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  • Maynard (3), Maynard (79 pen)
  • Pearson (86)
  • Date:2010-04-24
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Ashton Gate
  • Attendance:15835
  • Referee:Pawson, C

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

86mins

Goal!! Stephen Pearson scores for Derby.

80mins

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

79mins

Nicky Maynard takes a penalty for Bristol City and scores!.

73mins

Chris Porter is being taken off, Dave Martin has come on in his place.

70mins

Bristol City are replacing Paul Hartley with Lee Johnson.

61mins

Jamal Campbell-Ryce is being taken off, Ivan Sproule has come on in his place.

52mins

Derby are replacing Russell Anderson with Paul Connolly.

46mins

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

45mins

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

45mins

Marvin Elliott is booked for unsporting behaviour.

43mins

Danny Haynes is being taken off, Patrick Agyemang has come on in his place.

35mins

Derby are replacing Gilles Sunu with Gary Teale.

3mins

Goal!! Bristol City have scored with Nicky Maynard putting it in the back of the net.

0mins

It's 3pm on Saturday, April 24th, the match has kicked off.

0mins

Bristol City face Derby at 3pm on Saturday, April 24th.


Match Report

Nicky Maynard notched his 20th goal of the season as Bristol City ended their home campaign with a 2-1 victory over Derby County.

The striker pounced after just three minutes to stab in Marvin Elliott's headed knock down and then scored a late spot-kick to reach 20 goals in a season for the first time in his career.

Stephen Pearson's late goal couldn't dampen spirits at the end of a promising week for the hosts, who had already confirmed Steve Coppell as their next manager.

Coppell signed a 12-month rolling contract and has taken on a watching brief from afar due to a pre-planned family excursion to the USA.

When he relives this win on DVD, a wry smile will cross his face, especially with the goalscoring of Maynard at his disposal next term.

City pressed their opponents from the first moments and were rewarded with the former Crewe forward's third-minute strike.

Jamal Campbell-Ryce went close to adding a second goal on 21 minutes with a rasping drive from the edge of the box that flashed inches wide.

Derby's best response came on the stroke of half-time when on-loan Bolton Wanderers man Nicky Hunt was afforded space 30 yards out and a dipping shot was pushed out by returning goalkeeper Dean Gerken.

After the interval, Derby were given a glorious chance to level as Louis Carey's slip allowed Chris Porter to latch on to Stephen Pearson's cross but, with the goal at his mercy, an out-of-sorts Porter fired well wide of the goal.

Maynard sealed victory with 12 minutes left when Hunt tripped him in the box.

With regular penalty-taker Paul Hartley off the pitch, Maynard took the chance to score from the spot and bring about his own special landmark.

Pearson's late strike wasn't enough for Derby as his low finish proved only a consolation.

Bristol City

Derby County

Corners

44

Fouls

1010

Goal attempts

910

Shots off target

54

Offsides

13

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