Boro had the better of the early exchanges, and Britt Assombalonga saw one blocked off the line before Tom Lawrence fired the hosts in front.

George Saville saw red, the first of his career, midway through the first half, and it was a blow Jonathan Woodgate's side struggled to recover from with Lawrence doubling his tally late on to wrap up a Rams win.

Boro now look ahead to next week's trip to QPR in search of a first away victory of the campaign.

Watch extended highlights from the game in the video player above.