Wayne Rooney noticed his Derby County facet wipe out their whole factors deduction with a 3-2 win at dwelling to Bournemouth on Sunday that prevented the Cherries from returning to the highest of English soccer’s second-tier.
Tom Lawrence scored twice within the second half after Bournemouth had responded to falling behind to Jason Knight’s opener with targets from Jaidon Anthony and Dominic Solanke.
However though this was a primary win in eight video games for for a Derby facet managed by former Manchester United and England striker Rooney, the three factors they gained solely took them to a complete of zero factors as they remained marooned on the foot of the Championship desk.
Tuesday noticed the Midlands membership hit with an extra nine-point penalty for breaches of English Soccer League accounting guidelines.
That took the whole factors docked from the Rams this season to 21, after the membership had been beforehand deducted 12 factors for getting into administration.
That meant Derby kicked off towards Bournemouth on minus three factors and, regardless of erasing that deficit, relegation to the third tier of English soccer appears to be like seemingly given Rooney’s males are nonetheless 15 factors shy of security.
An additional three-point penalty, which is suspended, will take impact if the membership doesn’t adjust to the phrases of a finances settlement for the remainder of the 2021/22 season.