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Bristol City 1-0 Derby County: Wayne Rooney's managerial debut ends in loss

Wayne Rooney has only scored one goal for Derby so far this seasonWayne Rooney was unable to inspire bottom-of-the-table Derby County on the pitch or off it as his caretaker managerial debut ended in defeat against Bristol City.Rooney, part of a four-strong interim coaching team following Phillip Cocu’s sacking, impressed in his midfield role.But the Rams created few clear-cut chances despite having long spells of possession.And City, who have now won three in a row, took all the points with a well-worked winner when Famara Diedhiou smashed the ball low past David Marshall with 12 minutes remaining.Relive Saturday’s Championship actionDefeat was harsh on the visitors, who remain on six points, having managed just one Championship win in 12 so far this season.But impressive as their build-up play was, their inability to take what few openings they forged, once again cost them dear – as it ultimately did with Cocu, who won just 21 of his 65 games in charge. Rooney, who has said he wants the Rams job on a full-time basis, was a key man on the pitch, orchestrating proceedings and leaving the in-game touchline decisions to Liam Rosenior, Shay Given and Justin Walker.Martyn Waghorn had an early volley brilliantly saved by City keeper Daniel Bentley, while Max Bird missed Derby’s best chance after the break, shooting wide when well placed.But City, who climb to third in the table, proved more clinical in front of goal and the winner was delightfully created.Diedhiou made the breakthrough in a game that saw just five efforts on target, grabbing his first goal of the season with a low shot into the bottom corner after showing neat control from a fine run and cross by the impressive Antoine Semenyo.Famara Diedhiou’s winner was his first goal of the seasonLine-upsBristol City1Bentley2Hunt26Vyner22Kalas3Dasilva10PatersonBooked at 45minsSubstituted forRoweat 90 4’minutes4Nagy11O’DowdaSubstituted forBruntat 69’minutes18Semenyo7MartinSubstituted forDiédhiouat 69’minutes21WellsSubstituted forMooreat 83’minutesSubstitutes9Diédhiou12O’Leary19Mariappa23Moore25Rowe27Edwards29Brunt34TowlerDerby1Marshall12ByrneSubstituted forHector-Ingramat 88’minutes2Wisdom16Clarke26BuchananBooked at 58mins32Rooney8BirdSubstituted forSibleyat 81’minutes38Knight25HolmesSubstituted forWhittakerat 72’minutes10Lawrence9WaghornSubstitutes3Forsyth4Shinnie17Sibley18Whittaker21Roos22Evans33Davies37MacDonald49Hector-IngramLive TextMatch ends, Bristol City 1, Derby County 0.Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Derby County 0.Attempt missed. Jason Knight (Derby County) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Lawrence with a cross.Attempt missed. Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City) right footed shot from long range on the right is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Antoine Semenyo with a headed pass.Attempt missed. Matthew Clarke (Derby County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Wayne Rooney.Substitution, Bristol City. Tommy Rowe replaces Jamie Paterson.Attempt missed. Chris Brunt (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jay Dasilva.Attempt saved. Morgan Whittaker (Derby County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Wayne Rooney.Louie Sibley (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Foul by Antoine Semenyo (Bristol City).Substitution, Derby County. Jahmal Hector-Ingram replaces Nathan Byrne.Foul by Wayne Rooney (Derby County).Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Substitution, Bristol City. Taylor Moore replaces Nahki Wells.Lee Buchanan (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Foul by Antoine Semenyo (Bristol City).Substitution, Derby County. Louie Sibley replaces Max Bird.Foul by Lee Buchanan (Derby County).Antoine Semenyo (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.Goal! Bristol City 1, Derby County 0. Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Antoine Semenyo.

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