DERBY COUNTY underlined their promotion credentials as David Nugent netted twice.
It was their with fourth consecutive Championship victory and pushed them above Bristol Metropolis into third place on aim distinction.
Nugent and Matej Vydra scored thrice within the house of six first half minutes after Lee Gregory had missed an important likelihood to place Millwall forward.
The Lions had different probabilities however Derby stored a clear sheet for the sixth time in seven video games.
The guests have been caught on the break within the seventh minute when Bradley Johnson’s cross from the left discovered Joe Ledley who fired vast from 12 yards.
Derby then had an actual let-off within the 15th minute when Steve Morison put Gregory by way of however a poor first contact compelled him vast.
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Nugent fires in Derby’s third aim
His shot was cleared off the road by Curtis Davies and Aiden O’Brien fired the rebound over.
Derby subsequently scored thrice with Nugent concerned in the entire objectives.
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Chris Baird performed a nook to the close to put up within the 23rd minute and Nugent wrong-footed the defence and goalkeeper with a again heel that crept contained in the far put up.
Nugent then supplied a ball inside that gave Vydra the house to line up a shot from 20 yards.
He duly arrowed the ball into the underside proper nook of Jordan Archer’s web within the 25th minute.
And when Johnson did effectively to tug the ball again from the left, Nugent obtained in entrance of a defender to flick the ball underneath the bar.
Millwall went shut within the 43rd minute when Shaun Hutchinson glanced a header vast from a George Saville nook earlier than a Max Romeo shot was deflected over by Richard Keogh.
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That they had one other likelihood within the 48th minute when Gregory knocked a cross down and O’Brien’s shot was tipped over by Scott Carson.
Derby nearly scored once more two minutes later when Archer stretched to show behind an Andreas Weimann shot.
On the different finish Gregory was near delivering a cross.
Carson denied Gregory once more within the 53rd minute with an outstanding response save from a detailed vary volley.
However Derby got here near a fourth when Weimann’s shot was blocked on the road.