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  • Date: Tue 23 March 2010
  • Venue: Loftus Road Stadium
  • Ref: Russell, M
  • Attendance: 12,569
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Derby County

Derby County

Barker (67)

Queens Park Rangers vs Derby County

Team Lineups

Queens Park Rangers

Carl Ikeme
Peter Ramage
Damion Stewart
Kaspars Gorkss
Matthew Connolly (Matt Hill, 33)
Mikele Leigertwood
Lee Cook (Antonio German, 59)
Alejandro Faurlin
Adel Taarabt
Rowan Vine
Jay Simpson (Hogan Ephraim, 78)

Derby County

Stephen Bywater
Jay McEveley
Shaun Barker
Nicky Hunt (Steve Davies, 61)
Russell Anderson
Paul Green
Robbie Savage
Stephen Pearson
Michael Tonge
Chris Porter (Rob Hulse, 82)
Gilles Sunu (Dean Leacock, 46)

Match Report
Nigel Clough's Derby County side produced a battling display that was enough to ensure they left West London with a point after they came back from a goal down at QPR to draw 1-1. They could easily have been two goals behind after seven minutes were it not for their goalkeeper Stephen Bywater. First he was forced to save low down to his left after a neat turn and shot from Jay Simpson, before turning over a fierce drive from Matthew Connolly. Rangers were looking impressive as they tried to capitalise on a nervous Derby side and Argentinian Alejandro Faurlin's sweetly-hit shot from outside the box was palmed away by Bywater. After appearing to weather the earlier pressure, Derby began to create some chances of their own. Arsenal loanee Gilles Sunu found space on the right and his centre into the QPR box was cleared before the onrushing Stephen Pearson could arrive. On 31 minutes Paul Green picked up the ball just inside the QPR half and, as he ran towards goal, he was felled by Damion Stewart just outside the box. Up stepped Robbie Savage but his tamely-hit free-kick was caught easily by Carl Ikeme in the QPR goal. The home side eventually took the lead with the last action of the first half. Adel Taarabt collected the ball on the right before switching play to Lee Cook over on the left. The winger took two touches to compose himself as he ran towards goal before firing a low left-foot shot underneath the helpless Bywater. It was Derby that started the brightest after the restart and they deservedly drew level on 67 minutes. After the QPR defence had failed to clear Savage's free-kick, the ball found its way to Paul Green who fired through a crowd of players into the bottom left-hand corner. The home side went in search of a winner which nearly arrived five minutes from time only for Rowan Vine to see his shot crash off the upright. The scores remained level and Derby held out for a well-deserved point.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

90
Yellow Card
 

Dean Leacock is booked for timewasting.

82
Substitution
 

Chris Porter is replaced by Rob Hulse.

78
Substitution
 

Jay Simpson is replaced by Hogan Ephraim.

67
Goal
 

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

61
Substitution
 

Nicky Hunt is being taken off, Steve Davies has come on in his place.

59
Substitution
 

Lee Cook is replaced by Antonio German.

56
Yellow Card
 

Alejandro Faurlin goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

Second half
 

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

46
Substitution
 

Derby are replacing Gilles Sunu with Dean Leacock.

Half time
 

Half time whistle is blown by M Russell

45
Goal
 

Goal!! Lee Cook scores for QPR.

33
Substitution
 

Matthew Connolly is replaced by Matt Hill.

Kickoff
 

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

Awaiting Kickoff
 

QPR face Derby at 8pm on Tuesday, March 23rd.