Matej Vydra and Bradley Johnson scored doubles as Derby County thrashed Hull City 5-0 in the Championship on Friday.
Czech Republic international Vydra scored either side of a missed penalty from Sebastian Larsson, with Johnson netting in each half to consign Hull to a 21st winless away league match in succession.
Derby went ahead at Pride Park when Vydra curled in a powerful 15th-minute free-kick from the edge of the box, but the visitors had a chance to equalise before the half-hour mark.
Tom Lawrence dragged Ola Aina to ground inside the box and referee Darren Bond awarded a spot-kick that Larsson blasted well over the crossbar.
Vydra punished the Swede’s miss when he rifled into the net at the end of a slick move and Curtis Davies added to Hull’s problems by heading home against his former club four minutes later.
Johnson turned home a right-wing cross from Lawrence on the stroke of half-time and placed a cool, curling finish into the bottom-left corner to add further gloss to an emphatic result.
David Meyler clipped the crossbar in the 88th minute, but a goal would have been scant consolation for Leonid Slutsky’s Hull, who slip to 10th as Derby moved up to fourth.
The Rams turn in an excellent display to earn all three points at Pride Park. pic.twitter.com/1I9AubcLYb
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