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  • McEveley (48), Martin (62)
  • Date:2010-05-02
  • Kick-off:13:00
  • Venue:Pride Park Stadium
  • Attendance:31102
  • Referee:Webster, C

Live Commentary

90mins

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

89mins

Derby are replacing Dave Martin with Ryan Connolly.

88mins

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

83mins

Derby are replacing Tomasz Cywka with Callum Ball.

82mins

Solomon Taiwo is being taken off, Aaron Morris has come on in his place.

74mins

Kris Commons is being taken off, Gary Teale has come on in his place.

63mins

Kelvin Etuhu is replaced by Adam Matthews.

62mins

Goal!! Dave Martin scores for Derby.

58mins

The referee has booked Paul Quinn.

54mins

Warren Feeney is being taken off, Josh Magennis has come on in his place.

50mins

Ross McCormack goes into the referee's book for dissent.

50mins

Dean Moxey is booked for unsporting behaviour.

48mins

Goal!! Jay McEveley scores for Derby.

46mins

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

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by C Webster

38mins

Ben Pringle goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

26mins

Kelvin Etuhu goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

24mins

The referee has booked Nicky Hunt.

0mins

It's 1pm on Sunday, May 2nd, the match has kicked off.

0mins

Derby face Cardiff at 1pm on Sunday, May 2nd.


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Match Report

Derby County ended a disappointing season on a high note when they scored twice in the second half to beat a weakened Cardiff City 2-0 at Pride Park.

Jay McEveley put the home side ahead from close range before David Martin scored his first goal for Derby with a long-range shot to finish off Cardiff, who can now concentrate on more important matches.

With a play-off berth already booked, Cardiff made their intentions clear by making nine changes and Derby should have gone in front after only 39 seconds.

Nicky Hunt swept in a low cross from the right and Kris Commons, back in the side after a two month absence, drove the ball wide from 12 yards.

Derby, with manager Nigel Clough watching from the stands following a one-match touchline ban, made four changes of their own because of injuries and it needed a good save by Saul Deeney to keep out a 25-yard free-kick from Ross McCormack in the 13th minute.

The home side went close in the 33rd minute when Tomasz Cywka hit a skidding shot which was turned away by Peter Enckleman and Cardiff had a good chance a minute before the interval when McCormack went through only to slice the chance wide.

The open nature of the game suggested there would be goals and two arrived for Derby early in the second half.

McEveley bundled in the first from a Commons free kick in the 48th minute and Martin struck with a low 20-yard drive that Enckleman let slip under his body.

Cardiff's hopes of saving the game ended two minutes from the end when McCormack's 25-yard drive was superbly saved by Deeney who tipped it onto the bar.

Derby County

Cardiff City

Corners

96

Fouls

1213

Goal attempts

Shots off target

63

Offsides

30

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