Chelsea starlet makes it 3 in 3 as The Rams rack up 36 shots in 3-2 win

Derby County Huddle

Derby County were forced to work hard for their home win against Yeovil Town, however, Patrick Bamford was all smiles scoring once again.

Yeovil were able to stun Derby County fans early in the in the first half, by scoring two goals against the run of play, giving the promotion chasers a mountain to climb.

Derby were guilty of their own downfall and some really irresponsible and half-hearted defending gave Yeovil the breakthrough they needed to try and cause an upset.

Everton midfielder John Lundstram was the first on the scoresheet, finding the bottom left hand corner with an exquisite finish from outside the box. And not 10 minutes later, on-loan Nottingham Forest striker Ishmael Miller was able to hush the crowds taunts by bounding through the Derby back line and smashing home.

Despite being on the back end of a 2-0 scoreline, it was far from over and through-out the game Derby looked the more likely to go on and win it.

The half-time whistle promoted Steve McClaren to change his 4-3-3 system to a more attacking 4-2-4, replacing defensive midfielder John Eustace with attacker Jamie Ward.

It looked cause Yeovil even more problems and Derby fans only had to wait five minutes before Chelsea starlet Patrick Bamford made it 3 goals in 3 games, with a superbly timed diving header following a cluster of chances on the Yeovil goal.

The Rams took the ascendancy banging on the door of the Yeovil goal, however, a lack of quality in the final third was their undoing with a number of rushed chances and sliced shots. 

However, with three minutes left of normal time it was patient build up play by substitute Conor Sammon that allowed him to slip in Scotland international Craig Bryson to net his 12th league goal of the season.

After the equaliser the writing was very much on the wall and with nearly the last chance of the game, Chris Martin rose superbly in the box to net his 13th league goal of the season and Derby's winner.

The Rams had a staggering 36 shots on goal, 68% of the possession and made 582 passes with an 81% success rate.

On the night Derby were the best side in the division in all of those areas - it gives Rams fans something to smile about, despite chasing the result for the majority of the game.

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