilson fires at goal from outside the area, it takes a hefty deflection and loops over a helpless Jaakkola into the top corner.

Derby lead 2-0.


Still no way through for Reading at the moment, with the Rams seemingly sitting on their one-goal advantage and trying to see it through to the interval while playing on the break.


A bit of a midfield stalemate has ensued here with both sides looking for a goal.

Derby still have the lead following Holmes' early strike. 1-0.


Reading break quickly from a Derby corner with Barrow making a powerful run forward, with the ball finding Ejaria and the Rams can track back to clear.



Barrow finds space on the right and bombs on, playing low to Swift in the area - who diverts just wide of Roos' far post.

Reading seeing much more of the ball now, trailing 1-0.


That's better from Reading.

Bacuna switches to Rinomhota - who embarks upfield on a 50-yard run, playing in Barrow on the right.

Barrow slides into Böðvarsson in the area, who tries a cheeky flick at goal, but Roos is equal to it and saves.


First corner for the Royals.

Swift stands over it, swings it in and Roos is able to claim the high ball.


The Royals are finding it difficult to get out of their own half at the moment.

Derby looking to press at every opportunity when Reading get on the ball, meaning the hosts are taking control of the majority of possession in the early stages.


Derby break forward at speed with Malone making tracks on the left wing.

He cuts back to the middle for Liverpool loanee, Harry Wilson to shoot - but it's straight into the ground and Jaakkola watches it wide.


Another chance for Derby.

Jaakkola comes out of his box to a bouncing ball, heading into the path of Waghorn.

He tries to loop over the Reading defence to shoot - narrowly over the bar.


Reading haven't got started yet.

Tiago Ilori plays a backpass too short and Marriott capitalises on it, with Jaakkola forced into a low save.



Derby strike first with Duane Holmes beating the offside trap, getting into the box and calmly slotting past Anssi Jaakkola.

1-0 to the hosts.


We're off!

Reading wear their black away shirt with grey shorts and black socks, alongside Derby's traditional white home shirt, black shorts and white socks.



The teams are out... Kick-off is moments away!


Not long until we're underway here in Derby...


Warm-ups are definitely needed on a bitter afternoon here in the East Midlands, the players are heading into the dressing room and we're getting ready for kick-off here!


“Derby are a good side who have been playing very well and that’s exactly what we need to keep doing now.

“We need to go out there with no fear and play with the same intensity that we did against Nottingham Forest."


“We are getting better, and we can feel every day that the players are buying into our ideas and that they are involved in the process. But they must give more strength to our process by getting points. We need to win again."

José gave his full pre-match thoughts ahead of today's game on iFollow, and you can read his full quotes here.


It's a chilly one here at Pride Park today!

If there's anything you missed ahead of today's game, get caught up by reading our match preview here.


Thumbs up from Lewis as he gears up for his first start in a Reading shirt!


TEAM NEWS | Baker in for first start in only change

Lewis Baker starts for the Royals against Derby County this afternoon, coming in for Omar Richards in the only change from last weekend's victory against Nottingham Forest.

Andy Rinomhota is likely to drop in at right-back, with Andy Yiadom switching to left-back.

Jón Daði Böðvarsson leads the line, with 18-year-old Danny Loader available from the bench.

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