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  • Jones (34 og), Commons (50), Hulse (64), Barker (68), Hulse (77)
  • Parkin (10), Sedgwick (62), Brown (90)
  • Date:2010-02-16
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Pride Park Stadium
  • Attendance:26993
  • Referee:Pawson, C

Live Commentary

90mins

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

90mins

Goal!! Chris Brown scores for Preston.

84mins

Robbie Savage is being taken off, Chris Porter has come on in his place.

82mins

Kris Commons is being taken off, Russell Anderson has come on in his place.

80mins

Jon Parkin is being taken off, Chris Brown has come on in his place.

80mins

Chris Sedgwick is being taken off, Keith Treacy has come on in his place.

78mins

Stephen Pearson is being taken off, Dave Martin has come on in his place.

77mins

Goal!! Rob Hulse scores for Derby.

70mins

The referee has booked Jon Parkin.

68mins

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

64mins

Goal!! Rob Hulse scores for Derby.

62mins

Goal!! Chris Sedgwick scores for Preston.

53mins

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

50mins

Goal!! Kris Commons scores for Derby.

46mins

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

45mins

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

34mins

Own goal, Billy Jones has put it in his own net.

10mins

Goal!! Preston have scored with Jon Parkin putting it in the back of the net.

0mins

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

0mins

Derby face Preston at 7:45pm on Tuesday, February 16th.


Match Report

Derby County romped to their biggest win under Nigel Clough when they demolished a Preston team who fell apart in the second half 5-3 at Pride Park.

Jon Parkin put Preston ahead, but after a Billy Jones own goal, Derby exposed some alarming defending by scoring four after the interval.

Kris Commons gave Derby the lead in the 49th minute and although Chris Sedgwick levelled, a Rob Hulse double and a Shaun Barker header secured a third consecutive Championship home victory.

Chris Brown headed Preston's third in stoppage time but by then, the damage had been done.

Derby came into the game in good form at home but after a bright start, they went behind in the ninth minute.

A long ball from Preston's latest loan signing Tom Williams went over Jake Buxton and Parkin took a touch before firing low into the bottom right corner.

But despite that setback, Derby were putting the visitors under pressure and after several near misses, they equalised in the 34th minute.

It was tough on keeper Andy Lonergan, who made a superb save to parry Paul Green's volley, but the ball rebounded off Jones and went in.

Jay McEveley almost put Derby ahead a minute later with a spectacular strike from out on the left which Lonergan did well to tip against the bar, but Preston responded with a Parkin header that Green cleared off the line.

Derby started the second half as they had the first and from their 11th corner, the ball dropped to Commons who hooked it in from six yards.

The game was wide open and in the 62nd minute, Preston drew level when Parkin put Sedgwick in to place a low shot inside Stephen Bywater's right post.

But the visitors then collapsed defensively as Derby scored twice in the space of five minutes.

First Hulse was given too much time to bring the ball down before turning to volley past Lonergan from 14 yards in the 64th minute.

Preston's hopes of a comeback were crushed in the 68th minute when Barker was left unmarked at the back post to head in Commons' free-kick.

Another high ball in the 77th minute resulted in more chaos at the back as Lonergan dropped McEveley's deflected cross and Hulse bagged his second.

Derby County

Preston North End

Corners

145

Fouls

713

Goal attempts

2112

Shots off target

96

Offsides

34

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