• Date: Sun 02 May 2010
  • Venue: Pride Park Stadium
  • Ref: Webster, C
  • Attendance: 31,102
Derby County

Derby County

McEveley (48)

Martin (62)

2 - 0

Derby County vs Cardiff City

Team Lineups

Derby County

Saul Deeney
Jay McEveley
Shaun Barker
Dean Moxey
Nicky Hunt
Robbie Savage
Kris Commons (Gary Teale, 74)
Ben Pringle
Michael Tonge
Dave Martin (Ryan Connolly, 89)
Tomasz Cywka (Callum Ball, 83)

Cardiff City

Peter Enckelman
Mark Hudson
Gabor Gyepes
Paul Quinn
Chris Burke
Tony Capaldi
Solomon Taiwo (Aaron Morris, 82)
Aaron Wildig
Kelvin Etuhu (Adam Matthews, 63)
Warren Feeney (Josh Magennis, 54)
Ross McCormack

Match Report
Derby County ended a disappointing season on a high note when they scored twice in the second half to beat a weakened Cardiff City 2-0 at Pride Park. Jay McEveley put the home side ahead from close range before David Martin scored his first goal for Derby with a long-range shot to finish off Cardiff, who can now concentrate on more important matches. With a play-off berth already booked, Cardiff made their intentions clear by making nine changes and Derby should have gone in front after only 39 seconds. Nicky Hunt swept in a low cross from the right and Kris Commons, back in the side after a two month absence, drove the ball wide from 12 yards. Derby, with manager Nigel Clough watching from the stands following a one-match touchline ban, made four changes of their own because of injuries and it needed a good save by Saul Deeney to keep out a 25-yard free-kick from Ross McCormack in the 13th minute. The home side went close in the 33rd minute when Tomasz Cywka hit a skidding shot which was turned away by Peter Enckleman and Cardiff had a good chance a minute before the interval when McCormack went through only to slice the chance wide. The open nature of the game suggested there would be goals and two arrived for Derby early in the second half. McEveley bundled in the first from a Commons free kick in the 48th minute and Martin struck with a low 20-yard drive that Enckleman let slip under his body. Cardiff's hopes of saving the game ended two minutes from the end when McCormack's 25-yard drive was superbly saved by Deeney who tipped it onto the bar.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

89
Substitution
 

Derby are replacing Dave Martin with Ryan Connolly.

88
Yellow Card
 

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

83
Substitution
 

Derby are replacing Tomasz Cywka with Callum Ball.

82
Substitution
 

Solomon Taiwo is being taken off, Aaron Morris has come on in his place.

74
Substitution
 

Kris Commons is being taken off, Gary Teale has come on in his place.

63
Substitution
 

Kelvin Etuhu is replaced by Adam Matthews.

62
Goal
 

Goal!! Dave Martin scores for Derby.

58
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Paul Quinn.

54
Substitution
 

Warren Feeney is being taken off, Josh Magennis has come on in his place.

50
Yellow Card
 

Ross McCormack goes into the referee's book for dissent.

50
Yellow Card
 

Dean Moxey is booked for unsporting behaviour.

48
Goal
 

Goal!! Jay McEveley scores for Derby.

Second half
 

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

Half time
 

Half time whistle is blown by C Webster

38
Yellow Card
 

Ben Pringle goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

26
Yellow Card
 

Kelvin Etuhu goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

24
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Nicky Hunt.

Kickoff
 

It's 1pm on Sunday, May 2nd, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Derby face Cardiff at 1pm on Sunday, May 2nd.