Rams barge into third place

Derby moved up to third in the Championship after a 1-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday, while Wigan beat struggling Barnsley 2-0.

Last Updated: 18/02/14 at 23:21 Post Comment

Nicky Maynard scored for Wigan on Tuesday night

Nicky Maynard scored for Wigan on Tuesday night

Derby moved up to third in the Sky Bet Championship after Patrick Bamford's stunning goal earned them a 1-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

The Owls had dominated the game but were unable to find a way through, with Michail Antonio denied by goalkeeper Lee Grant on three occasions.

And they were made to pay when on-loan Chelsea youngster Bamford received the ball on the right, stepped inside and curled a wonderful left-foot shot home off the underside of the bar for his fifth goal in six games.

The win takes Steve McClaren's side ahead of QPR and within two points of second-placed Burnley.

Wigan jumped to seventh with a 2-0 home win against relegation-haunted Barnsley but saw midfielder Ben Watson suffer a serious injury in the first half.

Watson came off worst in a challenge with Martin Woods, sparking fears of a season-ending second broken leg in 15 months.

Nicky Maynard, scored the first after great work down the left by Jean Beausejour and Martyn Waghorn made it 2-0 just before half-time.

Barnsley played their part and had chances of their own but are now just one point above bottom club Yeovil, who drew 0-0 with Watford.

The Glovers had the best chances of a drab encounter, Joe Edwards wasting a clear-cut opportunity while Hornets goalkeeper Manuel Almunia denied James Hayter and Joe Ralls.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he solution is to not feel sorry for any of Jabba, Gold or Sullivan. They're all deeply unpleasant and all deserve each other. If only West Ham would sign Barton and Suarez then no one would ever need to despise any other club.

spuzzell
The Strange Idea Of Sympathy For Big Sam

A

gree with all of this, good work. Brazil has obviously mellowed you...

jeff beck
New Striker Not Liverpool's Priority...

C

lassic management. Build them up and then knock them back. Raise expectations and then dampen them. Create a dynamic where by you demand the most from your team, but where the team are given room to manoeuvre unexpected or unwanted results. Classy work by Van Gaal, he really reminds me a lot of me. A smart cookie, make no doubt.

hump3.
Van Gaal: 'I struggle for first three months'

Footer 365

Football: Sheffield Wednesday have signed defender Tom Lees from Leeds United on a three-year deal

Sheffield Wednesday have signed defender Tom Lees on a three-year deal.

Manchester United owners warn Louis van Gaal over Champions League

Manchester United's owners have piled pressure on new boss Louis van Gaal by stressing the financial perils of failure.

Transfer news: Patrice Evra relishing 'new adventure' at Juventus

Patrice Evra cannot wait to get started at Juventus after arriving in Turin on Wednesday evening.

Mail Box

Divock Origi Is Like Connor Sammon (Sort Of)

One Mailboxer inserts his tongue into cheek to offer his thoughts on Liverpool's newest signing. Plus thoughts on league-owned clubs, badges, and swearing...

Mails Come From A Land Down Under

We have an example of league-owned clubs from Australia while Kiwi boys want more respect for refs. Plus, Van Gaal won't stick with 3-5-2 and worried if Koeman will cut it...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property