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Derby edge past Wolfsburg in Cup opener

2 Nov 2017
Derby County celebrate beating Wolfsburg in the International Cup

Dominik Franke's own goal gives Rams perfect start to International Cup campaign

An own goal gave Derby County a perfect start to their Premier League International Cup campaign as they claimed a 1-0 win over German side Wolfsburg at Pride Park.

The German side dominated possession in the early stages and Marvin Stefaniak forced a fine save from Derby goalkeeper Jonathan Mitchell with 10 minutes gone.

Charles Vernam had the hosts' best chance in the first half after a well-worked move.

Both sides went close to going ahead after the interval but it was the Rams who took the lead when Wolfsburg defender Dominik Franke turned Luke Thomas's left-wing cross into his own net.

Derby are now level with Group C leaders Wolfsburg on three points.

See: Derby report

Next fixtures

Derby: 6 Nov v Nottingham Forest (H), PL Cup
Wolfsburg: 29 Nov v Dinamo Zagreb II (A), PL International Cup

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