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VIDEO: 20-year-old Chelsea star scores stunning winner, now has 5 in 7

Patrick Bamford scored his fifth goal in seven games to help Derby beat Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night.

The 20-year-old, currently on loan from Chelsea, received the ball on the edge of the area before smashing it across goal and into the back of the net off the crossbar.

The stunning strike was Bamford's fifth goal in seven games for Derby, a run which has helped Steve McClaren's side into third spot in the Championship - just two points off second-placed Burnley.

But if you take into account the goals Bamford has scored at MK Dons this season - the Blues loanee scored 16 times in all competitions for the League One side - the striker now has 21 to his name for the season.

McClaren said of the 20-year-old after the game: "He scores important goals; they're not just any goals. We're just delighted we have got him and we are very surprised how well he has done."

Derby now host Bournemouth in their next Championship fixture before a trip to Turf Moor, where they face a huge clash with promotion-rivals Burnley.

They might just be hoping for a bit more magic from young Mr Bamford on that day. The Chelsea man certainly looks to have a bright future.

image: © Crystian Cruz

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