Birmingham picked up a hugely impressive 3-0 win at the iPro Stadium, to confirm their credentials as a genuine promotion contender.
The Blues took the lead through Paul Robinson on the hour-mark and they never let up in their pursuit of the three points.
Gary Rowett’s side played with a great intensity throughout and a further goal from Stephen Gleeson sealed the victory, before Kieftenbeld put the gloss on the scoreline.
Kieftenbeld’s goal was an absolute belter, and it was the central midfielder’s second strike in four matches.
The Dutchman arrived at Birmingham from Groningen in the summer and Blues fans all believe he has been one of the best buys of the season.
Here is the best reaction to the 25-year-old’s performance against Derby on social media site Twitter.
We signed Maikel Kieftenbeld for £175k. Got to be in team of the season. #bcfc— Connor (@ItsConnaa) January 17, 2016
Still buzzing from #BCFC win against Derby today. That last goal from Kieftenbeld was like watching Paul Scholes!!!— Paul (@paul0991) January 16, 2016
If Kieftenbeld's volley doesn't win goal of the season I'll abandon watching football ever again— Jaquob Crooke (@Jaquob_bcfc) January 16, 2016
Really terrific away day for @BCFC - hard yards of first half earned them platform for clinical second half. Kieftenbeld goal a treat.— Richard Wilford (@wilfordwm) January 16, 2016
And I don't think my heart has or ever ever ever ever will love someone as much as Maikel Kieftenbeld— Adam Cope (@AdamCope_BCFC) January 16, 2016
What a result, fully deserved! Derby never looked like scoring. Toral & Davis quality on the ball. Kieftenbeld MOTM, play-offs anyone? #bcfc— BCFC Followers (@bcfcfollowers) January 16, 2016