Derby County lead managerless Blackpool 2-0 at the break thanks to strikes from Theo Robinson and John Brayford.
lead Derby County 2-0 at half-time thanks to strikes from Blackpool and Theo Robinson . John Brayford © PA Photos 's men had the first opportunity of the match through Theo Robinson, whose shot was parried by Nigel Clough for Matt Gilks to quickly clear. Stephen Crainey
Robinson caused all kinds of problems for the managerless Seasiders, and he gave the hosts the lead on 12 minutes when he found space inside the box and fired into the bottom corner.
Good defending from
preserved Derby's advantage. The full-back produced a vital block to deny Richard Keogh 's in the 23rd minute. Gary Taylor-Fletcher
The Rams went further in front just after the half-hour mark when
found John Brayford inside the box and the defender struck on into the top corner to give them a two-goal cushion at the break. Jeff Hendrick
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