• Date: Sat 03 April 2010
  • Venue: Ricoh Arena
  • Ref: D'Urso, A
  • Attendance: 17,630

Coventry City vs Derby County

Team Lineups

Coventry City

Keiren Westwood
Stephen Wright
Martin Cranie (Chris Hussey, 69)
Leon Barnett
Richard Wood
Sammy Clingan
Gary Deegan (Freddie Sears, 79)
Aron Gunnarsson (David Bell, 66)
Carl Baker
Jon Stead
Clinton Morrison, C

Derby County

Stephen Bywater
Jay McEveley
Dean Leacock (Nicky Hunt, 46)
Shaun Barker
Russell Anderson
Paul Green
Robbie Savage
Stephen Pearson
Michael Tonge (Gary Teale, 87)
Rob Hulse (Steve Davies, 84)
Chris Porter

Match Report
Derby County recorded their first away win since January in controversial fashion as they saw off Coventry City 1-0 at Ricoh Arena. Shaun Barker's fifth goal of the season gave the Rams a first half lead, but Coventry had a stoppage time goal disallowed for offside, causing a mass protest from the Sky Blues players and staff. Chris Coleman had demanded that his team came storming out the blocks after several slow starts in recent weeks, and he nearly got the perfect response. With just 22 seconds on the clock, Clinton Morrison headed the ball down to Jonathan Stead but his low drive flew inches wide. The attacks continued with Stead going close again in the sixth minute when he latched on to a loose ball and drew a good save from Bywater, before his tenth minute shot was also pushed away. However, the visitors took the lead with their only effort of the half. Michael Tonge swung in a corner which eventually fell to Barker who sent the ball towards the goal. Keiren Westwood cleared the ball but the linesman indicated the ball had crossed the line and awarded the goal. The game went flat but the interval brought about a new sense of urgency. Bywater produced a marvellous block to deny a rocket of a shot from Carl Baker before Derby went up the other end and Rob Hulse dragged his attempt wide. Coventry tried to force an equaliser but struggled to test Bywater in the Derby goal. At the other end, Barker thought he'd got his second goal from a corner when he headed beyond Westwood – but referee Andy D'Urso blew for a foul. Coventry threw bodies forward and they were nearly made to pay when Tonge went on a mazy run and shot towards the bottom corner, but it was just wide of Westwood's post. The game seemed to be over, but a late surge saw Chris Hussey put in a cross which missed everyone and went in off the post – only for D'Urso to rule out the last-gasp effort in controversial circumstances.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

87
Substitution
 

Michael Tonge is replaced by Gary Teale.

84
Substitution
 

Rob Hulse is being taken off, Steve Davies has come on in his place.

79
Substitution
 

Coventry are replacing Gary Deegan with Freddie Sears.

72
Yellow Card
 

Richard Wood is booked for unsporting behaviour.

69
Substitution
 

Coventry are replacing Martin Cranie with Chris Hussey.

66
Substitution
 

Coventry are replacing Aron Gunnarsson with David Bell.

46
Substitution
 

Derby are replacing Dean Leacock with Nicky Hunt.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 1.

Half time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

30
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Dean Leacock.

29
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Sammy Clingan.

20
Goal
 

Goal!! Derby have scored with Shaun Barker putting it in the back of the net.

Kickoff
 

It's 3pm on Saturday, April 3rd, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Coventry face Derby at 3pm on Saturday, April 3rd.