Derby 2-2 Coventry

Aron Gunnarsson
Gunnarsson's spectacular goal opened the scoring

Strugglers Derby and Coventry shared four first-half goals and the points in a lively Pride Park match.

Gary McSheffrey went close for City before Aron Gunnarsson's bicycle kick put them ahead, and Marlon King doubled the lead with a simple finish.

But two Rams goals before the break levelled things - Steve Davies headed in a free-kick and Robbie Savage netted a penalty after a foul on Jamie Ward.

Chances were scarce in a less entertaining second half.

Going into the match, just one point separated the sides at the wrong end of the table, so a win for either would have been a huge relief.

And it was the visitors who made the stronger start, with Lukas Jutkiewicz setting up an early chance for McSheffrey, who could only blaze over the bar.

He then went close a second time after his shot was deflected just wide of the post, before City eventually took a deserved lead through Gunnarsson, after Brad Jones failed to gather Sammy Clingan's corner.

Derby replied brightly, with Keiren Westwood forced to produce an excellent save from Steve Davies, but on 38 minutes King had an easy finish to double the lead.

With time running out before the break, though, Steve Davies nodded in Ben Davies' excellent free-kick, and on the stroke of half-time, the home side were level.

King brought down Ward, and Savage finished things off.

Chances were thin on the ground after the break, with the best falling to Derby's Theo Robinson, but he was denied by Westwood.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Derby

  • 33 Jones
  • 02 Brayford
  • 05 Barker
  • 06 Leacock (Anderson - 73' )
  • 21 Ayala
  • 08 Savage
  • 16 Bailey (Addison - 90' )
  • 28 B Davies
  • 07 S Davies
  • 10 Ward
  • 27 Bueno (Robinson - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Atkins
  • 14 Anderson
  • 20 Addison
  • 11 Pearson
  • 18 Pringle
  • 09 Robinson
  • 12 Porter

Coventry

  • 01 Westwood
  • 02 Keogh
  • 14 Hussey
  • 15 Cranie
  • 30 Cameron
  • 04 Clingan
  • 07 Bell
  • 17 Gunnarsson
  • 09 King
  • 11 Jutkiew'z (Platt - 90' )
  • 19 McSheffrey (Baker - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 33 Quirke
  • 03 O'Halloran
  • 12 Deegan
  • 18 Baker
  • 21 McIndoe
  • 22 Platt
  • 29 O'Donovan
Ref: Booth
Att: 25,546

Match Stats

Shots

10 17

On target

5 10

Corners

3 5

Fouls

9 16

Live Text Commentary

93:17 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:44

Foul by David Bell on Robbie Savage, free kick awarded. Robbie Savage crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Keiren Westwood.

90:00 +1:33 Substitution

Substitution Clive Platt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lukas Jutkiewicz.

90:00 +0:22

Unfair challenge on Robbie Savage by Carl Baker results in a free kick. John Brayford restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:22 Substitution

Substitution Miles Addison comes on in place of James Bailey.

88:48 Substitution

Substitution Carl Baker joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary McSheffrey.

87:41

The ball is sent over by Theo Robinson, Steve Davies produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

85:55

The ball is sent over by Chris Hussey.

85:24

Richard Keogh takes a shot. John Brayford gets a block in.

85:01

David Bell takes a shot. Save made by Brad Jones.

81:35

Outswinging corner taken by Ben Davies from the right by-line.

80:44

Marlon King takes a shot. Clearance by Shaun Barker.

78:50

Effort from inside the six-yard box by Lukas Jutkiewicz goes wide right of the goal.

78:22

Robbie Savage challenges Marlon King unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.

77:35

Shot from close range by David Bell clears the bar.

77:00

Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line, save made by Brad Jones.

74:32

Theo Robinson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

74:18

Chris Hussey sends in a cross, save made by Brad Jones.

72:14 Substitution

Substitution (Derby) makes a substitution, with Russell Anderson coming on for Dean Leacock.

67:07

Marlon King gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Barker. Dean Leacock restarts play with the free kick.

66:17

Unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Theo Robinson results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gary McSheffrey from right wing, save by Brad Jones.

64:24

Aron Gunnarsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Davies. Free kick taken by Daniel Ayala.

63:36

Gary McSheffrey takes the inswinging corner, David Bell takes a shot. Clearance made by John Brayford.

62:45

Marlon King takes a shot. Save made by Brad Jones.

