MX23RW : Tuesday, October 23 14:40:58
Aug 3, 2018 at 8pm UK at ​Madejski Stadium (Reading, Berkshire)
Attendance: 16,923
Reading
1-2
DerbyDerby County
Dadi Bodvarsson (52')
Meyler (37'), Kelly (38'), Meite (88')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Mount (60'), Lawrence (90')
Wisdom (22'), Bryson (43'), Lowe (46'), Johnson (88')
Timeline
A. Wisdom        22'
37'     D. Meyler
38'     L. Kelly
C. Bryson        43'
M. Lowe        46'
(C. Bryson) M. Mount        60'
67'     S. Baldock (J. Swift)
(J. Ledley) B. Johnson        69'
(D. Nugent) M. Bennett        73'
75'     Y. Meite (J. Bodvarsson)
85'     L. Bacuna (D. Meyler)
88'     Y. Meite
B. Johnson        88'
(M. Bennett) T. Lawrence        90+5'

Frank Lampard hails Derby County character after late win over Reading

Frank Lampard hails Derby character
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Frank Lampard is delighted with Derby County's "incredible character" following their last-gasp 2-1 Championship win at Reading on Friday.

Frank Lampard has praised Derby County's "incredible character" following their last-gasp 2-1 win over Reading in Friday's Championship opener at the Madejski Stadium.

The Chelsea and England legend enjoyed a winning start on his league debut but the Rams were made to work hard by an inspired Royals side.

Mason Mount made the most of Vito Mannone's error to edge Derby back on level terms following Jon Dadi Bodvarsson's opener and Tom Lawrence scored with a 94th-minute header to clinch all three points.

"It's a start for us but we have to enjoy that moment," Lampard told Sky Sports News. "It was incredible character from the lads because it was a tough game.

"We were poor in the first half and Reading made it hard for us to make passes into our attacking players. We were slow in moving the ball.

"We had to find more urgency and we did that. We got back in it with a slice of luck but we made our own luck."

Derby return to action next Saturday with a home game against Leeds United.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Middlesbrough13742167925
2Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd138142215725
3West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1373331181324
4Leeds UnitedLeeds1365223111223
5Derby CountyDerby136341714321
6Norwich CityNorwich136341716121
7Blackburn RoversBlackburn135621616021
8Wigan AthleticWigan136251516-120
9Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest134721815319
10Bristol City135441714319
11Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds135442020019
12Brentford134632015518
13Aston Villa134632120118
14Birmingham CityBirmingham133821412217
15Swansea CitySwansea134541210217
16Queens Park RangersQPR135261119-817
17Stoke CityStoke134451719-216
18Bolton WanderersBolton134451116-516
19Reading133371821-312
20Rotherham UnitedRotherham133371020-1012
21Preston North EndPreston132471925-610
22Millwall132471422-810
23Hull City132381120-99
24Ipswich TownIpswich131661120-99

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