Apr 21, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Pride Park
DerbyDerby County
Hendrick (34'), Russell (42')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Proschwitz (80')
Dawson (58'), Lawrence (60')

Result: Derby County hold on to beat Barnsley

Derby's Johnny Russell celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal against Nottingham Forest during the Championship match on March 22, 2014
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Derby County survive a late push from Barnsley to secure a 2-1 win over the Tykes at the iPro Stadium in the Championship.

Derby County have held on to secure a 2-1 win over Barnsley at the iPro Stadium in the Championship this afternoon.

The home side applied pressure early on with Craig Bryson curling the ball into the side netting before Luke Steele punched the ball clear from a corner.

The Rams broke the deadlock just over 10 minutes before half time when Jeff Hendrick drilled the ball into the bottom corner from 20 yards out.

Derby were able to double their advantage just before the break with another long-range effort, although Johnny Russell's looping finish appeared to take a deflection off Bryson.

Barnsley tried to cut the home side's lead at the start of the second half, but Lee Grant tipped Thomas Kennedy's free kick attempt over.

Derby responded to the visitors' bright start with Jamie Ward sending in a through ball for Andre Wisdom, but the on-loan midfielder's finish was blocked and cleared.

Bryson had a chance to add a third with a free kick from 25 yards out following a foul on Russell, but his effort went just wide.

Barnsley managed to give themselves some late hope when Nick Proschwitz found space in the box to lash the ball in for the visitors.

However, the hosts had a chance to restore their two-goal cushion straight away when Conor Sammon was tripped in the box, giving Derby a penalty.

Russell stepped up to take the spot kick, looking for his second goal of the game, but Steele managed to stop his shot with a low dive to his left.

Both sides pressed late on as Barnsley pushed for an equaliser while Derby tried to make sure of the win, but Grant was able to deny Dale Jennings, while Bryson saw his late shot saved by Steele.

Despite the win, Derby are no longer able to secure automatic promotion with Burnley beating Wigan Athletic.

The result leaves Derby third in the table, while Barnsley stay in the relegation zone, four points from safety with just two games left to play.

Manager of Derby County Steve McClaren looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Leeds United at Pride Park Stadium on October 05, 2013
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