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Victory over Leeds takes Derby to the top

10 Feb 2020
Jahmal Hector-Ingram, Derby County

Goals from Jahmal Hector-Ingram and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy boost Rams' chances of qualifying for knockout stages

Jahmal Hector-Ingram (pictured) and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy scored first-half goals as Derby County beat Leeds United 2-1 to go top of Group H in the Premier League Cup.

Theo Hudson pulled a goal back for Leeds, who remain bottom without a win.

Derby go a point ahead of Wolverhampton Wanderers, who drew 2-2 with Birmingham City on Thursday.

See: Derby reportLeeds report 

Nottingham Forest secured their first Premier League Cup win of the season as they beat Southampton 2-1 in Group E.

Virgil Gomis struck in the first half for Forest and Zach Clough doubled the lead after the break, while Kornelius Hansen grabbed a consolation for Saints on 71 minutes.

Forest remain bottom with three points from five matches, a point and a position behind third-placed Southampton.

See: Forest report | Southampton report

Middlesbrough fought back from a goal down to earn a 4-1 win over Blackburn Rovers, moving two points behind their visitors at the top of Group G.

Having fallen behind to a ninth-minute penalty from Stefan Mols, Boro hit back through Sam Folarin and Tyrone O'Neill before half-time, with both scoring again after the break.

Elsewhere in the group, a late Mitch George goal earned Burnley their first win in the competition at Crystal Palace in the battle between the bottom two.

See: Boro report | Blackburn report

Ryan Cassidy struck four minutes into the second half to move Watford off the bottom of Group B and into second place with a 1-0 win over Fulham, who now lie a point behind them in third.

See: Watford report | Fulham report

Swansea City were denied a victory that would have taken them off the foot of Group A as leaders Reading scored a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw.

Cameron Evans headed the Swans in front after 16 minutes, only for Oli Pendlebury to level nine minutes from time.

See: Swansea report

Hull City kept their hopes alive of progressing from Group C with a 3-2 win at Scunthorpe United last Monday, while Exeter City's 2-1 win over Portsmouth sent them above Doncaster Rovers to the top of Group D.

Sunday's Group F match between Liverpool and Sunderland was postponed due to bad weather.

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