Aug 23, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Pride Park
DerbyDerby County
5-1
Fulham
Ward (23'), Bryson (59'), Martin (61', 87'), Dawkins (88')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Parker (54')

Result: Derby County send Fulham to fourth straight loss with 5-1 victory

Craig Forsyth of Derby in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Blackburn Rovers at Pride Park Stadium on August 04, 2013
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Fulham's poor form in the Championship continues as they are defeated 5-1 at the hands of home side Derby County this afternoon.

Goals from Jamie Ward, Craig Bryson and Chris Martin have helped to Derby County to a resounding 5-1 victory over Fulham at the iPro Stadium.

The result condemns the relegated side to their fourth defeat in the Championship in four games.

County's Johnny Russell was first to threaten when he was found in space by Cyrus Christie's cross, only to send his shot just inches over the crossbar.

Christie might have put his side in front 10 minutes later had he not struck his shot straight at the keeper from the centre of the Fulham box.

In a half predominantly dominated by the hosts, Derby took the lead in the 23rd minute when Ward finished neatly into the top corner having been found by Russell's cross.

Fulham failed to create much of real note, but Konstantinos Stafylidis might have done a little better from the edge of the box as he slashed wide of goal despite having time on the ball.

The visitors pulled level after half time, as Scott Parker made the most of Tim Hoogland's set piece to drill home into the bottom corner.

Parity was not to last too long, though, with Derby's Russell providing again. This time it was Bryson who converted low down past Jesse Joronen in the 59th minute.

County secured the three points just minutes later when Christie fed in Martin, who finished neatly with his left to make it 3-1, before the striker bagged a brace to move the hosts further ahead.

Fulham's Championship humiliation was summed up when substitute Simon Dawkins converted from the left side of the box, 10 seconds after the restart, to leave the final score at 5-1.

Felix Magath, Manager of Fulham looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage on March 15, 2014
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