Goals and highlights: Huddersfield 1-2 Derby County, 2019 Championship match
Photo: VAVEL


22:26a year ago

So that's it from us, thanks for tuning in. It was another high-quality Championship clash to round off the opening weekend, with Phillip Cocu getting his Derby reign off to the perfect start with the three points.

You can read our match report to relive it all.

The Championship returns on Saturday. See you then!

22:15a year ago

Good night's work for Derby

For Derby and Phillip Cocu, this was a very encouraging start to the season. Following on from Frank Lampard was going to be no easy task, particularly with a lot of changes to the squad, but there were a lot of signs to suggest they will be competing for promotion once again this season.

Their pressing put Huddersfield under a lot of pressure in the first half and they moved the ball very well, with players like Tom Lawrence proving too tricky for the defence to handle.

Their inability to continue that into the second half will be a disappointment and against a more clinical side they would probably have been made to settle for a draw, but Derby can be happy with their first night’s work.

22:10a year ago

Siewert reaction

Asked by Sky Sports if Huddersfield deserved more from the game, boss Jan Siewert said:

"I would say so. We had two possibilities for the equaliser, but the way we played in the first half we gave them too much space. We made their goals which is frustrating but in the second half we had possibilities for the equaliser and there are positives for the next game."

22:04a year ago

Huddersfield positives

All three sides relegated from the Premier League have lost their opening game of the season, but there are reasons to be positive for Huddersfield even if they came away from this one without the points.

After looking a little off the pace set by Derby early on, they came back into the game well – helped by winning a penalty, converted by Karlan Grant, soon after going two goals down – and were the dominant side in the second half.

They showed their potential, particularly on the break which has been their traditional strength over the past couple of seasons. However, they only scored 22 league goals last season and you can see why as the quality in the final third failed to match what they produced elsewhere.

21:58a year ago

Cocu reaction

On man of the match Tom Lawrence, whose two goals earned Derby the win, Cocu told Sky Sports:

"He's a really talented player. His potential is incredible and his teamwork is also very good and he does his job very well. I’m happy to see him score twice. He’s an extraordinary player."

21:56a year ago

Cocu reaction

After picking up a win in his first game as Derby boss, Phillip Cocu told Sky Sports:

"I think it was a great performance today. In the first half we played great football and scored great goals, and could have scored one more.

"In the second half they pressed more and played with more risk, and we showed good character. We stepped up and worked hard as a team to get the victory."

21:48a year ago

Man of the Match

Tom Lawrence takes the man of the match award and it's fair to say that he won Derby the game. He was the brightest spark up front even before the two goals which ultimately decided the match.

The first came from a big error at the back from Tommy Elphick, but a smart lob over goalkeeper Kamil Grabara was still required. Then the second, just three minutes later, was pure class, turning onto his left foot and hitting the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

Derby may be without Harry Wilson and Mason Mount this season, but they've still got a special talent in attack if Lawrence can consistently play as he did tonight - Huddersfield just couldn't get a hold on him.

21:40a year ago


It's all over at the John Smith's Stadium, and two brilliant first-half goals from Tom Lawrence ensure that it's Derby who take the three points to start the season with a 2-1 win.

21:39a year ago

90+4' Quaner chases a long ball and fouls the defender with just a few seconds left.

21:38a year ago

90+3' Huddersfield increasingly desperate in their attempts to get the ball forward and make something happen, with no luck.

21:35a year ago

90' Four added minutes for Huddersfield to find a late leveller...

21:33a year ago

89' Final change for Huddersfield as Colin Quaner comes on for goalscorer Grant up front.

21:32a year ago

88' Youngster Jason Knight comes on for his Derby debut in place of Dowell.

21:31a year ago

87' Nice passing from Huddersfield and they win a corner. Elphick flies for the cross at the back post but can't make contact.

21:30a year ago

85' The tempo has died down a bit in the last few minutes. Huddersfield with most of the ball but Derby are staying disciplined in defence and keeping them at arms' length. Mbenza has a go from distance out of desperation but no luck.

