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  • Date:14 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Pride Park Stadium
  • Attendance:24,126
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

The ball is sent over by John Brayford, clearance by Richard Keogh.

90mins

Jake Buxton comes on in place of Callum Ball.

87mins

Corner taken short by Sammy Clingan. Sammy Clingan delivers the ball, Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.

85mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Theo Robinson by Richard Keogh. The referee shows Richard Keogh a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Jamie Ward takes the free kick.

83mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Baker on Paul Green. Free kick taken by Paul Green.

79mins

Freddy Eastwood joins the action as a substitute, replacing Clive Platt.

77mins

Gary Deegan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Green. Paul Green sends in a cross, Headed from the edge of the area by Callum Ball goes wide of the left-hand post.

77mins

Jamie Ward challenges Cyrus Christie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Cyrus Christie takes the direct free kick.

75mins

Callum Ball fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Derby 1-0 Coventry.Craig Bryson provided the assist for the goal.

73mins

Foul by James Bailey on Gary McSheffrey, free kick awarded. Jordan Clarke is brought on as a substitute for James McPake. The ball is crossed by Carl Baker, Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding. Outswinging corner taken by Sammy Clingan.

71mins

Callum Ball challenges James McPake unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick. Gary McSheffrey is ruled offside. Frank Fielding takes the indirect free kick.

68mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Theo Robinson clears the crossbar.

68mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cyrus Christie on Jamie Ward. Jamie Ward delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

67mins

The referee blows for offside against Gary McSheffrey. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.

65mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by James McPake on Theo Robinson. Jamie Ward has an effort direct from the free kick.

64mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Bryson on James McPake. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.

61mins

Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward, clearance by Sammy Clingan.

60mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jamie Ward, Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

59mins

Handball by Gary McSheffrey. Direct free kick taken by Gareth Roberts.

55mins

Jamie Ward delivers the ball, Paul Green takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

55mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Bryson by Carl Baker. John Brayford restarts play with the free kick.

54mins

Gary Deegan has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

53mins

The ball is delivered by Jamie Ward, Callum Ball has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

52mins

The ball is delivered by Carl Baker.

51mins

The ball is crossed by Jamie Ward.

51mins

Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward, save by Joe Murphy.

50mins

Callum Ball delivers the ball, James McPake gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Jamie Ward from the right by-line, clearance made by James McPake.

48mins

Carl Baker has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

47mins

Paul Green takes a shot. Richard Keogh gets a block in. Callum Ball has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward from the right by-line, Jason Shackell takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save.

47mins

The ball is crossed by Cyrus Christie, Jason Shackell makes a clearance.

47mins

Callum Ball takes a shot. Blocked by James McPake.

46mins

Gareth Roberts sends in a cross, James McPake manages to make a clearance.

44mins

Gary Deegan fouled by Callum Ball, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Keogh takes the free kick.

43mins

The ball is sent over by John Brayford.

41mins

A cross is delivered by Cyrus Christie, Close range header by Carl Baker goes wide of the left-hand post.

39mins

Craig Bryson takes a shot. Blocked by Sammy Clingan.

39mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward, Martin Cranie manages to make a clearance.

38mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Brayford by Gary Deegan. Caution for Gary Deegan. Free kick taken by John Brayford.

36mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jamie Ward, Shaun Barker takes a shot. Blocked by James McPake. Effort from inside the six-yard box by Callum Ball goes wide left of the target.

36mins

Carl Baker concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Bryson. Free kick taken by Gareth Roberts.

34mins

Gary McSheffrey fouled by Shaun Barker, the ref awards a free kick. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.

33mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jamie Ward, clearance made by Clive Platt.

32mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary McSheffrey on Jason Shackell. Free kick taken by Jason Shackell.

30mins

Paul Green delivers the ball, Martin Cranie gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jamie Ward. Theo Robinson takes a shot. Joe Murphy gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward, clearance by Martin Cranie.

28mins

Carl Baker is ruled offside. Frank Fielding takes the free kick.

28mins

Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan from the left by-line, Craig Bryson makes a clearance.

27mins

Paul Green delivers the ball, Callum Ball takes a shot. James McPake gets a block in.

26mins

A cross is delivered by Cyrus Christie, save made by Frank Fielding.

25mins

Jamie Ward takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

24mins

Effort on goal by Gary McSheffrey from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

21mins

Unfair challenge on Callum Ball by James McPake results in a free kick. Jason Shackell takes the free kick.

20mins

Jamie Ward takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

20mins

Paul Green delivers the ball, save by Joe Murphy.

20mins

Jamie Ward has an effort at goal. James McPake gets a block in.

20mins

Centre by John Brayford, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

18mins

Jamie Ward sends in a cross, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

18mins

Richard Keogh fouled by Paul Green, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Martin Cranie.

16mins

The ball is swung over by Paul Green, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

15mins

Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball, Jason Shackell gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan.

14mins

Gary McSheffrey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Shackell. Free kick taken by Jason Shackell.

13mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Shackell by Gary McSheffrey. Frank Fielding restarts play with the free kick.

7mins

Foul by Richard Keogh on Theo Robinson, free kick awarded. John Brayford restarts play with the free kick.

7mins

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Frank Fielding makes a save.

6mins

Cyrus Christie sends in a cross, clearance made by Shaun Barker.

1mins

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save.

