Derby County 2-1 Reading

Derby County

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Dwight Gayle managed to score his third goal in three consecutive matches, which aided Derby County in their victory against Reading.

Sam Smith managed to nullify Gayle's opener, however, the Royals Skipper, Andy Yiadom, was ousted from the game before Conor Hourihane secured the win through a penalty shot.

The match between Derby commenced with a powerful play, but it required Joel Pereira to make an exceptional save to prevent a goal from Joe Ward's free-kick at the 11th minute.

As the game progressed, reading became more prominent. However, Derby still had two chances to score. Pereira saved a shot from Tom Barkhuizen in the 31st minute and Eiran Cashin hit the post with a header from a free-kick just two minutes later.

The match became more thrilling at the start of the second half as both teams scored goals before one of Reading's players was sent off, leaving them with 10 players on the field.

In the 53rd minute of the game, Gayle caught onto Ward's pass and scored a goal, leading Derby. However, Smith managed to head in Yiadom's cross three minutes later, tying the game.

Yiadom received a second yellow card during the match's 59th minute due to a foul on Hourihane. Later on, Pereira caught Gayle, and Hourihane restored Derby's lead in the 70th minute by scoring from the spot.

Report on the match provided by PA Media.

The game has finished with a score of Derby County 2 and Reading 1.

The latter part of the match has come to a close with Derby County scoring two goals and Reading with only one.

The ball is kicked into the corner area by Paul Mukairu, leading to Derby County giving up possession.

Kane Wilson from the Derby County team earns a free kick on the right side of the field.

Paul Mukairu (Reading) committed a violation.

Jayden Wareham (from Reading) receives a cautionary yellow card due to committing a foul of unacceptable nature.

Derby County player Louie Sibley managed to earn a free kick in the area of the field where their team is responsible for defending.

Jayden Wareham (Reading) made a foul.

The attempt was halted as the goalkeeper saved the shot taken by Martyn Waghorn of Derby County. Waghorn used his left foot to fire the ball from the center of the box, but the goalkeeper managed to block it from entering the goal in the center. Tom Barkhuizen assisted Waghorn in making the shot.

Korey Smith (Derby County) committed a foul.

Reading's Kelvin Abrefa is given a chance to take a free kick from the defensive side of the field.

The football team made a substitution during the game by replacing Harvey Knibbs with Paul Mukairu. This means that Paul Mukairu has taken Knibbs' position in the game.

Derby County's Ebou Adams has earned a free kick in their own defensive half.

Tyler Bindon (Reading) has committed a foul.

Reading's corner kick resulted in a conceded goal by Eiran Cashin.

Swap-in at the match for Derby County, as Craig Forsyth takes over from Nathaniel Méndez-Laing.

Harvey Knibbs from Reading just missed a shot with his right foot from the center of the box. It was a close attempt, but unfortunately, it was off to the left of the goalpost. Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan supported him during the shot.

Switching out players during a game can lead to changes in strategy and gameplay. In this instance, Jayden Wareham stepped in to take the place of Ben Elliott on the field. This substitution could potentially have an impact on the team's performance and the outcome of the game. It's important for players to be ready to adapt and adjust to these types of changes in order to give their team the best chance for success.

In the game, Kelvin Abrefa has taken the place of Clinton Mola.

Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan takes over from Sam Smith in the game, as a substitution.

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