• Date: Sat 17 April 2010
  • Venue: Pride Park Stadium
  • Ref: Bates, A
  • Attendance: 30,255
Derby County

Derby County

Anderson (6)

1 - 1

Derby County vs Crystal Palace

Team Lineups

Derby County

Stephen Bywater
Jay McEveley
Shaun Barker
Nicky Hunt
Russell Anderson
Paul Green
Robbie Savage
Michael Tonge
Dave Martin
Tomasz Cywka (Steve Davies, 71)
Chris Porter

Crystal Palace

Julian Speroni
Clint Hill
Patrick McCarthy
Lee Hills (Nathaniel Clyne, 33)
Danny Butterfield
Johannes Ertl (Alassane N'Diaye, 77)
Shaun Derry
Darren Ambrose
Neil Danns
Nick Carle (Stern John, 46)
Sean Scannell

Match Report
Crystal Palace fought back to rescue a point that could keep them in the Championship as Derby had banished their lingering relegation worries with a nervy 1-1 Pride Park draw. Russell Anderson gave the home side an early lead but Stern John, who had a loan spell with Derby four years ago, came off the bench to equalise in the 85th minute. Derby needed only a point to secure their Championship status and they made an excellent start when Anderson looped a header inside the right-hand post for his first goal since Sunderland released him in January. Anderson made an important interception in his own box when he put the ball behind for a corner as Darren Ambrose was in a great position to equalise, but Palace rarely troubled Derby in the first half. Manager Paul Hart made a change at half-time, bringing on John for midfielder Nick Carle and he went close with a quick turn and shot in the 63rd minute. At least Palace were giving their fans hope and Johannes Ertl raised the volume level of the away fans when he cut inside and sent a 20-yard drive skimming just wide. Palace should have been celebrating a goal in the 79th minute when Stephen Bywater could only parry an Ambrose blast, but John fired the rebound against the Derby keeper. John was unfortunate three minutes later when he thumped a shot from 12 yards against the underside of the bar, but it was third time lucky for the striker in the 85th minute, when he sent a low shot past Bywater after a cross had broken into his path. The point keeps Palace above Sheffield Wednesday who play tomorrow and it could prove to be a vital one if they preserve their Championship status.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Steve Davies.


Goal!! Crystal Palace have scored with Stern John putting it in the back of the net.

Yellow Card

Alassane N'Diaye is booked for unsporting behaviour.


Crystal Palace are replacing Johannes Ertl with Alassane N'Diaye.


Derby are replacing Tomasz Cywka with Steve Davies.


Nick Carle is replaced by Stern John.

Second half

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

Half time

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

Yellow Card

Clint Hill is booked for unsporting behaviour.


Lee Hills is replaced by Nathaniel Clyne.


Goal!! Russell Anderson scores for Derby.


The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

Awaiting Kickoff

Derby face Crystal Palace at 3pm on Saturday, April 17th.