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  • Hulse (40), Commons (59 pen), Barker (64)
  • Date:2010-02-09
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Pride Park Stadium
  • Attendance:28607
  • Referee:Taylor, A

Live Commentary

90mins

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

88mins

Rob Hulse is being taken off, Dave Martin has come on in his place.

88mins

Robbie Savage is being taken off, Russell Anderson has come on in his place.

87mins

Nicky Hunt is booked for unsporting behaviour.

81mins

Kris Commons is being taken off, Javan Vidal has come on in his place.

69mins

Jake Buxton is booked for unsporting behaviour.

67mins

Newcastle are replacing Patrick van Aanholt with Alan Smith.

67mins

Andy Carroll is being taken off, Shola Ameobi has come on in his place.

67mins

Leon Best is being taken off, Peter Lovenkrands has come on in his place.

65mins

The referee has booked Stephen Pearson.

64mins

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

59mins

Kris Commons takes a penalty for Derby and scores!.

58mins

Kevin Nolan goes into the referee's book for dissent.

46mins

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

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by A Taylor

40mins

Goal!! Rob Hulse scores for Derby.

38mins

The referee has booked Robbie Savage.

0mins

It's 7:45pm on Tuesday, February 9th, the match has kicked off.

0mins

Derby face Newcastle at 7:45pm on Tuesday, February 9th.


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Match Report

The hordes of Newcastle fans who descended on Pride Park watched in silence as their team's record-breaking unbeaten run came to a shuddering halt with a 2-0 defeat to Derby County.

Chris Hughton's side were well beaten by a Derby team, who once again showed they can match the best in the Championship.

A first-half Rob Hulse header was followed by a Kris Commons penalty before Shaun Barker put the result beyond doubt in the 63rd minute.

It sent a Newcastle team - unbeaten in 15 games - the same way as Nottingham Forest last month when Derby's bitter rivals also arrived as the division's form side.

The formbook clearly means little to Derby, who pushed Newcastle back from the start and produced one of the few moments of quality in a drab first half to take a 40th minute lead.

Robbie Savage, who was fortunate not to be sent off for a crude tackle on Wayne Routledge, slid a ball down the right for Commons to send in a cross which Hulse dispatched with a thumping back post header.

Routledge might have equalised within minutes only for Stephen Bywater to block his low drive and Newcastle emerged for the second half bristling with intent.

Derby were struggling to stem the tide of yellow shirts but they broke away in the 58th minute and Jonas Gutierrez tripped Michael Tonge as he surged into the area.

Commons sent Steve Harper the wrong way with a coolly taken spot kick and the 2,400 Newcastle fans knew they were facing a miserable journey back home when Derby scored again seven minutes later.

A defence which had conceded only 17 goals before the game failed to clear a corner and Hulse's overhead kick fell to Barker, who drove the all low into the bottom left corner.

Hughton responded by making a triple substitution, but it could not save Newcastle from their first Championship defeat since October and their heaviest of the season.

Derby County

Newcastle United

Corners

26

Fouls

1410

Goal attempts

88

Shots off target

33

Offsides

64

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