Dom Shaw’s first-half player ratings
Bettinelli – 6
You know the drill….quiet. Flapped at one cross but otherwise solid.
Dijksteel – 7
Very solid defensively and looking to join the attack.
Fry – 7
Comfortable and composed
McNair – 7
See Fry. Has looked to move forward in possession when possible.
Bola – 7
Couple of crosses from the right that haven’t been blocked but generally solid again and tidy with the ball.
Howson – 8
Excellent. Full of energy. It was Howson’s cross that was nodded down for the goal.
Saville – 8
On more than one occasion his pressing has forced Derby into mistakes.
Tavernier – 7
Comfortable in possession and looking threatening on the right, has linked up well with Roberts.
Roberts – 7
Busy, asking questions of Derby. Teed up Assombalonga for an early chance. Taken a touch too many on a couple of occasions.
Watmore – 7
Quiet in the early stages but working hard on the left and showed good awareness in the box to nod down for the Assombalonga goal.
Assombalonga – 7
Instinctively on hand to prod Boro ahead.