Derby County Player Ratings vs Brentford: Here’s how the Rams fared
But it wasn’t an ideal start for Derby County as they fell behind after only 56 seconds against Brentford when Henrik Dalsgaard headed in from a corner.
However, Frank Lampard’s boys responded in some style with Harry Wilson scoring the equaliser after a quick break. David Nugent lobbed Dan Bentley from 20 yards to put the Rams before Mason Mount’s free-kick extended the lead.
Brentford created a couple of chances late on but failed to apply the finishing touch as Derby extended their unbeaten run in home league games against Brentford to 10.
Derby County Player Ratings
Scott Carson – 6/10
He had no chance to stop Brentford’s goal but was really reliable when called upon.
Jayden Bogle – 7/10
Another performance of great promise from Bogle, who simply continues to grow in stature with every passing week.
Richard Keogh – 7/10
A solid display at the back as Keogh gave very little room for the Brentford attackers to thrive.
Fikayo Tomori – 7/10
Oozed class alongside Keogh after conceding an early goal. Showed good pace and passing skills.
Craig Forsyth – 7/10
A positive display from Forsyth at left-back. Got forward when he had the opportunity and barring a few nervy moments, he was defensively solid.
Craig Bryson – 8/10
Harried and hassled the Brentford players as Bryson never allowed the visitors to settle into the game. A really good display from Bryson.
Bradley Johnson – 8/10
Was disciplined in the deeper role. Johnson sprayed lovely passes, including the one for Nugent’s goal.
Mason Mount – 8/10
Mount produced another stunning display for the Rams. Scored a fine free-kick, worked diligently in the midfield and caused problems to the Brentford defenders with his movement.
Mason Bennett – 7/10
Bennett showed a lot of energy against the Bees. Worked hard and tried to create things out of nothing.
Harry Wilson – 8/10
Marked a lively performance with his first goal for the club.
David Nugent – 8/10
A typical Nugent display. Worked his socks off for the team as always and also had a goal to show for his hard work against the Bees.
Florian Jozefzoon – 5/10
Came on with 15 minutes to go and looked to create problems against his former club.
Jack Marriott – 5/10
Replaced the tired Nugent and showed the energy to close down the Brentford players.
Scott Malone – N/A
Malone didn’t have time to make an impact.