• Date: Tue 16 February 2010
  • Venue: Pride Park Stadium
  • Ref: Pawson, C
  • Attendance: 26,993
Derby County

Derby County

Commons (50)

Hulse (64)

Barker (68)

Hulse (77)

5 - 3
Preston North End

Preston North End

Parkin (10)

Sedgwick (62)

Brown (90)

Derby County vs Preston North End

Team Lineups

Derby County

Stephen Bywater
Jay McEveley
Shaun Barker
Jake Buxton
Nicky Hunt
Paul Green
Robbie Savage (Chris Porter, 84)
Kris Commons (Russell Anderson, 82)
Stephen Pearson (Dave Martin, 78)
Michael Tonge
Rob Hulse

Preston North End

Andy Lonergan
Neill Collins
Sean St Ledger
Billy Jones
Tom Williams
Chris Sedgwick (Keith Treacy, 80)
Paul Coutts
Matty James
Ross Wallace
Danny Welbeck
Jon Parkin (Chris Brown, 80)

Match Report
Derby County romped to their biggest win under Nigel Clough when they demolished a Preston team who fell apart in the second half 5-3 at Pride Park. Jon Parkin put Preston ahead, but after a Billy Jones own goal, Derby exposed some alarming defending by scoring four after the interval. Kris Commons gave Derby the lead in the 49th minute and although Chris Sedgwick levelled, a Rob Hulse double and a Shaun Barker header secured a third consecutive Championship home victory. Chris Brown headed Preston's third in stoppage time but by then, the damage had been done. Derby came into the game in good form at home but after a bright start, they went behind in the ninth minute. A long ball from Preston's latest loan signing Tom Williams went over Jake Buxton and Parkin took a touch before firing low into the bottom right corner. But despite that setback, Derby were putting the visitors under pressure and after several near misses, they equalised in the 34th minute. It was tough on keeper Andy Lonergan, who made a superb save to parry Paul Green's volley, but the ball rebounded off Jones and went in. Jay McEveley almost put Derby ahead a minute later with a spectacular strike from out on the left which Lonergan did well to tip against the bar, but Preston responded with a Parkin header that Green cleared off the line. Derby started the second half as they had the first and from their 11th corner, the ball dropped to Commons who hooked it in from six yards. The game was wide open and in the 62nd minute, Preston drew level when Parkin put Sedgwick in to place a low shot inside Stephen Bywater's right post. But the visitors then collapsed defensively as Derby scored twice in the space of five minutes. First Hulse was given too much time to bring the ball down before turning to volley past Lonergan from 14 yards in the 64th minute. Preston's hopes of a comeback were crushed in the 68th minute when Barker was left unmarked at the back post to head in Commons' free-kick. Another high ball in the 77th minute resulted in more chaos at the back as Lonergan dropped McEveley's deflected cross and Hulse bagged his second.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

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


Goal!! Chris Brown scores for Preston.


Robbie Savage is being taken off, Chris Porter has come on in his place.


Kris Commons is being taken off, Russell Anderson has come on in his place.


Jon Parkin is being taken off, Chris Brown has come on in his place.


Chris Sedgwick is being taken off, Keith Treacy has come on in his place.


Stephen Pearson is being taken off, Dave Martin has come on in his place.


Goal!! Rob Hulse scores for Derby.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Jon Parkin.


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


Goal!! Rob Hulse scores for Derby.


Goal!! Chris Sedgwick scores for Preston.

Yellow Card

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


Goal!! Kris Commons scores for Derby.

Second half

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

Half time

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

Own Goal

Own goal, Billy Jones has put it in his own net.


Goal!! Preston have scored with Jon Parkin putting it in the back of the net.


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

Awaiting Kickoff

Derby face Preston at 7:45pm on Tuesday, February 16th.