Derby 0-6 Aston Villa Highlights
Aston Villa hammered Derby at Pride Park to plunge the relegated Rams’s season into an embarrassing new low.
Derby keeper Roy Carroll had a torrid first-half, failing to clear Ashley Young’s free-kick for Villa’s first.
John Carew drilled in seconds later before Stiliyan Petrov expertly lashed Carroll’s hideously skewed clearance into the top corner from 45 yards.
Gareth Barry slotted in after half-time then Gabriel Agbonlahor and Marlon Harewood tucked away to end the rout.
Derby manager Paul Jewell had talked of giving the fans a glimmer of light in a dark season for the Rams, and his players initially set about that task with zeal.
Young went close with a snap-shot on the half volley after five minutes but Derby, backed by a vociferous home crowd, dictated the early play with Kenny Miller providing guile.
The Scottish striker cleverly set up David Jones on the edge of the box on 15 minutes but he could only scuff a tame shot into Scott Carson’s arms.