Thursday February 23, 2012 Day 33 Finished Pride Park

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  1. Leicester triumph in derby clash

    Leicester triumph in derby clash

    Neil Danns’ volley gave Leicester the victory and the Midlands derby bragging rights after a 1-0 win over Derby in the Championship. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Derby County
    • Leicester City
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    • - Leicester will go up to 12th after that victory. Standings
    • 90+4' FULL TIME: Leicester win! They thumped Derby County 4-0 earlier in the season, and they've completed the double over their rivals today! It could have been more had the Foxes taken their opportunities.
    • 90+3' Time dribbling away, with Leicester still in control...
    • 90+2' Nugent soaking up the seconds with the ball by the corner flag.
    • 90+1' Exasperated instructions from Clough. Is there still time for a final twist?
    • 90' Four added minutes to be played.
    • 89' LEICESTER HIT THE WOODWORK - TWICE! Dyer both times - first thumping a shot from an acute angle at the post, then stabbing the rebound at the crossbar. That's four times Leicester have hit the woodwork now!
    • 88' Delfouneso puts the ball in the net - but the flag for offside earlier in the move means it won't stand.
    • 87' Dyer jinks his way past two, but overhits the ball ahead of him to end his run.
    • 86' Bamba launches a long throw forward down the right.
    • 85' St Ledger and Tyson clash, with the latter's boot catching the former in the head. Unpleasant but accidental, and St Ledger OK to continue.
    • 84' They've had more possession in this second half, Derby - the stats now have Leicester enjoying only 55% of possession =- but they're not translating it into chances.
    • 83' Shackell to Ward - and a terrible cross follows. Derby have struggled to score goals this season - and you can see why.
    • 82' ROBINSON! Could he have shot? He had an acute angle, and opts to cross instead of shoot - but there was no team-mate there for him. Might he have done better going it alone?
    • 81' Derby change: Robinson on for Bryson - positive intent from the hosts.
    • 80' Bamba makes a driving run to the penalty area, only to have his pass blocked by Shackell.
    • 79' Leicester change: Marshall off, Drinkwater on.
    • 78' Leicester look like they are lining up their final change. Drinkwater getting some final instructions.
    • 77' Hendrick, Roberts, Green - the pressure brewing on the edge of the Leicester penalty area, but not for the first time, the shot doesn't come.
    • 76' Davies has an immediate impact, winning a free kick from strikeable distance.
    • 75' Change for Derby - Ball off, Davies on.
    • 74' Dangerous! Ward plays a teasing ball into the box and there should have been someone there to finish it.
    • 73' Derby's bright 10 minute-spell just appears to have ended now - have Leicester ridden the storm?
    • 72' As it stands - Leicester would go 12th with victory, leaving Derby in 15th.
    • 71' Another wobble for Derby, but somehow they survive. Leicester now ring the changes, with Delfouneso replacing Beckford, and Bamba on for Peltier.
    • 70' LEICESTER HIT THE CROSSBAR! After Beckford's solo run and shot forced a corner for Marshall, Nugent nods the resulting header at Fielding, who can only tip it on to the woodwork. Lucky escape for Derby, and Fielding should have done far better with that.
    • 69' Ward drills his effort straight into the wall but wins a corner. That is less than comfortable for Schmeichel with lots of bodies in the box, but he punches clear.
    • 68' Ward stands over a free kick about 25 yards out - useful position.
    • 67' Tyson and Morgan in a fierce battle as Derby break - it looked as if Tyson might have got the better of him as Derby burst forward, but Morgan wasn't the last man, so a booking about right.
    • 66' TYSON CLOSE! Shot from range after Derby probe on the edge of the area - his left-footed effort just wide of the post.
    • 65' Clough doesn't look quite so despondent in the dugout any more - but his side have only 25 minutes to get something out of the game.
    • 64' We're back up and ready to go. Danns brings down Bryson, and picks up his 7th yellow card of the season.
    • 63' Peltier hasn't got up since the challenge - he looks hurt, though the Derby fans don't believe it and are whistling. He landed awkwardly, but this is interrupting the Rams' momentum.
    • 62' Ward penalised after a clash with Peltier. He's not happy with that decision, but he's on a booking, and needs to be wary.
    • 61' Corner for Derby - wherever this burst of momentum has come from, it's been sorely required. Schmeichel not tested yet, though.
    • 60' Ward finds a way past Peltier and gets a cross in, but Morgan clears with a diving header.
    • 59' The crowd have turned up the volume here - they've been stirred by Derby's best moments of the match so far.
    • 58' Green and Dann tangle in the penalty area as Derby come again, but the referee blows the whistle for a Leicester free kick.
    • 57' GREEN MISSES A GREAT CHANCE! That was a big moment for Derby, who muscled their way into the Leicester area and Green had a chance from 10 yards to place the ball in the goal - and took too long. Morgan blocks, but a ray of hope for Derby.
    • 56' No substitutions made by either side so far. That will surely change soon.
    • 55' The game starting to turn back into the same pattern of the first half - Foxes dominating, probing, waiting. Derby have to change things.
    • 54' Long journey back for Konchesky after a Leicester moves fizzles out for a Derby goal kick.
    • 53' Poor shot from Danns - Peltier had done some good work, cutting in from the right, before playing him in, and Danns leant back and blasted over.
    • 52' Derby push upfield, winning a throw high on the right flank.
    • 51' Well, that's a few big chances gone begging for Leicester now - will they be made to pay for wasting them?
    • 50' NUGENT MISSES A GOLDEN CHANCE! Should have been two - Marshall supplied the cross, the ball reached Nugent despite Derby defenders being close to him, and from just outside the six-yard box he really should have stuck his shot on target.
    • 49' Leicester just trying to stroke the ball around a bit here and get their composure back - they had two-third's of the possession in the first half.
    • 48' Better start from Derby - mind you, it rather had to be.