62:21

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save made by Brad Jones.

61:40

John Brayford delivers the ball.

61:19

The ball is swung over by Jamie Ward, clearance by Richard Keogh.

59:24

Unfair challenge on Nathan Cameron by Steve Davies results in a free kick. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.

59:24 Substitution

Substitution Theo Robinson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alberto Bueno.

58:24

Chris Hussey produces a cross, Dean Leacock manages to make a clearance.

56:16

Daniel Ayala fouled by Marlon King, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Ayala takes the free kick.

54:55

The ball is delivered by Marlon King.

53:46

Chris Hussey concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Ward. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ben Davies from right by-line, Sammy Clingan manages to make a clearance.

53:19

Steve Davies takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Cranie.

51:09

Corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies.

49:41

Nathan Cameron concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Davies. Alberto Bueno has an effort direct from the free kick, blocked by Martin Cranie.

48:18

Steve Davies produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

47:37

Gary McSheffrey sends in a cross, save by Brad Jones.

47:31

Chris Hussey delivers the ball.

46:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Ben Davies. Richard Keogh takes the free kick.

45:17

Robbie Savage has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:27 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +1:40

Nathan Cameron challenges Steve Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Davies takes the free kick.

44:52

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Ward by Marlon King.

44:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Robbie Savage - Derby 2 - 2 Coventry Penalty scored by Robbie Savage. Derby 2-2 Coventry.

42:29

The ball is sent over by David Bell.

42:04

Robbie Savage challenges David Bell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Hussey.

40:51

Sammy Clingan challenges Ben Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Davies provided the assist for the goal.

40:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Steve Davies - Derby 1 - 2 Coventry Steve Davies finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Derby 1-2 Coventry.

38:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Marlon King - Derby 0 - 2 Coventry Marlon King finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Derby 0-2 Coventry.

37:28

Marlon King takes a shot. Save by Brad Jones.

35:59

Unfair challenge on Robbie Savage by David Bell results in a free kick. Dean Leacock restarts play with the free kick.

35:13

The ball is swung over by Dean Leacock.

33:11

David Bell delivers the ball, Shaun Barker manages to make a clearance.

31:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Cameron on Alberto Bueno. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Steve Davies, save by Keiren Westwood.

29:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Ward on David Bell. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.

27:47

Lukas Jutkiewicz concedes a free kick for a foul on James Bailey. Free kick taken by Brad Jones.

27:15

The ball is crossed by David Bell, Daniel Ayala makes a clearance.

25:39

Centre by Marlon King, Dean Leacock makes a clearance.

23:49

Foul by Robbie Savage on Gary McSheffrey, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.

22:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Bell by Ben Davies. Gary McSheffrey takes the direct free kick.

21:22

Alberto Bueno takes a shot. Nathan Cameron gets a block in.

21:02

The ball is crossed by Alberto Bueno, Nathan Cameron makes a clearance.

19:14

Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey, clearance by Dean Leacock.

18:36

Corner from left by-line taken by Ben Davies.

18:11

Foul by Gary McSheffrey on John Brayford, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Davies, clearance by David Bell.

15:40

The assist for the goal came from Sammy Clingan.

15:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Aron Gunnarsson - Derby 0 - 1 Coventry Aron Gunnarsson gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Derby 0-1 Coventry.

15:08

Corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey.

14:49

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Daniel Ayala gets a block in.

14:19

Jamie Ward is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

13:42

Gary McSheffrey delivers the ball in from the corner.

13:15

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Blocked by Shaun Barker.

12:41

Foul by Ben Davies on Aron Gunnarsson, free kick awarded. Richard Keogh takes the direct free kick.

11:58

Shot from outside the penalty box by James Bailey goes wide right of the goal.

9:47

Shot from just outside the box by Gary McSheffrey misses to the right of the target.

9:12

Gary McSheffrey takes a shot. Robbie Savage gets a block in.

5:06

A cross is delivered by Jamie Ward, clearance made by Nathan Cameron.

3:29

Lukas Jutkiewicz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Davies. Brad Jones restarts play with the free kick.

2:49

Shaun Barker is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.

2:13

Foul by Martin Cranie on Robbie Savage, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Dean Leacock.

1:37

Chris Hussey produces a cross, Lukas Jutkiewicz produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

1:00

Effort on goal by Gary McSheffrey from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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