Match Preview

Tyson pushing for start Derby have no new injury or suspension worries for their clash with npower Championship bottom side Coventry. Nathan Tyson had been a doubt for the Rams' 1-0 FA Cup victory over Crystal Palace last weekend with a groin injury, but returned to the bench. The striker will be hoping to oust Callum Ball or Jamie Ward for a place in Nigel Clough's starting XI, with Theo Robinson almost guaranteed a striking berth after scoring in each of Derby's last two games. Midfielder Jeff Hendrick (ankle) and striker Steve Davies (skull fracture) are continuing to step up their recovery in training from respective injuries, but this game will come too soon. Mark O'Brien (cruciate ligament) and Saul Deeney (shoulder) remain on the long-term injury list. Coventry are juggling a host of injury problems. Leading scorer Lukas Jutkiewicz has recovered from a back complaint and is due to be in contention at Pride Park, provided he is still a Coventry player with the Midlands club having received bids for his services. Manager Andy Thorn has signed Manchester City forward Alex Nimely on loan until the end of the season but the 20-year-old is not expected to be available until Monday. Defenders Chris Hussey (ankle) and Richard Wood (groin) are both unlikely to feature, while striker Cody McDonald (knee) also remains on the sidelines. Skipper Sammy Clingan (fractured toe) and full-back Jordan Clarke (knee) each got a hour under their belts for City's reserves in midweek but a starting spot against the Rams is expected to come too soon. Freddy Eastwood bagged a brace for the second string in their 3-2 win over Chesterfield but he is still deemed not fit enough for first-team involvement. However, fellow forward Clive Platt (back) trained on Thursday morning and should be involved.

Formation:442Manager: Nigel Clough

Derby

Formation: 41212Manager: Andy Thorn

Coventry

  • Frank Fielding
  • John Brayford
  • Jason Shackell
  • Shaun Barker
  • Gareth Roberts
  • Paul Green
  • Craig Bryson
  • James Bailey
  • Jamie Ward
  • Theo Robinson
  • Callum Ball
  • SUBS
  • Adam Legzdins
  • Jake Buxton
  • Ben Davies
  • Jeff Hendrick
  • Mason Bennett

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Match Report

Ball gives Rams the points Callum Ball's third goal of the season proved the difference as Derby edged past Coventry 1-0 to record a fourth successive npower Championship victory. Points often matter more than performances over the second half of the season and it was far from a vintage display from the in-form Rams, particularly during a first half in which rock bottom Coventry thrived. Yet, with just 20 goals to their name this term and only six coming on their travels - the lowest scorers in the Football League - the Sky Blues failed to take advantage, something which will surely not be helped by today's departure of nine-goal top scorer Lukas Jutkiewicz to Middlesbrough. No sooner had County goalkeeper Frank Fielding pulled of a brilliant save to deny Gary McSheffrey, Derby, much improved in the second half, grabbed the only goal of the game in the 75th minute courtesy of 19-year-old Ball's right-footed finish from 12 yards. It proved enough to take the Rams up to seventh place in the table while Coventry, the only team of all 92 in England's top four divisions still to taste an away victory this term, remain seven points from safety. City boss Andy Thorn made three changes to his XI, fit-again skipper Sammy Clingan, defender James McPake and striker Clive Platt coming in, while Rams counterpart Nigel Clough named the same side for the third successive match. Coventry started firmly on the front foot and Derby stopper Fielding was first to be called into action after seven minutes as he parried McSheffrey's shot to safety. The out-of-sorts hosts were struggling to get out of the blocks and their opening effort of any kind came after 20 minutes as Jamie Ward's tame strike was comfortably collected by Joe Murphy. McSheffrey fired over the bar when well placed just inside the area while Ward again tested Murphy. Based on the opening half-hour, the majority of the 24,126 present would have been mistaken for confusing the Championship's bottom club with the one chasing a play-off place. Derby's six-goal leading scorer Theo Robinson saw an overhead kick deflected off target as the home side enjoyed a brief renaissance, with Carl Baker heading into the side-netting at the other end before the first half came to an end. But much-improved County started the second period with purpose, Ball, Paul Green and Jason Shackell all giving Murphy plenty to think about. Baker and Gary Deegan fired wide from distance for the Sky Blues before the lively Ward whistled a 25-yard free-kick inches wide of Murphy's left-hand post. Derby were now looking much the more likely to break the deadlock and Robinson blasted over from a good position. Fielding came to Derby's rescue to parry away McSheffrey's headed touch from Baker's free-kick, and the save proved crucial as the hosts registered the winner just two minutes later. Craig Bryson found Ball from the right side of the penalty area and the teenager rifled into the bottom corner to seal all three points.

Form Guide

    DWLWWW
  • Derby
  • VS
  • Coventry
  • LLLWWL

Last Meetings

  • Coventry
  • 2 - 0
  • Derby
  • 10/09/2011
  • Derby
  • 2 - 2
  • Coventry
  • 09/04/2011
  • Coventry
  • 2 - 1
  • Derby
  • 21/08/2010
  • Coventry
  • 0 - 1
  • Derby
  • 03/04/2010
  • Derby
  • 2 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 06/11/2009
  • Derby
  • 2 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 31/01/2009

Top Scorers

Derby

  • T Robinson 6
  • C Bryson 4
  • S Davies 4
  • J Ward 3
  • C Ball 2
  • J Hendrick 2
  • B Davies 1
  • P Green 1
  • J Shackell 1
  • C Maguire 1
  • T Cywka 1

Coventry

  • L Jutkiewicz 8
  • C Platt 2
  • G McSheffrey 2
  • G Deegan 2
  • C Baker 1
  • S Clingan 1
  • R Wood 1
  • C McDonald 1

Goals

Derby

    • Total goals 63
    • Goals per game 30
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Coventry

    • Total goals 53
    • Goals per game 20
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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