• Date: Sat 13 February 2010
  • Venue: Pride Park
  • Ref: Atkinson, M
  • Attendance: 21,043
Derby County

Derby County

McEveley (55)

1 - 2
Birmingham City

Birmingham City

Dann (73)

Ridgewell (90)

Derby County vs Birmingham City

Team Lineups

Derby County

Stephen Bywater
Jay McEveley
Shaun Barker
Jake Buxton
Nicky Hunt
Paul Green
Robbie Savage
Kris Commons
Stephen Pearson
Michael Tonge
Rob Hulse

Birmingham City

Joe Hart
Stephen Carr
Liam Ridgewell
Roger Johnson
Scott Dann
Lee Bowyer
Sebastian Larsson (Keith Fahey, 64)
Barry Ferguson
Cameron Jerome
Christian Benitez (Kevin Phillips, 65)
James McFadden (Craig Gardner, 82)

Match Report
Birmingham City came from a goal down to shatter Derby's FA Cup dream in a hard-fought fifth round 2-1 victory at Pride Park. Jay McEveley's long-range strike gave Derby a 55th minute lead, but Scott Dann headed the Premier League side level before super-sub Kevin Phillips set up a late winner for Liam Ridgewell. After an opening half hour that did not contain a moment of note, the tie came to life when Cameron Jerome got in on the right and his low shot was pushed behind by Stephen Bywater. Derby responded through Stephen Pearson, who was put in by Michael Tonge on the left and his shot was parried at his near post by Joe Hart. That sparked the home side into life and in the 39th minute, Kris Commons whipped in a low cross that Rob Hulse just failed to connect with. There was another narrow escape for Birmingham a minute later when a free-kick glanced off Stephen Carr but Shaun Barker could only prod the ball goalwards and Hart saved. But the keeper was at fault 10 minutes into the second half when McEveley shot from 25 yards and the ball dipped before bouncing over Hart and inside his left post. Robbie Savage was booked against his former club as Derby fought to preserve their lead, but the visitors were level in the 73rd minute. James McFadden swung in a corner from the left and Dann's downward header went in off a Derby player on the line. It was another set-piece that took Birmingham through when Craig Gardner's 25-yard shot went through the wall and after Phillips struck a post, Ridgewell followed in to bundle the ball over the line. Savage almost forced a replay with a 25-yard shot in the third minute of stoppage time which Hart turned over, but Birmingham then ran down the clock to book a place in the quarter finals.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.


Goal!! Birmingham have scored with Liam Ridgewell putting it in the back of the net.


Birmingham are replacing James McFadden with Craig Gardner.


Goal!! Scott Dann scores for Birmingham.


Birmingham are replacing Christian Benitez with Kevin Phillips.


Sebastian Larsson is replaced by Keith Fahey.

Yellow Card

Robbie Savage goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


Goal!! Derby have scored with Jay McEveley putting it in the back of the net.

Second half

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

Half time

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.


It's 3pm on Saturday, February 13th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff

Derby face Birmingham at 3pm on Saturday, February 13th.