    • 47' Good cross from Roberts, sliced clearance from Morgan! A wobbly moment, and Derby have the early corner.
    • 46' The second half begins!
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    • 45+1' HALF TIME: Leicester deservedly ahead, and it could have been more. Clough will be relieved that he still has a chance to salvage something for Derby.
    • 45' Danns pops up on the right at just the right time, but this time he declines to shoot first time and the moment passes him by. One minute of added time to play.
    • 44' Marshall beats his man to get to the byline, but his low cross is grabbed by Fielding before Beckford can get anywhere near it.
    • 43' Schmeichel picks up a loose ball that trickles towards his penalty area, and thwacks the ball forward.
    • 42' Intricate play on the right hand side from the Foxes - but it's just a bit too cute and Marshall is dispossessed.
    • 41' Konchesky blasts that over the top - and that effort was even worse than the one he tried earlier on.
    • 40' Shackell penalised - Leicester have a free kick in a dangerous position.
    • 39' Leicester break, and Shackell lunges in on Beckford - not a great challenge.
    • 38' A sudden burst of life from Derby, who spray the ball around on the edge of the Leicester area, but cannot quite produce the killer pass.
    • 37' Roberts loses his footing just as Derby get down the left and look like getting a cross in.
    • 36' Dyer cannot quite get a cross in after another surging run down the left.
    • 35' Konchesky robs Ball in the corner, and knocks the ball forward. He looks very comfortable at this level.
    • 34' That expression on Clough's face says it all - he'll just be hoping to get to half-time without conceding and change things at that stage.
    • 32' Derby just can't get the ball down and string a few passes together.
    • 31' Flag up for offside as Derby lift in a set piece. There was possibly a foul in there too, but Schmeichel will launch this forward.
    • 30' Another shot from Danns from outside the box - and another save required from Fielding. Danns causing problems for Derby.
    • 29' The Leicester fans sing 'We're going to Wembley' - one more win in the FA Cup, and that will be true.
    • 28' Peliter nods over from the resulting corner. Derby just clinging on at the moment.
    • 27' LEICESTER CLOSE! TWICE! First a shot from Nugent from 10 yards is blocked - he might have done better - than Danns cracks a fierce shot from distance which is tipped on to the post!
    • 26' 66% possession for Leicester so far. What response can Derby muster?
    • 25' DANNS ALMOST MAKES IT TWO! It was a crisp shot after he made an interception, and it took a wicked deflection off Hendrick which flummoxed Fielding but fortunately for him bounced just wide of the far post.
    • 24' Konchesky runs forward to take a throw and swap passes with Dyer, trying to get Leicester on the move once more.
    • 23' Leicester have a throw on halfway after another misplaced Derby pass. Getting a little scrappy.
    • 22' Clough pictured in the dugout looking very sullen-faced. There's still plenty of time left for Derby's fortunes to change, however.
    • 21' Leicester belying their position in the table in these early exchanges. They've spent big money, and would have expected to be in the promotion race.
    • 20' Wellens stops a Ward run on the left this time. Derby emerge with the throw.
    • 19' Konchesky cuts from the touchline into the penalty area and tries a cross, which Fielding plucks out of the air.
    • 18' Schmeichel called into action as Derby look to respond. High cross lumped up towards Tyson, and the keeper punches away for a corner.
    • 17' Leicester deserve that - they've created the better chances in the first quarter of an hour, and it was a very good move indeed.
    • 16' GOAL! LEICESTER AHEAD! LOVELY FINISH! And a great move it was - with Dyer surging down the left and picking out Danns at the far post, who volleys crisply into the corner.
    • 15' Peltier does a good job of shepherding Ward out of play as the Derby man tries to get down the left wing.
    • 14' Beckford the latest to be penalised - for a handball - and he's not at all happy with that verdict.
    • 13' Yellow for Ward - and the replays back up the referee's decision - he really clattered Danns in the shin.
    • 12' Danns in pain here - he's been brought down in a rash challenge by Ward.
    • 11' Konchesky tries to get Leicester out of their own half, but the hosts are awarded a free kick 40 yards out when Nugent clips Barker.
    • 10' Tyson wins Derby a throw-in high up on the right hand side - Green takes it quickly, but Carroll's clunky pass back to him goes straight out of play.
    • 9' Konchesky gets the chance - but does a poor job of it - hitting it towards the middle of the goal, but a good 10 yards over.
    • 8' Marshall steps in after Leicester win a free kick from shooting distance. Konchesky fancies it too.
    • 7' Another set piece for Leicester - this time on the right. Much less successful this time, however, and Derby clear with ease.
    • 6' LEICESTER CLOSE AGAIN! From the corner Leicester go short, and Danns tries a shot from just outside the box that is creeping in at the far post. Parried by Fielding - and there's a melee in the box which Derby survive.
    • 5' Powerful run from Dyer down the left for Leiecester and Barker has to usher him out for a corner.
    • 4' Interesting start to the contest - both sides look up for the game.
    • 3' BECKFORD CLOSE! Chances at both ends already - this time Leiceter break, with Beckford running strongly and it takes a combition of Shackell and Fielding to deny the striker scoring low into the far corner.
    • 2' Early for Tyson from 20 yards - not too troubling for Schmeichel, but he did have to make a save.
    • 1' KICK OFF!
    • 19:45 Friendly meeting between Clough and Pearson before the game begins. Should be mightily competitive on the pitch, though.
    • 19:40 Both sides firmly entrenched in mid-table - but plenty at stake tonight. Latest Championship standings
    • 19:35 TEAM NEWS: Derby: Fielding, Green, Barker, Shackell, Roberts, Ward, Bryson, Hendrick, Carroll, Ball, Tyson; Subs: Legzdins, Steve Davies, Buxton, Robinson, Naylor /// Leicester: Schmeichel, Peltier, Morgan, St, Ledger, Konchesky, Marshall, Danns, Wellens, Dyer, Beckford, Nugent; Subs: Bamba, Howard, Drinkwater, Delfouneso, Kennedy
    • 19:30 Hello and welcome to our live coverage of tonight's Midlands derby at Pride Park.
  • Summary

