Derby 3-1 Peterborough- Match Report
Report of match 20th April 2013
Derby 3-1 Peterborough- Match Report.
Rams ease to Posh win
Derby claimed a 3-1 win - their first in four matches - to end Peterborough's unbeaten run in the npower Championship.
Posh arrived at Pride Park as the division's form team having set a club record by going 10 games without defeat at this level but they struggled to live with the Rams until home goalkeeper Frank Fielding was sent off in the 62nd minute.
Substitute Grant McCann scored the resulting penalty after Fielding's dismissal but Darren Ferguson's side had fallen behind to goals from Craig Bryson, Chris Martin and Richard Keogh either side of half-time.
Huddersfield's win over Millwall earlier today saw Peterborough drop a place to 21st before kick-off and they are now only outside the relegation zone on goal difference.
Bryson, leading scorer Jamie Ward and fellow striker Conor Sammon were recalled to the Derby starting line-up, replacing Ben Davies, Kieron Freeman and Mason Bennett.
Meanwhile, midfielder Hughes, who celebrated his 18th birthday this week by signing a new contract with the Rams, was named among the substitutes after spending two months out with a groin injury.
On-loan Gillingham midfielder Jack Payne returned from injury for Peterborough in place of McCann.
Former Posh playmaker Paul Coutts' mishit cross that smashed against a post after two minutes put the visitors on the back foot and that is where they remained for the entire first half.
Derby dominated the first 45 minutes and would have gone into half-time thinking they should have been further ahead after failing to make the most of several sustained periods of pressure.
Martin dragged a shot wide before Sammon skipped past two defenders and curled a right-foot effort narrowly wide from just outside the box.
More good play from Sammon, who chased what appeared to be a lost cause to win a corner that resulted in Craig Forsyth flashing a volley just off target from what was Derby's 11th corner at the midway point of the first half.
Rams skipper Keogh headed over the crossbar at the far post from a Ward corner shortly after the half-hour mark and then Coutts saw a well-struck low shot repelled by Peterborough goalkeeper Robert Olejnik.
The hosts finally got the goal they deserved five minutes before half-time.
Ward and Sammon combined well down the left and the latter picked out Bryson in the box to blast the ball home from close range.
Posh threatened for the first time in first-half injury time when Dwight Gayle burst into the area and shot narrowly wide.
Visiting boss Ferguson made two changes at the break, introducing McCann and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing for Gaby Zakuani and Kane Ferdinand.
Perhaps Peterborough were still trying to reorganise themselves at the start of the second half as, come the 52nd minute, the scoreline was more reflective of what had preceded the interval.
Martin doubled Derby's lead with a superbly-taken powerful, low shot on the turn and then Keogh headed in a third goal when he was left unmarked at the far post after Forsyth had flicked on Ward's corner.
The Rams were cruising but they suffered a setback just after the hour mark when Fielding brought down Gayle, who was clean through on goal.
Fielding received a straight red card before McCann sent his penalty past substitute keeper Adam Legzdins, who was brought on at the expense of Martin.
After almost constantly being under the cosh until this point, it was now Peterborough's turn to put Derby under pressure.
Lee Tomlin had a good chance to pull another goal back after 73 minutes but he dragged his shot wide from 12 yards out.
Gayle then saw a shot blocked as Legzdins was called upon to make a save for the first time.
At the other end, a breakaway by the Rams resulted in Coutts' deflected shot looping just over the bar.
Sammon had a chance to finish off the game in the second of seven minutes of second-half stoppage time but he was denied by Olejnik.
|Competition: npower Championship Kick Off: 15:00 Venue: Pride Park Attendance: 23,753|
|3 - 1||Peterborough
McCann 64 (pen)
|49||Booking for Danny Swanson for dissent.|
|90+0||Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Save made by Adam Legzdins.|
|90+0||The ball is delivered by Craig Alcock, clearance by Jeff Hendrick.|
|90+0||Foul by Shaun Brisley on Adam Legzdins, free kick awarded. Adam Legzdins takes the direct free kick.|
|90+0||Inswinging corner taken by Grant McCann.|
|90+0||Grant McCann takes a shot. Clearance by Craig Forsyth.|
|90+0||Grant McCann sends in a cross.|
|90+0||Paul Coutts produces a cross, clearance by Conor Sammon.|
|90+0||A cross is delivered by Craig Alcock, clearance made by Richard Keogh.|
|90+0||Nathaniel Knight-Percival fouled by Paul Coutts, the ref awards a free kick. Nathaniel Knight-Percival takes the free kick. Paul Coutts receives a yellow card.|
|90+0||Conor Sammon takes a shot. Robert Olejnik makes a save.|
|90+0||Nathaniel Knight-Percival produces a cross.|
|90+0||Lee Tomlin fouled by Ben Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Tomlin takes the direct free kick.|
|87||Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant McCann by Ben Davies. Jack Payne takes the free kick.|
|84||Will Hughes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Bryson.|
|84||The assistant referee flags for offside against Dwight Gayle. Free kick taken by Adam Legzdins.|
|82||Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Pritchard on Jeff Hendrick. Direct free kick taken by Richard Keogh. Grant McCann is given a yellow card.|
|81||Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Mendez-Laing by Craig Bryson. Craig Alcock restarts play with the free kick.|
|80||Centre by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.|
|77||Corner taken by Paul Coutts from the right by-line, Lee Tomlin makes a clearance.|
|76||Paul Coutts takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.|
