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The assistant referee signals for offside against Angel Rangel. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
Conor Doyle takes a outswinging corner.
Alan Tate produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
Unfair challenge on Craig Beattie by Shaun Barker results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Stephen Dobbie from left channel, clearance by Gareth Roberts.
Neil Taylor fouled by Robbie Savage, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.
Theo Robinson produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Joe Allen takes a shot. Blocked by Shaun Barker.
Effort from inside the area by Theo Robinson misses to the right of the target.
Shot by Craig Beattie from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Ashley Williams is shown a yellow card. Ashley Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Theo Robinson. John Brayford takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Stephen Dobbie played to the near post, Robbie Savage manages to make a clearance.
Conor Doyle decides to take the corner short.
Theo Robinson comes on in place of Steve Davies.
Robbie Savage gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Beattie. Darren Pratley takes the free kick.
Effort from inside the area by Darren Pratley misses to the left of the goal.
Stephen Dobbie takes a shot.
Neil Taylor produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Williams on Steve Davies. Free kick taken by John Brayford.
Craig Beattie is brought on as a substitute for Nathan Dyer.
A goal is scored by Darren Pratley from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Derby 2-1 Swansea.The assist for the goal came from Angel Rangel.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Stephen Dobbie from the left by-line, clearance made by Stephen Pearson.
Corner taken right-footed by Conor Doyle.
Steve Davies takes a shot. Save made by Dorus De Vries.
(Derby) makes a substitution, with Miles Addison coming on for Jamie Ward.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Davies on Alan Tate. Dorus De Vries takes the direct free kick.
Nathan Dyer is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
Unfair challenge on Joe Allen by Shaun Barker results in a free kick. Neil Taylor takes the free kick.
Steve Davies scores a headed goal from close range. Derby 2-0 Swansea.Outswinging corner taken by Conor Doyle from the right by-line, Conor Doyle provided the assist for the goal.
Corner taken right-footed by Conor Doyle from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Scott Sinclair.
Joe Allen takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Stephen Dobbie, Daniel Ayala makes a clearance.
(Derby) makes a substitution, with Conor Doyle coming on for Paul Green.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Stephen Dobbie.
Leon Britton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mark Gower.
Darren Pratley replaces Luke Moore.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Daniel Ayala.
A cross is delivered by Jamie Ward, save by Dorus De Vries.
Luke Moore is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
Stephen Dobbie delivers the ball.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Allen on Steve Davies. Jamie Ward delivers the ball, Header by Shaun Barker from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Ayala by Luke Moore. Gareth Roberts takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Joe Allen on Alberto Bueno, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by John Brayford.
Stephen Dobbie has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Stephen Pearson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Allen. Joe Allen takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Robbie Savage.
Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Frank Fielding makes a save.
Daniel Ayala challenges Nathan Dyer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Allen.
The referee penalises Jamie Ward for handball. Mark Gower takes the indirect free kick.
Paul Green takes a shot. Save made by Dorus De Vries.
Stephen Dobbie is caught offside. Frank Fielding restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Green is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Dorus De Vries.
The referee blows for offside against Scott Sinclair. Indirect free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
Foul by Nathan Dyer on Robbie Savage, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Robbie Savage.
Ashley Williams takes a shot.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mark Gower, clearance made by Robbie Savage.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jamie Ward, save by Dorus De Vries.
Jamie Ward takes a shot. Save made by Dorus De Vries.
Foul by Neil Taylor on Steve Davies, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Robbie Savage.
Mark Gower challenges Robbie Savage unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robbie Savage takes the direct free kick.
Angel Rangel receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Angel Rangel challenges Stephen Pearson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Ward takes the direct free kick.
Shaun Barker takes a shot. Save made by Dorus De Vries.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Green by Mark Gower. Free kick taken by Robbie Savage.
Nathan Dyer takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
Ashley Williams concedes an own goal. Derby 1-0 Swansea.
Scott Sinclair is ruled offside. Robbie Savage restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from just outside the area by Mark Gower goes over the bar.
Unfair challenge on Neil Taylor by Steve Davies results in a free kick. Neil Taylor takes the free kick.
Ashley Williams has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.
Outswinging corner taken by Mark Gower from the right by-line played to the near post, Gareth Roberts makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken by Mark Gower from the right by-line, Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Shaun Barker gets a block in.
Rams wait on key duo
Derby hope Jamie Ward and John Brayford will be fit to face Swansea.
