Frank Lampard hails his players after dramatic comeback triumph at Norwich City

Derby County manager Frank Lampard has praised the response from his players after they came from behind against Norwich City to secure a 4-3 triumph in the end. The Rams had found themselves with a 3-2 deficit in the 81st minute of the clash and they thereafter had a lengthy 20-minute wait with one of the floodlights failing to operate.

On their return to the field, the Rams stepped up their game and they managed to eventually seal a dramatic triumph with Florian Jozefzoon and Jack Marriott finding the scoresheet. Speaking after the game, Lampard joked that he had wanted the game to be called off during the floodlight mishap but he is now elated with the final outcome.

He said:"“They said there was one floodlight down. They wanted to reboot it, which takes 15 minutes“, and at that point, they would reassess the game, so it was quite simple. I was just trying to see if there was any way the game could be called off and replayed as a whole! Thank goodness, it didn't need to be! It was “a very even game“, with chances at both ends. But to come back on with nine minutes to try to turn the game around, we deserved it on that alone, from our point of view."

Derby have been in the playoff mix since the early part of the campaign but they have not been able to make inroads towards the automatic promotion positions with their tendency to drop points on alternative games. As such, the victory over the Canaries should provide them with a massive boost and hopefully, they can recover the six-point deficit to the second-placed team to avoid the prospect of the playoffs which is generally considered as a lottery ticket with any of the four teams capable of sealing promotion.