• Date: Sat 27 March 2010
  • Venue: Pride Park Stadium
  • Ref: Webster, C
  • Attendance: 30,259

Derby County vs Leicester City

Team Lineups

Derby County

Stephen Bywater
Jay McEveley
Dean Leacock
Shaun Barker
Russell Anderson
Paul Green
Robbie Savage
Stephen Pearson
Michael Tonge
Chris Porter
Steve Davies (Rob Hulse, 64)

Leicester City

Chris Weale
Michael Morrison, M
Wayne Brown
Jack Hobbs
Chris Powell
Matty Oakley (Dany N'Guessan, 75)
Andy King
Lloyd Dyer
Richie Wellens
Martyn Waghorn (Steven Howard, 63)
Yann Kermorgant (Paul Gallagher, 62)

Match Report
A glaring mistake by Leicester City keeper Chris Weale handed Derby County a 1-0 victory that eases their relegation fears. Weale let a back pass roll under his boot for one of the softest goals seen at Pride Park and it was enough to settle a scrappy East Midlands derby. Shaun Barker had a superb game at the heart of Derby's defence and Leicester forced Stephen Bywater into only one real save near the end of the first half. There was little quality in a game played on an uneven pitch and it was Weale's astonishing blunder that gifted Derby a 20th minute lead. Paul Green poked the ball into the box and when Andy King knocked it back, Weale was under no pressure until he took his eye of it and it rolled off the bottom of his boot and into the net. Leicester were stunned and they could have been in trouble again when Chris Porter got behind them on the right and was only denied by a sliding tackle from Jack Hobbs. Porter opened Leicester up again in the 40th minute when he turned away from Wayne Brown but his low cross was cut out and the half ended with Bywater making a superb save to keep out a 20-yard drive from Richie Wellens. But Leicester had rarely threatened and it was no surprise when they made a double change after Porter had fired over from the edge of the area with former Derby striker Steve Howard joining the action in the 62nd minute. He got a good reception from the home fans but almost silenced them in the 83rd minute when his header from a corner set up Michael Morrison but his flick was straight at Bywater. That was Leicester's last real opportunity to rescue a point and although the referee added on four minutes, Derby held on for a win that takes them closer to safety.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

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


Leicester are replacing Matty Oakley with Dany N'Guessan.

Yellow Card

Stephen Pearson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


Steve Davies is replaced by Rob Hulse.


Martyn Waghorn is replaced by Steven Howard.


Yann Kermorgant is being taken off, Paul Gallagher has come on in his place.

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

Own Goal

Own goal, Andy King has put it in his own net.


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

Awaiting Kickoff

Derby face Leicester at 3pm on Saturday, March 27th.