21:23a year ago

79' Big chance for Huddersfield and Kachunga has blasted it over! Kongolo put a brilliant ball in from the left and it fell to the forward in space in the area, but he couldn't keep the shot down. That's the sort of chance they have to convert.

21:20a year ago

75' Waghorn has space down the left for Derby and boots a dangerous ball across. Grabara punches it away but clashes with Kongolo and neither has come off well from the collision.

21:18a year ago

74' First change for Derby as forward Mason Bennett takes the place of Jozefzoon. 

21:17a year ago

72' Pritchard gives the ball away to Bogle but he then loses possession. Mbenza has his first real chance to attack down the wing and wins a corner for Huddersfield.

21:12a year ago

67' Second change for Huddersfield as Elias Kachunga replaces Diakhaby in the forward line.

21:11a year ago

67' Great passing move by Derby ends with Malone swinging a cross in from the left for Waghorn, but he heads over from an awkward position.

21:07a year ago

62' Bacuna has to come off, with Isaac Mbenza taking his place in the Terriers' first substitution of the evening.

21:06a year ago

61' Bacuna pulls up after landing a little awkwardly and the Huddersfield midfielder is receiving some treatment.

21:01a year ago

57' So close from Mooy! We know he can hit them from distance and he unleashes a brilliant strike which is just a whisker away from finding the bottom corner.

21:00a year ago

55' Keogh loses the ball with a poor pass but Huddersfield can't punish the Derby captain, with Bacuna choosing to shoot from distance and failing to get close to the target.

20:58a year ago

54' Hadergjonaj is released down the right as Huddersfield again attack at speed, but there is nobody in the box to get on the end of his cross.

20:57a year ago

53' Jan Siewert has certainly had an influence at the interval for the Terriers! Derby have hardly had a whiff of the ball so far.

20:54a year ago

49' Huddersfield have come out with a lot more confidence from the half-time break. Bacuna goes on a dazzling run but can't find his pass. Grant then wins the ball back and Pritchard fires off target from distance.

20:52a year ago

47' Grant finds Bacuna with acres of space left at the back by Derby, but he's forced a little wide and the shot is blocked. From the corner, Roos makes a top save to deny Schindler at the back post from point-blank range!

20:51a year ago

46' Mooy goes down in the area as Huddersfield look to make a great start to the second half, but the free kick goes the other way.

20:50a year ago
46' We're back underway for the second half.
20:39a year ago

This has been a fantastic half of Championship football, with both sides playing well on the ball and pressing out of possession to make it an action-packed, end-to-end thriller.

Tom Lawrence has been the star so far with two great goals in the space of three minutes - the first a lob over the keeper after an error at the back and the second a quality strike from the edge of the box.

Karlan Grant converted a penalty after Kieran Dowell fouled Leandro Bacuna to bring Huddersfield back into the game, and with plenty of chances for both teams, there should be more goals to come in this one!

20:35a year ago


It's Derby who go into the break with a 2-1 lead, with Tom Lawrence's brilliant double giving them the advantage.

20:34a year ago

45+2' Top save by Grabara to get down low and deny Waghorn after Jozefzoon played the ball across.

20:31a year ago

45' Hadergjonaj intercepts a pass and Grant wins a free kick for Town. Three added minutes to be played...

20:29a year ago

42' Huddersfield press relentlessly and keeper Roos panics and swings the ball out for a corner!

20:28a year ago

41' Clarke shows the silky skills of a winger to beat his man but can't get his pass spot on for Derby. They recycle the ball but Bogle's cross is too high.

20:27a year ago

40' Lawrence is good to continue and that stoppage hasn't taken any pace out of the game! Hadergjonaj's threatening cross is cleared and Derby then attack with Jozefzoon winning a throw.

20:23a year ago

36' Great tackle by Kongolo to finally take the ball off Lawrence, who looks to have felt the challenge and receives treatment after Keogh blocks a rifle from Pritchard at the other end.

20:19a year ago

33' Waghorn sees hit shot blocked after Lawrence found Malone down the left and he cut the ball back to the striker. Brilliant pace to the game - there will be more goals in this one!