|75||Ben Davies on for Jamie Ward.|
|74||Dwight Gayle takes a shot. Adam Legzdins makes a save.|
|72||Effort from inside the area by Lee Tomlin misses to the left of the goal.|
|71||Paul Coutts is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.|
|71||Foul by Jamie Ward on Lee Tomlin, free kick awarded. Craig Alcock takes the direct free kick.|
|65||Unfair challenge on Jamie Ward by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Legzdins.|
|64||Alex Pritchard replaces Danny Swanson.|
|60||Foul by Frank Fielding on Dwight Gayle, Penalty awarded. Frank Fielding shown a red card. Chris Martin goes off and Adam Legzdins comes on. Penalty scored by Grant McCann. Derby 3-1 Peterborough.|
|58||Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Paul Coutts, Richard Keogh takes a shot. Robert Olejnik makes a save.|
|57||Lee Tomlin takes a shot. Richard Keogh gets a block in.|
|53||Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant McCann by Jamie Ward. Jamie Ward booked for unsporting behaviour. Craig Alcock takes the direct free kick.|
|53||Unfair challenge on Dwight Gayle by Craig Forsyth results in a free kick. Craig Alcock takes the direct free kick.|
|51||Corner taken by Jamie Ward played to the near post, Richard Keogh finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Derby 3-0 Peterborough.The assist for the goal came from Craig Forsyth.|
|50||The ball is swung over by Craig Forsyth.|
|49||Chris Martin scores a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Derby 2-0 Peterborough.Paul Coutts provided the assist for the goal.|
|48||Conor Sammon takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.|
|47||Grant McCann takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Coutts.|
|46||Craig Alcock crosses the ball, Jamie Ward manages to make a clearance.|
|45||Jack Payne takes a shot. Jake Buxton gets a block in.|
|45||Nathaniel Mendez-Laing is brought on as a substitute for Kane Ferdinand. Grant McCann is brought on as a substitute for Gabriel Zakuani.|
|45+0||A cross is delivered by Paul Coutts, clearance made by Danny Swanson.|
|45+0||Shot by Dwight Gayle from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.|
|42||Corner taken by Jamie Ward from the left by-line, Richard Keogh takes a shot. Paul Coutts decides to take the corner short. Save by Robert Olejnik.|
|42||Paul Coutts delivers the ball, Craig Alcock makes a clearance.|
|40||The ball is sent over by Conor Sammon, Craig Bryson finds the back of the net with a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Derby 1-0 Peterborough.Assist by Conor Sammon.|
|38||Paul Coutts takes a shot. Craig Alcock manages to make a clearance.|
|36||Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Forsyth by Dwight Gayle. Free kick taken by Jamie Ward.|
|34||Unfair challenge on Kane Ferdinand by Conor Sammon results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jack Payne.|
|31||Paul Coutts takes the inswinging corner, Header from deep inside the area by Richard Keogh goes harmlessly over the crossbar.|
|30||Inswinging corner taken by Jamie Ward from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Richard Keogh goes harmlessly over the crossbar.|
|28||Corner taken by Paul Coutts from the right by-line, Jeff Hendrick takes a shot. Save made by Robert Olejnik.|
|28||Paul Coutts sends in a cross, Gabriel Zakuani manages to make a clearance.|
|27||Craig Bryson challenges Danny Swanson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Tomlin.|
|26||Corner taken short by Conor Sammon, Craig Forsyth has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.|
|22||Conor Sammon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Nathaniel Knight-Percival takes the free kick.|
|22||Conor Sammon has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.|
|21||Paul Coutts takes a shot. Save made by Robert Olejnik.|
|18||Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Coutts from the right by-line, clearance by Kane Ferdinand.|
|16||John Brayford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Swanson. Free kick taken by Lee Tomlin. Booking for John Brayford.|
|16||Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward from the right by-line, clearance made by Shaun Brisley.|
|16||John Brayford crosses the ball, Jack Payne makes a clearance.|
|15||Unfair challenge on Craig Forsyth by Kane Ferdinand results in a free kick. Craig Bryson takes the direct free kick.|
|15||Craig Bryson takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.|
|15||Jamie Ward takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Nathaniel Knight-Percival manages to make a clearance.|
|14||Nathaniel Knight-Percival challenges Jamie Ward unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Ward restarts play with the free kick.|
|13||Free kick awarded for a foul by Dwight Gayle on Craig Bryson. Frank Fielding takes the direct free kick.|
|12||Lee Tomlin takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Craig Bryson.|
|9||Outswinging corner taken by Paul Coutts. Corner taken by Paul Coutts from the right by-line to the near post, Lee Tomlin manages to make a clearance.|
|9||Centre by Chris Martin, clearance by Tommy Rowe.|
|8||Corner taken right-footed by Paul Coutts, clearance by Gabriel Zakuani.|
|7||Foul by Kane Ferdinand on Craig Bryson, free kick awarded. Richard Keogh takes the free kick.|
|6||Unfair challenge on Jamie Ward by Craig Alcock results in a free kick. Craig Forsyth takes the free kick.|
|6||Paul Coutts takes a shot. Blocked by Gabriel Zakuani.|
|4||A cross is delivered by Paul Coutts, clearance by Jack Payne.|
|4||Short corner taken by Paul Coutts from the right by-line.|
|4||Paul Coutts decides to take a short corner.|
|3||Gabriel Zakuani gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Bryson. Jamie Ward takes the direct free kick.|
|1||A cross is delivered by Paul Coutts, Danny Swanson manages to make a clearance.|
|-||The offside flag is raised against Chris Martin. Free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.|