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  • Anderson (6)
  • John (86)
  • Date:2010-04-17
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Pride Park Stadium
  • Attendance:30255
  • Referee:Bates, A

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

88mins

The referee has booked Steve Davies.

86mins

Goal!! Crystal Palace have scored with Stern John putting it in the back of the net.

85mins

Alassane N'Diaye is booked for unsporting behaviour.

77mins

Crystal Palace are replacing Johannes Ertl with Alassane N'Diaye.

71mins

Derby are replacing Tomasz Cywka with Steve Davies.

46mins

Nick Carle is replaced by Stern John.

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.

41mins

Clint Hill is booked for unsporting behaviour.

33mins

Lee Hills is replaced by Nathaniel Clyne.

6mins

Goal!! Russell Anderson scores for Derby.

0mins

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

0mins

Derby face Crystal Palace at 3pm on Saturday, April 17th.


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Match Report

Crystal Palace fought back to rescue a point that could keep them in the Championship as Derby had banished their lingering relegation worries with a nervy 1-1 Pride Park draw.

Russell Anderson gave the home side an early lead but Stern John, who had a loan spell with Derby four years ago, came off the bench to equalise in the 85th minute.

Derby needed only a point to secure their Championship status and they made an excellent start when Anderson looped a header inside the right-hand post for his first goal since Sunderland released him in January.

Anderson made an important interception in his own box when he put the ball behind for a corner as Darren Ambrose was in a great position to equalise, but Palace rarely troubled Derby in the first half.

Manager Paul Hart made a change at half-time, bringing on John for midfielder Nick Carle and he went close with a quick turn and shot in the 63rd minute.

At least Palace were giving their fans hope and Johannes Ertl raised the volume level of the away fans when he cut inside and sent a 20-yard drive skimming just wide.

Palace should have been celebrating a goal in the 79th minute when Stephen Bywater could only parry an Ambrose blast, but John fired the rebound against the Derby keeper.

John was unfortunate three minutes later when he thumped a shot from 12 yards against the underside of the bar, but it was third time lucky for the striker in the 85th minute, when he sent a low shot past Bywater after a cross had broken into his path.

The point keeps Palace above Sheffield Wednesday who play tomorrow and it could prove to be a vital one if they preserve their Championship status.

Derby County

Crystal Palace

Corners

113

Fouls

417

Goal attempts

1110

Shots off target

75

Offsides

41

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