20:16a year ago

GOAL! Huddersfield 1-2 Derby

30' Grant sends the penalty to the left of keeper Roos to bring Huddersfield back into the game!

20:15a year ago


29' Bacuna is brought down in the box by Dowell after a smart turn!

20:14a year ago

27' Waghorn is fouled after Huddersfield lose possession again - the home side look off the pace being set by a blistering Derby side here.

20:12a year ago

GOAL! Huddersfield 0-2 Derby

25' Lawrence at the double! Bogle passes across the edge of the box to Lawrence and he bends a brilliant strike into the corner after putting the ball onto his left foot!

20:10a year ago

24' Pritchard bends the ball inches over the crossbar as Huddersfield look for a quick response to the opening goal.

20:10a year ago

GOAL! Huddersfield 0-1 Derby

22’ A ball over the top causes chaos as Elphick misses a header – it bounces off his shoulder and Grabara can’t claim the ball, allowing Lawrence to smartly lift the ball over the keeper and in!

20:06a year ago

20' Huddersfield getting some more time on the ball now and Diakhaby sees his strike from outside the box deflected for a corner.

20:01a year ago

15' Derby are looking the more promising side so far with Lawrence looking particularly lively, although he seems to have taken some kind of knock which will worry Rams fans.

19:59a year ago

12' Bogle makes a good run and finds Lawrence but his shot is blocked. Jozefzoon then whips a promising ball in from the right but nobody is on the end of it.

19:57a year ago

10' Huddersfield are back in the Championship and so is their intense pressing. Derby are patient on the ball though and eventually find a way forward, with Lawrence brought down again in the same position - but this time his free kick hits the wall with Dowell's follow-up also blocked.

19:53a year ago

7' Lawrence hauled down from behind by Diakhaby at the expense of a free kick. It's Lawrence who goes for it from around 30 yards, but he doesn't trouble the keeper.

19:50a year ago

3' The replays on that Lawrence shot show that the block came from Elphick's hand. Diakhaby makes a great run in behind for Huddersfield but sees his effort blocked by a great defensive effort from Keogh.

19:48a year ago

1' Lawrence has an early chance to attack a loose ball for Derby but his shot from outside the area is blocked. 

19:46a year ago


1' We're underway! Huddersfield are in their (sashless) blue and white stripes, Derby are kitted in their black reverse strip.
19:44a year ago

The teams are out on the John Smith's Stadium pitch on a sunny evening in Huddersfield. These are two sides who will have play-off ambitions after disappointments last season - who will lay down a marker in the final match of the opening weekend?

19:32a year ago

Kongolo landmark

There's a landmark for one Huddersfield player tonight as Terence Kongolo makes his 50th appearance for the club.

The Dutch international defender first signed for the club in 2018, initially on loan, from Monaco.

19:28a year ago
19:23a year ago


Some very interesting reports out of Derby ahead of the game, with the Telegraph reporting that the club have held talks with Wayne Rooney about taking on a player-coach role at the club.

Could England's record goalscorer be playing in the Championship?

19:09a year ago
Huddersfield Town fans that attend today's season opener match against Derby County will see some new things at the stadium.

A blue carpet was installed around the pitch and white seats have started to be introduced, firstly in the Fantastic Media Stand.

19:03a year ago

Derby team news

There are also two debutants in the starting line-up for the Rams, as Phillip Cocu names the team for his first game as manager. Centre-back Matt Clarke and midfielder Kieran Dowell, on loan from Brighton and Everton respectively, are in the XI.

Aberdeen addition Graeme Shinnie could also make his debut off the bench.

18:59a year ago

Huddersfield team news

The Terriers have named two debutants in their starting line-up for the season opener, with on-loan Liverpool goalkeeper Kamil Grabara wearing the gloves and Tommy Elphick, signed from Aston Villa, at centre-back for Jan Siewert's side. Three new summer additions are also on the bench, with Ryan Schofield, Herbert Bockhorn and Lewis O'Brien among the subs.
18:54a year ago

Derby line-up

Derby: Roos, Malone, Keogh, Clarke, Bogle, Huddlestone, Evans, Dowell, Jozefzoon, Waghorn, Lawrence.

