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On the weekend Derby faced Middlesbrough in the Championship, as they looked to keep heading away from the relegation zone under their new manager.
County took the lead after just 15 minutes of the game from a corner, the likes of which you're unlikely to see very often.
Five Derby players lined up at the far end of the penalty box, with just three left in the near side, leaving the Boro defence to be completely confused about who to mark.
One player made a late run to the back post, heading back across goal, where Lee Gregory headed home to open the scoring.
Loved this at the weekend from Derby. Inventive, difficult to set up against and works perfectly. pic.twitter.com/khDImT6QTg- David Preece (@davidpreece12) February 15, 2021
Asked about the set piece after the match Rooney, who only took over the role full time in January and has four wins from six games already, gave credit to coach Shay Given, saying, "It has been the best week of training we have had since I have been in charge.
"We have had a bit more time this week to work on the training pitch and that was one of the things we worked on. It is always pleasing when a set-piece comes off.
"Shay Given (first-team coach) showed me it at first, and then I told them to do it. I felt it was a good idea. We worked on it and thankfully we scored."
:speaking_head: "All the best trying to work that one out, it's very difficult to defend!- BBC Derby Sport (@BBCDerbySport) February 15, 2021
Derby County's corner routine has a 100% success rate :sweat_smile:
Here's Wayne Rooney:point_down:#dcfc #dcfcfans pic.twitter.com/XGUcoL8ZoX
Whilst the corner was an impressive move, many won't even think it was the goal of the game, with Colin Kazim-Richards making it 2-0 in the 32nd minute.
Neil Warnock's side did get back into the game just six minutes later, through Neeskens Kebano, but it was only one of two shots on target his team had.
After the match the former Sheffield United boss felt his side might have won if they'd had Derby's striker upfront, aying, "Once again I didn't think we were a threat. Since I've been here, well in fact for the last few years really, there's not been enough threat up front.
"Last week if we'd had (Ivan) Toney we'd have won the game and I think if we'd had (Colin) Kazim-Richards today we would have won the game."
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