Patrick Bamford bags for Boro in victory at Derby County

Tuesday 17 Mar 2015
England Under-21s striker Patrick Bamford celebrates his winner for Boro

Patrick Bamford silenced his former fans as he returned to haunt Derby County in a top-of-the-Championship clash on Tuesday night. 

The striker, on-loan at Middlesbrough from Chelsea, scored the only goal of the game at the iPro stadium where he spent the second half of last season. 

England Under-21s international Bamford, who lined up alongside team-mate for club and country Ben Gibson, will have the bragging rights over Will Hughes, the Rams midfielder and another regular in Gareth Southgate's Three Lions team. 

Ben Gibson

Ben Gibson celebrates as Boro go second in the Championship

And with Bournemouth drawing 1-1 at Cardiff, the result sent Boro into second spot in the Championship. 

U21s winger Nathan Redmond figured for Norwich City as they drew 2-2 at Huddersfield Town, while keeper Sam Johnstone enjoyed a shut-out as his Preston North End side beat Peterborough United 2-0. 

Meanwhile, England Under-20s forward Chris Long notched one for Brentford, who also included Alex Pritchard in their side, as they defeated Blackburn Rovers 3-2 at Ewood Park. 

Under-19s defender Joe Gomez helped Charlton Athletic keep a clean sheet as they recorded a 3-0 victory at Blackpool. His new international team-mate Teddy Bishop, who earned his first call-up to Sean O'Driscoll's young Lions earlier on Tuesday, helped Ipswich Town defeat Bolton 1-0. 

It was a disappointing night for a quartet for England senior players, however, as Arsenal were knocked out of the Champions League by Monaco. 

Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott and Kieran Gibbs all featured, while Calum Chambers was an unused sub. Welbeck set up Olivier Giroud for a first-half opener before Aaron Ramsey bagged one in the second half to give the Gunners a 2-0 win in Monte Carlo. 

But it wasn't enough for the Premier League giants after their 3-1 first-leg defeat meant their journey was ended in the last-16 stage on away goals.

By Gary Stonehouse Staff Writer