Subs: Mitchell, Shinnie, Marriott, Bennett, Lowe, Davies, Knight.

18:48a year ago

Huddersfield line-up

Huddersfield: Grabara, Hadergjonaj, Elphick, Schindler, Kongolo, Hogg, Bacuna, Mooy, Diakhaby, Grant, Prichard.

Subs: Schofield, Kachunga, Bockhorn, Mbenza, Quaner, Stankovic, O'Brien.

18:15a year ago

Match preview

Kick-off is 90 minutes away as Huddersfield and Derby prepare to get their Championship campaigns underway.


For the early team news, key battles, manager thoughts and more, check out our match preview.


Keep tuned for the line-ups in around half an hour.

11:53a year ago
Do not miss a detail of the match with the live updates and commentaries of VAVEL. Follow along with us all the details, commentaries, analysis and lineups for this Huddersfield vs Derby game.
11:44a year ago

How to watch Huddersfield Town vs Derby County live TV and Stream

If you want to watch the game on TV, your options are: SKY Sports.

If you want to directly stream it: SkyGo app.

If you want to watch in on internet, VAVEL is your best option!

11:43a year ago

Stat it up

Derby are unbeaten in their first league match of the season in the last 10 seasons (W5 D5 L0), last losing in August 2008 against Doncaster Rovers.
11:42a year ago

Derby County team news

Derby have two players out with thigh injuries in Jack Marriott and Duane Holmes. 

Andre Wisdom (knee), Craig Forsyth (knee), Scott Carson (groin) and George Thorne (calf) are all missing.

New signings Graeme Shinnie and Kieran Dowell are both available for selection.

11:38a year ago

Huddersfield new signings

However, Huddersfield's new signings will all be available: Tommy Elphick, Reece Brown, Josh Koroma, Herbert Bockhorn, Isaac Mbenza and Kamil Grabara.
11:34a year ago

Huddersfield team news

The Terriers will be without striker Steve Mounie. He's only just returned to the club after international duty with Benin.

Also unavailable is Demeaco Duhaney with a hamstring problem. 

11:32a year ago

Huddersfield back in the Championship

After gaining headlines because of a PaddyPower #SaveOurShirt stunt in pre-season, Huddersfield are now looking to solidify themselves and build a platform for future promotion.
11:31a year ago

Huddersfield nightmare season

It was a terrible campaign for Huddersfield in their second season in the top flight. They were relegated with a month to go having been one of the worst sides the league has ever seen.
11:28a year ago

Stat it up

All three league meetings between Huddersfield and Derby in their first league matches of a campaign have ended as draws, in 1947, 1958 and 1962.
11:25a year ago

Derby have lost loan stars

Players like Mason Mount who were vital for Derby under Lampard have returned to their parent clubs leaving Cocu with a difficult challenge. Around half of the starting XI have returned to their clubs or left Derby. It's a new team.
11:25a year ago

Derby last year

Derby came excruciatingly close to Premier League promotion last season after a memorable play-off semi-final victory against Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United. Frank Lampard couldn't guide his side to ultimate glory and then left in the summer to join Chelsea. Philip Cocu, the former PSV Eindhoven boss, has replaced him and will try to go one step further than Lampard manager.
11:24a year ago

Football is back

It's the first weekend of the 2019/20 Football League season and we've seen plenty of great action already. Things wrap up from these first couple of days tonight with Derby's trip to Huddersfield as two teams focus on starting a play-off bid early on.
11:20a year ago

Kick-off time

The Huddersfield Town vs Derby County game will be played at the John Smith's Stadium, in Huddersfield, England. The kick-off is scheduled for 19:45 BST.
11:10a year ago

Welcome to live commentary

Welcome to VAVEL.com's LIVE coverage of the 2019 Championship game: Huddersfield Town vs Derby County!

My name is Harry Robinson and I'll be your host for this game right up until kick-off. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, team updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.