The athletic defender was able to ghost past a number of players before scoring with an outswinging shot into the bottom left-hand corner from the edge of the area.
Along with his goal, Christie looked assured and composed on the ball as his confidence grew over the course of the game. It was the perfect performance to put pressure on Everton defender Seamus Coleman ahead of Ireland's home game against Georgia on Monday night.
The performance will also be encouraging for Derby head coach Paul Clement as he will no doubt be mulling over whether to play Christie in their next Championship match against Preston North End.
Cyrus Christie looks a very promising player, lets hope hes played more and his talent develops #COYBIG— Ryan (@Irish_Fart14) September 4, 2015
Not taking anything away from Cyrus Christie, but I'd like to think that even I'd net against Gibraltar #dcfc— Michael Barraclough (@m_barraclough) September 4, 2015
Cyrus Christie plays with a decent centre back next to him, he gets a goal and defends like a boss. #DCFC— Shane Malpass (@ShaneMalpass) September 4, 2015
Delighted for Cyrus Christie, he's taken a lot of stick. Hopefully last night will be the confidence boost he clearly needs #dcfc— sean igoe (@hutch172) September 5, 2015
Confidence has been Christie's major issue in 2015 and he desperately needed some inspiration to put him back on the right track.
At the start of last season, the former Coventry City defender was arguably Derby's best player as they stormed to the top of the league after an impressive opening couple of months.
When results started to go against Derby, Christie, in particular, struggled to get his level of performance back to where it was at the start of the season and began to feel the frustration from supporters. He ended the campaign in poor form and has since been replaced by Northern Ireland international Chris Baird in the Rams starting line-up.
Nevertheless, when he has had minutes on the pitch, he has performed well and this performance couldn't have come at a more ideal time as he pushes to start for the Rams against Preston on September 12th.