One bright spot was us getting the rub of the green on a call. I'm convinced their disallowed goal at 0-0 was not offside. One that went our way at last.
The game? The stats showed we had 59% possession, 14 shots, 3 of which were on target to their 17 and 6. Corners were 5-3 in their favour and we committed one more foul 15-14.
Quality from Derby was hard to find. Good corner from Waggy saw Ikpeazu head it inside the near post for our opener. That was our 2nd stroke of luck, the first being their disallowed job. We had the greater possession but they seemed to spend rather more time in our half than we did in theirs.
You could say we showed our defensive grit again and, to an extent we did. I often have an opinion on what we could/should do to improve. I have to admit to struggling to find the answer to our inability to deal with teams who press and harry us in midfield when we are in possession and then lump the ball towards our box when they are in possession, completely cutting out their own midfield. Be it defensively or attackingly, we struggle against those tactics and, more often than not, we lose.
I'm just glad we have most of the hit and hopers behind us now and we can start picking up even more points from top half clubs.
Next up is Watford away on Friday. They are a footballing side and it's a game we can do well in.