Derby County manager Gary Rowett has highlighted the penalty miss by Hull’s Sebastian Larsson last night as the moment the game changed.
In a report by the Hull Daily Mail, Rowett said he thought the penalty miss was ‘a big moment’ and questioned whether if it had hit the back of the net the outcome of the game could have been different.
Former Sunderland midfielder Larsson skied his penalty with the game only at 1-0, and Derby would go on to romp to a 4-0 half time lead, before adding a fifth in the second half to see the Rams complete a comfortable night at the office live on Sky.
The result propelled the Rams into the top six and gave them their third win of the season under manager Rowett, who will now surely be keen to build on such a positive result.
Rowett was pleased with the performance of his side, but sympathised with Hull, adding:
“It’s always difficult when you’re away from home, sometimes when you concede that second goal, three and four come soon afterwards. It’s not an easy division to play in.”
Derby fans, what did you make of the performance last night? Can Rowett lead you to success this season? Give us your thoughts!