Derby climbs to third place in League One after defeating Lincoln

Derby County secured a 3-1 victory over Lincoln in the Sky Bet League One, thanks to the impressive performance of substitute Kane Wilson. The win catapulted Derby to the third position in the league standings.

Despite Lincoln’s strong start, it was Derby who had the first clear chance of the game in the 16th minute. A cross from Tom Barkhuizen found Max Bird, whose shot was deflected behind by a Lincoln defender.

In the 26th minute, Conor Hourihane unleashed a powerful drive from just inside the area, finding the top-left corner of the net after Lincoln failed to clear a Joe Ward cross.

Derby almost doubled their lead five minutes before half-time, as Craig Forsyth narrowly missed the target with a shot that sailed inches past the right-hand post. However, Lincoln was given a lifeline in stoppage time when Ward conceded a penalty by fouling Paudie O’Connor, which Danny Mandroiu duly converted.

At halftime, Ward was replaced by Kane Wilson, and the substitute made an immediate impact. In the 65th minute, Wilson scored a looping header from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing’s cross, restoring Derby’s lead.

Wilson continued to shine, providing an assist in the 77th minute that set up James Collins for a goal with a well-placed low cross-shot, securing the victory for Derby.

The match was a testament to Derby’s resilience and depth, as they were able to come from behind and secure a decisive victory. The win sees them in a strong position in the league standings, and they will be looking to build on this momentum in their upcoming fixtures.

Overall, Derby’s performance showcased their attacking prowess and ability to capitalize on scoring opportunities. With players like Wilson stepping up when it mattered most, Derby’s prospects look promising as they continue their campaign in the Sky Bet League One.


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