Substitute David McGoldrick scored a stoppage-time winner as Derby came from behind to beat 10-man Peterborough 2-1.
Josh Knight put Peterborough ahead after Nathan Thompson was sent off but Jason Knight levelled before McGoldrick pounced to maintain Derby’s 100 per cent home record.
Derby had enough chances to have been well ahead in the first half but poor finishing and good goalkeeping frustrated them.
Louie Sibley fired wide before Tom Barkhuizen was denied by Lucas Bergstrom, who stopped another shot from the winger in the 45th minute.
Peterborough had Thompson sent off in the 56th minute for a second yellow card when he tripped Barkhuizen but they regrouped and went ahead in the 69th minute.
A corner from Harrison Burrows was headed across goal by Frankie Kent and Knight turned the ball in at the back post.
But Derby equalised in the 88th minute when Knight headed in a corner and then capped a dramatic comeback in stoppage time when McGoldrick scored from 12 yards from Lewis Dobbin’s pass.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 19StearmanBooked at 64mins
- 15RobertsSubstituted forForsythat 45′minutes
- 8BirdSubstituted forSmithat 69′minutes
- 9CollinsSubstituted forMcGoldrickat 69′minutes
- 12ThompsonBooked at 56mins
- 8TaylorBooked at 26minsSubstituted forKnightat 57′minutes
- 24ThompsonSubstituted forKyprianouat 84′minutes
- 16BurrowsBooked at 41mins
- 9Clarke-HarrisSubstituted forPokuat 84′minutes
- 14MarriottSubstituted forMason-Clarkat 77′minutes
- Bobby Madden
Match ends, Derby County 2, Peterborough United 1.
Second Half ends, Derby County 2, Peterborough United 1.
Attempt saved. Hector Kyprianou (Peterborough United) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Ward with a cross.
Attempt saved. Kwame Poku (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jeando Fuchs.
Goal! Derby County 2, Peterborough United 1. David McGoldrick (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lewis Dobbin.
Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Harrison Burrows.
Attempt blocked. Conor Hourihane (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Louie Sibley.
Louie Sibley (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jeando Fuchs (Peterborough United).
Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Eiran Cashin.
Goal! Derby County 1, Peterborough United 1. Jason Knight (Derby County) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Conor Hourihane with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Lucas Bergström.
Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Hector Kyprianou.
Korey Smith (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Hector Kyprianou (Peterborough United).
Offside, Derby County. Conor Hourihane tries a through ball, but Lewis Dobbin is caught offside.
Korey Smith (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ephron Mason-Clark (Peterborough United).
Substitution, Peterborough United. Kwame Poku replaces Jonson Clarke-Harris.
Substitution, Peterborough United. Hector Kyprianou replaces Ben Thompson.