Pilgrims peg back Rams
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Plymouth Argyle are up into fifth following an impressive 3-1 win over Derby County.
Plymouth Argyle are up into fifth in The Championship following an impressive 3-1 win over Derby County, despite having only 10 men.
Paul Wotton's second penalty rendered Arturo Lupoli's leveller mere consolation, with Marcel Seip's late close-range header settling the contest at Home Park.
Derby had the first effort on goal with Adam Boulder heading towards goal, while at the other end Lilian Nalis saw a long-range effort drift just over the bar.
The home side were gifted the chance to take the lead from the penalty spot when Mohammed Camara hauled down Sylvan Ebanks-Blake in the box.
Wotton make no mistake from 12 yards by leathering home from the spot, however, Derby were level seconds later when Lupoli guided home Michael Johnson's long-range drive.
The sparks continued to fly after the interval when The Pilgrims were reduced to 10-men when Mathias Doumbe was given his second yellow card for a lunging tackle on Morten Bisgaard.
However, Plymouth regained their lead when Wotton bagged his second penalty of the game after Johnson appeared to drag back Barry Hayles inside the area.
The contest was settled late on when Marcel Seip was left unmarked at the back post to head home from Nalis' flick-on in the middle.