Derby 2-3 Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury held off a second-half Derby fightback to cause a major Carling Cup upset in a gripping first-round tie at Pride Park.

Marvin Morgan struck twice in the first half, with strike partner James Collins on target in between, as the League Two side took a 3-0 lead into half time.

Chris Maguire gave hope to Derby when he headed in to reduce the arrears.

Tomasz Cywka set up Theo Robinson to cut the deficit to a single goal but the Shrews held on for victory.

Derby had enjoyed the majority of the possession in the early stages, but lacked any real punch up front.

In contrast, Shrewsbury were ruthless with every attack during the opening 45 minutes.

Against the run of play Morgan rose highest to power home Lionel Ainsworth's corner to give the visitors the lead, which Collins doubled when he scrambled home another Ainsworth cross.

Former County winger Ainsworth made it a hat-trick of assists three minutes later, crossing for Morgan to add his second and the team's third.

However, straight from the restart after half-time, Maguire headed in Ben Davies' left-wing cross to give County a foothold in the game.

Robinson's 78th-minute strike set up a tense finish but County were unable to force an equaliser as Shrewsbury bravely defended their lead.

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Derby County manager Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Derby:

"We know that we're at the stage where we can put out a team on the Saturday to compete, but if we lose a few players, then we're not as competitive.

"It was a great opportunity to get a couple of wins under our belts early in the season, two home wins, and it sets us up from there.

"Despite spending two days telling the players 'Shrewsbury will come here, they'll enjoy it, they'll revel in it, they'll run their socks off', maybe one or two of them thought, 'we don't have to put the effort in'."

Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It's been a terrific performance, although we made it nervy for ourselves after totally dominating the first half.

"At 3-0 up, we could and should have killed them off, but overall I've got to be pleased with the way we passed the ball about brilliantly and played well against quality Championship players.

"We were a real handful for them and deserved to go through."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (4)

Derby

  • 01 Fielding
  • 02 Brayford
  • 06 Shackell (Roberts - 75' )
  • 24 O'Brien
  • 15 Pearson
  • 18 B Davies
  • 22 Croft (Cywka - 63' )
  • 26 Kilbane
  • 07 S Davies
  • 11 Maguire
  • 21 Robinson

Substitutes

  • 13 Legzdins
  • 03 Roberts
  • 16 Bailey
  • 19 Cywka
  • 27 Jones
  • 25 Ball
  • 28 Bennett

Shrewsbury

  • 25 Smith
  • 05 Sharps
  • 06 Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 12 Hazell
  • 15 Regan
  • 07 Wright
  • 08 Wroe
  • 14 Richards
  • 16 Ainsworth
  • 09 Collins (Gornell - 83' )
  • 10 Morgan (Grandison - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Neal
  • 02 Grandison
  • 19 Goldson
  • 04 McAllister
  • 11 Leslie
  • 23 Taylor
  • 24 Gornell
Ref: Drysdale
Att: 7,073

Match Stats

Shots

16 12

On target

5 5

Corners

6 6

Fouls

3 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:09 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +0:46

Mark O'Brien produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

89:48

Terry Gornell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Frank Fielding takes the free kick.

89:14

Steve Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Sharps. Benjamin Smith takes the direct free kick.

88:08 Substitution

Substitution Marvin Morgan goes off and Jermaine Grandison comes on.

86:50

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff concedes a free kick for a foul on Tomasz Cywka. Ben Davies delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save by Benjamin Smith.

85:03

Ben Davies has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

82:36 Substitution

Substitution James Collins goes off and Terry Gornell comes on.

81:43

Marvin Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Kilbane. Frank Fielding restarts play with the free kick.

80:26

Corner taken by Ben Davies from the left by-line to the near post, Marvin Morgan makes a clearance.

79:23

Corner taken by Ben Davies from the left by-line to the near post, Marvin Morgan makes a clearance.

77:21

Tomasz Cywka provided the assist for the goal.

77:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Theo Robinson - Derby 2 - 3 Shrewsbury Theo Robinson gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Derby 2-3 Shrewsbury.

76:25

Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth from the right by-line played to the near post, Mark O'Brien makes a clearance.

74:34 Substitution

Substitution Gareth Roberts comes on in place of Jason Shackell.

73:54

Corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies, Steve Davies produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

71:55

Ben Davies produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

70:36

Shot from deep inside the area by Marvin Morgan goes over the bar.

69:58

Stephen Pearson takes a shot. Benjamin Smith makes a save.

67:16

Shot by Theo Robinson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

66:29

Lionel Ainsworth takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding.

65:27

Nicky Wroe takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

64:33

Header from close in by Marvin Morgan misses to the right of the goal.

64:09

Short corner worked by Lionel Ainsworth.

62:26

Benjamin Smith restarts play with the free kick.

62:26 Substitution

Substitution Lee Croft goes off and Tomasz Cywka comes on.

62:26

Theo Robinson is caught offside.

61:26

Shot from just outside the box by Matthew Richards misses to the right of the target.

58:49

Effort on goal by John Brayford from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

54:33

Jason Shackell produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

53:51

Corner taken by Ben Davies, clearance by Mark Wright.

53:01

Nicky Wroe has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

52:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Wright by Ben Davies. Benjamin Smith takes the free kick.

50:44

Corner taken by Ben Davies from the right by-line, save by Benjamin Smith.

49:41

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lionel Ainsworth, clearance by Mark O'Brien.

49:20

Theo Robinson takes a shot. Benjamin Smith makes a save.

45:19

Assist by Ben Davies.

45:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Maguire - Derby 1 - 3 Shrewsbury Chris Maguire grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Derby 1-3 Shrewsbury.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +2:39 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:59

Marvin Morgan takes a shot. Blocked by Mark O'Brien.

44:40

Effort on goal by Chris Maguire from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

41:57

Shot from long distance by Steve Davies goes wide of the left-hand upright.

38:46

Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jason Shackell.

38:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Davies on Nicky Wroe. Matthew Richards takes the direct free kick.

36:16

The assist for the goal came from Lionel Ainsworth.

36:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Marvin Morgan - Derby 0 - 3 Shrewsbury Marvin Morgan grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Derby 0-3 Shrewsbury.

35:56

Shot by Steve Davies from outside the box goes over the net.

33:48

The assist for the goal came from Lionel Ainsworth.

33:48 Goal scored

Goal! - James Collins - Derby 0 - 2 Shrewsbury James Collins finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Derby 0-2 Shrewsbury.

30:11

Marvin Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Croft. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Davies, clearance by Marvin Morgan.

28:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Davies by Reuben Hazell. Kevin Kilbane restarts play with the free kick.

23:47

Mark Wright takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Steve Davies.

17:05

Matthew Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Maguire. Jason Shackell restarts play with the free kick.

15:04

Lionel Ainsworth provided the assist for the goal.

15:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Marvin Morgan - Derby 0 - 1 Shrewsbury Marvin Morgan scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Derby 0-1 Shrewsbury.

14:35

Corner taken right-footed by Lionel Ainsworth from the right by-line,

14:15

Kevin Kilbane takes a shot. Save made by Benjamin Smith.

13:34

Corner taken by Ben Davies from the right by-line, clearance by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

10:29

Lionel Ainsworth produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

7:53

The referee blows for offside against Lee Croft. Indirect free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.

2:33

Shot from just outside the box by Mark Wright goes over the bar.

1:38

Shot by Theo Robinson went wide left of the goal.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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