    • 89' LEICESTER HIT THE WOODWORK - TWICE! Dyer both times - first thumping a shot from an acute angle at the post, then stabbing the rebound at the crossbar. That's four times Leicester have hit the woodwork now!
    • 88' Delfouneso puts the ball in the net - but the flag for offside earlier in the move means it won't stand.
    • 82' ROBINSON! Could he have shot? He had an acute angle, and opts to cross instead of shoot - but there was no team-mate there for him. Might he have done better going it alone?
    • 70' LEICESTER HIT THE CROSSBAR! After Beckford's solo run and shot forced a corner for Marshall, Nugent nods the resulting header at Fielding, who can only tip it on to the woodwork. Lucky escape for Derby, and Fielding should have done far better with that.
    • 66' TYSON CLOSE! Shot from range after Derby probe on the edge of the area - his left-footed effort just wide of the post.
    • 57' GREEN MISSES A GREAT CHANCE! That was a big moment for Derby, who muscled their way into the Leicester area and Green had a chance from 10 yards to place the ball in the goal - and took too long. Morgan blocks, but a ray of hope for Derby.
    • 50' NUGENT MISSES A GOLDEN CHANCE! Should have been two - Marshall supplied the cross, the ball reached Nugent despite Derby defenders being close to him, and from just outside the six-yard box he really should have stuck his shot on target.
    • 27' LEICESTER CLOSE! TWICE! First a shot from Nugent from 10 yards is blocked - he might have done better - than Danns cracks a fierce shot from distance which is tipped on to the post!
    • 25' DANNS ALMOST MAKES IT TWO! It was a crisp shot after he made an interception, and it took a wicked deflection off Hendrick which flummoxed Fielding but fortunately for him bounced just wide of the far post.
    • 16' GOAL! LEICESTER AHEAD! LOVELY FINISH! And a great move it was - with Dyer surging down the left and picking out Danns at the far post, who volleys crisply into the corner.
    • 6' LEICESTER CLOSE AGAIN! From the corner Leicester go short, and Danns tries a shot from just outside the box that is creeping in at the far post. Parried by Fielding - and there's a melee in the box which Derby survive.
    • 3' BECKFORD CLOSE! Chances at both ends already - this time Leiceter break, with Beckford running strongly and it takes a combition of Shackell and Fielding to deny the striker scoring low into the far corner.
    • 19:35 TEAM NEWS: Derby: Fielding, Green, Barker, Shackell, Roberts, Ward, Bryson, Hendrick, Carroll, Ball, Tyson; Subs: Legzdins, Steve Davies, Buxton, Robinson, Naylor /// Leicester: Schmeichel, Peltier, Morgan, St, Ledger, Konchesky, Marshall, Danns, Wellens, Dyer, Beckford, Nugent; Subs: Bamba, Howard, Drinkwater, Delfouneso, Kennedy

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