On Saturday afternoon, Derby picked up their second consecutive win of the season, beating Bolton Wanderers in their own backyard to move up to eighth in the table.
The Rams dominated the first half and it took them just eight minutes to break the deadlock as David Nugent opened his account for the season with a goal to put Gary Rowett’s side 1-0 up.
13 minutes later, some great work from Johnny Russell on the right flank allowed him to cross the ball into the Trotters box where Nugent could nod the ball home from close range to double the Rams’ lead.
Derby perhaps should’ve had a greater lead going in at half time, with Matej Vydra and Andre Wisdom both coming close to getting their name on the scoresheet, but 2-0 was the scoreline at the interval.
Bolton looked a little better in the second 45, however the damage was already done and a late Gary Madine consolation wasn’t enough to spoil the day for the travelling Derby supporters.
Here’s THREE things we learned from the game…