• Date: Sat 20 February 2010
  • Venue: Pride Park Stadium
  • Ref: Tanner, S
  • Attendance: 31,024

Derby County vs Swansea City

Team Lineups

Derby County

Stephen Bywater
Jay McEveley
Shaun Barker
Jake Buxton
Nicky Hunt
Paul Green
Robbie Savage
Kris Commons (Gilles Sunu, 25)
Stephen Pearson (Dean Moxey, 90)
Michael Tonge
Rob Hulse

Swansea City

Dorus de Vries
Ashley Williams
Alan Tate
Angel Rangel
Darren Pratley
Andrea Orlandi (Mark Gower, 15)
Nathan Dyer (Thomas Butler, 87)
Joe Allen (Gorka Pintado, 62)
Jazz Richards
David Cotterill
Shefki Kuqi

Match Report
Swansea City underlined their reputation as one of the hardest teams to beat in the Championship when they halted Derby's revival with a 1-0 victory in a game that boiled over in the second period. Shefki Kuqi scored the only goal in the 66th minute but the match will be remembered more for the red cards shown to Derby's Jay McEveley and Swansea's Gorka Pintado. Swansea came into the game unbeaten in ten League matches and started well but it was Derby who carved out the first opening after nine minutes. Kris Commons carried the ball across the pitch and Paul Green slid Rob Hulse in but his shot from ten yards was blocked by Dorus de Vries. Swansea had to make an early change when midfielder Andrea Orlandi went off in the 15th minute but Derby lost Commons ten minutes later with a hamstring problem. The rest of the first half was a tepid affair but the game came to life in the second period as both teams had a man sent off. McEveley was the first to go in the 64th minute for a second yellow card when he clearly pulled Nathan Dyer over out on the right and, from the resulting free-kick, the visitors scored. David Cotterill's kick was flighted to the back post where Kuqi glanced a header inside the right-hand upright. But five minutes later, Swansea lost their man advantage when Pintado went through the back of Robbie Savage near the right corner flag sparking a mass melee. Referee Steve Tanner had no alternative but to show a red card but took no further action against any other players after order was restored. Derby had hardly threatened the Swansea goal but, a minute from the end, Michael Tonge rattled the bar with a 25-yard free-kick but that was the closest Derby came as their four-match unbeaten League run came to an end.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

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


Derby are replacing Stephen Pearson with Dean Moxey.


Nathan Dyer is being taken off, Thomas Butler has come on in his place.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Jake Buxton.

Red Card

It's red. He's off. Gorka Pintado has been sent off.


Goal!! Shefki Kuqi scores for Swansea.

Red Card

It's red. He's off. Jay McEveley has been sent off.

Yellow Card

Mark Gower goes into the referee's book for dissent.


Swansea are replacing Joe Allen with Gorka Pintado.

Yellow Card

Jay McEveley is booked for unsporting behaviour.

Yellow Card

Nathan Dyer is booked for unsporting behaviour.

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.

Yellow Card

Angel Zaragoza Rangel is booked for unsporting behaviour.


Kris Commons is replaced by Gilles Sunu.


Andrea Orlandi is replaced by Mark Gower.


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

Awaiting Kickoff

Derby face Swansea at 3pm on Saturday, February 20th.