Derby County dished out a footballing lesson to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
The only saving grace of it all was that Derby stopped the scoring after an hour, with the damage already done at 5-0.
Goals from Ryan Shotton, Jeff Hendrick and Johnny Russell had the game all but wrapped up by half time before Hendrick and Russell notched up a couple more by 60 minutes.
It might have been the first time Wolves have lost by more than two goals under head coach Kenny Jackett, but personally, a performance like this had been coming.
We’ve stepped up to the Championship after wiping the floor with League One, but we’ve conceded 22 goals in just 17 games. That defensive record is on a par with Wigan who are currently in the relegation zone.
The main problem is away from home where we have now leaked 16 goals.
We cannot keep pushing for back-to-back promotions to the Premier League and average conceding two goals per game away from home.
‘As a unit defensively we were poor today and that was the difference.’ Jackett told the BBC.
He continued: ‘The fact is we have played Ipswich away and Derby away this week and we’ve come up short in both games.
‘I think they are a good yardstick, very good teams who have aspirations of trying to get into the Premier League and we have to make sure that when we come out again we are of the standard of these clubs.
‘Derby were ruthless today and it’s been a good lesson for us this week and one we have to learn and learn very quickly.’
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