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  • English Npower Championship
  • 15 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Ashton Gate
  • Attendance: 12,526
Bristol CBristol CvDerbyDerby
02
  • Hendrick, 34
  • Bryson, 36

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Match ends, Bristol City 0, Derby County 2.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Bristol City 0, Derby County 2.

90+2 mins:Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

90+1 mins:Foul by Steve Davies (Bristol City).

90+1 mins:Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Substitution, Derby County. James O'Connor replaces Will Hughes.

89 mins:Attempt saved. Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Albert Adomah.

89 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

89 mins:Attempt saved. Albert Adomah (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

87 mins:Substitution, Derby County. Kieran Freeman replaces Mark O'Brien.

86 mins:Attempt saved. Jon Stead (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

84 mins:Offside, Derby County. Ben Davies tries a through ball, but Ben Davies is caught offside.

83 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Coutts (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

76 mins:Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

76 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

75 mins:Attempt saved. Liam Fontaine (Bristol City) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

75 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

75 mins:Attempt saved. Steve Davies (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

73 mins:Attempt saved. Richard Keogh (Derby County) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

72 mins:Corner, Derby County.

72 mins:Attempt blocked. Gareth Roberts (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

71 mins:Substitution, Bristol City. Jon Stead replaces Joe Bryan.

71 mins:Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).

71 mins:Ben Davies (Derby County) wins a free kick.

69 mins:Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Albert Adomah.

69 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

68 mins:Corner, Derby County.

68 mins:Substitution, Derby County. Ben Davies replaces Craig Bryson.

67 mins:Attempt blocked. Michael Jacobs (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

65 mins:Foul by Greg Cunningham (Bristol City).

65 mins:Conor Sammon (Derby County) wins a free kick.

64 mins:Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

64 mins:Albert Adomah (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

61 mins:Foul by Jeff Hendrick (Derby County).

61 mins:Albert Adomah (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

56 mins:Steve Davies (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

56 mins:Foul by Neil Danns (Bristol City).

56 mins:Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick.

55 mins:Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

55 mins:Neil Danns (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Corner, Derby County.

50 mins:Foul by Conor Sammon (Derby County).

50 mins:Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

47 mins:Paul Coutts (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

47 mins:Foul by Paul Coutts (Derby County).

47 mins:Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Substitution, Bristol City. Steve Davies replaces Ryan Taylor.

Second Half begins Bristol City 0, Derby County 2.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Bristol City 0, Derby County 2.

45 mins:Foul by Jeff Hendrick (Derby County).

45 mins:Ryan Taylor (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

44 mins:Substitution, Bristol City. Greg Cunningham replaces Matthew Bates.

44 mins:Foul by Ryan Taylor (Bristol City).

44 mins:Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) wins a free kick.

43 mins:Foul by Conor Sammon (Derby County).

43 mins:Richard Foster (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Attempt missed. John Brayford (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

39 mins:Foul by Ryan Taylor (Bristol City).

39 mins:Gareth Roberts (Derby County) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Attempt saved. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

38 mins:Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

36 mins:Goal! Bristol City 0, Derby County 2. Craig Bryson (Derby County) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gareth Roberts with a cross.

36 mins:Foul by Neil Danns (Bristol City).

36 mins:Michael Jacobs (Derby County) wins a free kick.

34 mins:Goal! Bristol City 0, Derby County 1. Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Jacobs with a cross.

27 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Coutts (Derby County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

23 mins:Corner, Derby County.

19 mins:Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

18 mins:Attempt saved. Paul Coutts (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

17 mins:Foul by Ryan Taylor (Bristol City).

17 mins:Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick.

14 mins:Attempt saved. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

10 mins:Foul by Mark O'Brien (Derby County).

10 mins:Ryan Taylor (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

7 mins:Corner, Derby County.

6 mins:Attempt saved. Michael Jacobs (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Paul Coutts.

6 mins:Corner, Derby County.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 15 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Ashton Gate
  • Attendance: 12,526
Bristol CBristol CvDerbyDerby
02
  • Hendrick, 34
  • Bryson, 36

match report

Two goals in two first-half minutes gave Derby County a 2-0 Championship win at Bristol City on Saturday.

Jeff Hendrick volleyed Nigel Clough's side into the lead in the 34th minute before Craig Bryson nodded home a second to delight the 846 travelling fans.

The Rams had goalkeeper Adam Legzdins to thank for keeping their two-goal lead intact though, pulling off a string of fine stops to help his side to a rare away victory.

Sam Baldock's two goals helped City to record a vital victory at Hillsborough last weekend and a fine save from Legzdins stopped him from scoring yet again after Ryan Taylor picked out the former MK Dons striker.

The Robins had conceded more goals than any other side in the division coming into this match and they let in their 44th of the campaign in the 34th minute when Jacobs' cross found Hendrick on the edge of the six-yard box.

And just two minutes later that lead was doubled when Gareth Roberts swung a ball in from the left wing that Bryson nodded past Tom Heaton from five yards out.

City almost found an instant response just seconds later when Albert Adomah rampaged forward and set up Baldock but his effort was kept out by the quick reactions of Legzdins.

Derek McInnes shuffled his pack at half-time with Taylor being replaced by top scorer Steve Davies as they searched for their first home win since August 25, a run stretching back eight games.

But the visitors, who came into this clash just three points off a play-off place, had the first real chance of the second half when Jacobs' effort from the edge of the box was deflected wide by Stephen McManus.

Just two minutes later Davies headed Adomah's corner wide from 12 yards out and in the 74th minute the Scot's came close to his ninth of the season with a 20-yard curling effort which was saved well by Legzdins.

City were really upping the ante and had another two chances in quick succession. First Baldock fired over the bar before Adomah's looping cross found defender Liam Fontaine and his close-range header forced Legzdins into a superb save.

Bristol City striker Jon Stead made a welcome return from injury for the Robins but his only real chance, a long range effort with five minutes to go, was comfortably saved by the Derby keeper. And Legzdins was called into action once again minutes later to push away Adomah's volley.

team line-up

1Tom Heaton
39Matthew Bates44
26Joe Bryan71
4Liam Fontaine
19Stephen McManus
2Richard Foster
38Neil Danns
25Marvin Elliott
27Albert Adomah
18Ryan Taylor46
7Sam Baldock

substitutes

15Stephen Pearson
22Dean Gerken
17Greg Cunningham44
21Paul Anderson
16Steve Davies46
3Mark Wilson
9Jon Stead71

referee

Andy D'Urso

team line-up

13Adam Legzdins
6Richard Keogh
2John Brayford
15Mark O'Brien87
3Gareth Roberts
7Paul Coutts
4Craig Bryson68
8Jeff Hendrick
19Will Hughes90
12Michael Jacobs
32Conor Sammon

substitutes

23Kieran Freeman87
18Ben Davies68
14Conor Doyle
11Theo Robinson
1Frank Fielding
16James O'Connor90
9Nathan Tyson

referee

Andy D'Urso

match stats

possession %4554
shots on target75
shots off target53
corners46
tackles won00
offsides01