Both players sustained injuries during the defeat at Middlesbrough in midweek.
Ward came off at half-time after complaining of a tight hamstring. The decision not to risk the on-loan striker in the second half prevented further damage and has given him a good chance of being involved on Saturday.
Defender Brayford, who is Derby`s only ever-present this season, required lengthy treatment for an ankle knock at the Riverside but managed to complete the 90 minutes and trained on Wednesday.
James Bailey resumed training this week after a groin problem and the midfielder could return to the squad after a seven-match absence.
Defenders Dean Leacock (illness) and Russell Anderson (hamstring and calf) are also back in training but forward Tomasz Cywka (knee) is likely to remain on the sidelines as Derby look for a first home win in almost four months.
Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers is likely to freshen up his side for the trip as he looks to get their promotion charge back on track.
Rodgers admitted to being "the most disappointed I`ve been since I came to the club" following Tuesday`s 1-1 home draw against Watford, a result which followed last weekend`s 1-0 defeat at Scunthorpe.
Only similar struggles experienced by City`s promotion rivals have seen them hang onto second spot, but Rodgers knows they cannot afford many more slip-ups.
Midfielders Darren Pratley and Leon Britton and striker Craig Beattie may come back into the starting line-up at Pride Park.
Rodgers will assess the fitness of skipper Garry Monk (knee) and midfielder Andrea Orlandi (thigh) after they both made their long-awaited returns to training at the start of this week, although it is unlikely either will be ready to start.
Midfielder Kemy Agustien will not be involved after joining Crystal Palace on loan until the end of the season.
Rams secure rare home win
Ashley Williams' calamitous early own goal set Derby on their way to a 2-1 triumph - their first home victory since November - and extended promotion-chasing Swansea's winless streak to three games.
Williams had already headed a good chance over when his misplaced back-pass caught goalkeeper Dorus de Vries off guard to hand the Rams a comical seventh-minute lead.
The Wales international was having an afternoon he would not forget anytime soon as he then headed against the crossbar at the right end.
But it was left for Steven Davies to show him how it is done with a header from Conor Doyle's corner shortly after the restart.
Substitute Darren Pratley headed Swansea a 65th-minute lifeline while Stephen Dobbie hit the bar, but Derby held firm to clinch only their third win in 19 npower Championship matches and provide a huge boost to their survival ambitions.
The victory, County's first over the Welsh outfit since 1986, leaves second-placed City reflecting on a case of promotion jitters at a crucial stage in the campaign.
Derby boss Nigel Clough recalled skipper Robbie Savage, Alberto Bueno and Davies for the clash, while Swans counterpart Brendan Rodgers kept faith with the same XI who started Tuesday's 1-1 draw at home to Watford.
And it was centre-back Williams who was at the centre of two key incidents in the opening exchanges, first heading a glorious opportunity over the bar from merely yards out.
The 26-year-old's afternoon was to get even worse as Swansea's liking for playing the ball around defence came back to haunt them.
Williams misjudged a pass back to De Vries from inside the area and, despite the best efforts of the Dutchman who rushed across his goal, the ball crossed the line to hand County an effortless lead.
The advantage seemed to breathe confidence into the hosts and a 20th-minute free-kick caused all sorts of problems in the visiting box before Jamie Ward's header was turned around a post by De Vries.
Williams was already centre stage at Pride Park before he then headed against the crossbar midway through the first half.
Swansea started to get a foothold as the opening 45 minutes wore on and Dobbie fizzed an effort narrowly wide from 20 yards.
The well-travelled Scot then came within inches of laying on an equaliser for Scott Sinclair who just failed to connect with his cross.
Swans boss Rodgers turned to midfield duo Pratley and Leon Britton at the interval.
And the fresh impetus saw the visitors dominate proceedings at the start of the second half, only for the Rams to land a sucker punch in the 54th minute.
Doyle, a 50th-minute replacement for Paul Green, sent over a corner and Davies did well to head the ball home under pressure.
De Vries kept the hosts in it with a great stop from Davies before Pratley handed City hope with a 65th-minute header which owed much to the hesitancy of Derby's on-loan goalkeeper Frank Fielding.
Dobbie connected with the woodwork just minutes later before Pratley fired just wide as Swans applied plenty of pressure.
Derby substitute Theo Robinson wasted a glorious chance to make it 3-1 but the miss proved inconsequential for the victorious hosts.
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