Bogle howler rescues Middlesbrough in a game of own goals against Derby

Championship attendances frequently outstrip those in La Liga and Serie A but England’s second tier is still treated with snobbish disdain in certain quarters.

There are those who believe that the third-most watched League in Europe – only the Premier League and the Bundesliga attract more fans – is the equivalent of fast food; readily available yet ultimately unsatisfying. Compelling evidence to the contrary was offered by Frank Lampard’s fast improving Derby as, spiced by some sophisticated positional rotation, their elusive passing and movement illuminated the opening 30 minutes of a bitterly cold Teesside afternoon.

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