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Derby County 0-0 Bristol City

Aden Flint clears off the line for Bristol City
Aden Flint's goalline clearance helped Bristol City keep their first clean sheet since Boxing Day

Championship promotion-chasers Derby and Bristol City had to settle for a point each following a goalless draw.

The Rams went closest, with Aden Flint clearing a Curtis Davies header off the line and Johnny Russell hitting the bar with a free-kick in the first half.

After the break substitute Bristol City keeper Luke Steele saved well from Tom Lawrence and Matej Vydra.

Derby's Cameron Jerome was booked for diving late on when he appeared to be fouled in the box by Flint.

Replays showed the Bristol City defender clearly made contact with Jerome, who was making his debut from the bench after joining from Norwich in midweek, but the striker exaggerated his fall.

That decision capped a frustrating night for second-placed Derby, who are now nine points behind leaders Wolves, as they failed to find a way through.

After a cagey opening, it was Bristol City who had the first clear chance of the game only for Jamie Paterson's half-volley from eight yards to fly well over the bar.

Vydra then saw a free-kick pushed around the post by Fielding, who injured his groin and had to be replaced by Steele at half-time.

He was soon in the action, tipping Lawrence's shot over the bar and saving well from Vydra with his legs to help the Robins keep their first clean sheet in six games.

Lee Johnson's side, who climb back above Aston Villa into fourth, were a threat on the break with the power of substitute Famara Diedhiou, back from a knee injury which has kept him out since October, and both Joe Bryan and Bobby Reid saw speculative efforts fly narrowly wide.

Derby County boss Gary Rowett on the decision not to award his side a late penalty:

"I asked the referee afterwards and he said 'it looked to me like it wasn't clear'. I understand that he has got to make a decision, but he has got it wrong.

"It has cost us a chance to win the game.

"But we had enough chances to not need the penalty tonight. For big spells of the game, we caused Bristol City lots and lots of problems."

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson:

"I'll be honest, live, I did think it was a dive, and then I looked up to my left where the replay was on, which shouldn't have been legal to do so by the rules - it could have started a riot particularly in the technical area.

"But I did then think it looked like a penalty on the replay.

"It was a good effort from the players. We deserved it. We worked very hard.

"We were definitely in the game and looked decent on the counter. It is a good point."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 14Wisdom
  • 6Keogh
  • 33Davies
  • 3Forsyth
  • 34Thorne
  • 44Huddlestone
  • 7Russell
  • 23VydraSubstituted forJeromeat 76'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 10LawrenceSubstituted forWeimannat 76'minutes
  • 28NugentSubstituted forWinnallat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Baird
  • 16Pearce
  • 17Winnall
  • 19Weimann
  • 26Hanson
  • 32Jerome
  • 35Mitchell

Bristol City

  • 1FieldingSubstituted forSteeleat 45'minutes
  • 5Wright
  • 4Flint
  • 6BakerSubstituted forDiedhiouat 45'minutes
  • 23Magnusson
  • 8Brownhill
  • 7Smith
  • 21Pack
  • 3BryanBooked at 29mins
  • 20Paterson
  • 14Reid

Substitutes

  • 9Diedhiou
  • 12Walsh
  • 15Steele
  • 16Engvall
  • 19Eliasson
  • 25Kelly
  • 40Kent
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
26,525

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home20
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 0, Bristol City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 0, Bristol City 0.

Attempt blocked. Tom Huddlestone (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andreas Weimann.

Attempt missed. Korey Smith (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Famara Diedhiou.

Korey Smith (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Thorne (Derby County).

Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Johnny Russell (Derby County).

Booking

Cameron Jerome (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.

Cameron Jerome (Derby County) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Attempt missed. George Thorne (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Andreas Weimann.

Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Dangerous play by Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City).

Curtis Davies (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Winnall (Derby County).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Sam Winnall replaces David Nugent.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Cameron Jerome replaces Matej Vydra.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Andreas Weimann replaces Tom Lawrence.

Foul by Jamie Paterson (Bristol City).

Johnny Russell (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Nugent (Derby County).

Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Brownhill.

Attempt missed. Matej Vydra (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Johnny Russell (Derby County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by David Nugent.

Attempt missed. David Nugent (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Johnny Russell following a corner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Luke Steele.

Attempt saved. Matej Vydra (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Nugent.

Attempt missed. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Josh Brownhill following a corner.

Attempt missed. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Andre Wisdom.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Luke Steele.

Attempt saved. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by George Thorne.

Attempt missed. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Korey Smith.

Attempt missed. Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andre Wisdom (Derby County).

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 19th January 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves27195350203062
2Derby28158544232153
3Cardiff27155740251550
4Bristol City2813964032848
5Aston Villa27138639241547
6Sheff Utd27134104031943
7Leeds27134103729843
8Fulham2711974034642
9Middlesbrough27125103527841
10Preston27101163127441
11Brentford27101074135640
12Ipswich27123124039139
13Norwich27107102731-437
14QPR2789103137-633
15Nottm Forest27102153343-1032
16Millwall27710102930-131
17Sheff Wed27710103034-431
18Reading2778123035-529
19Barnsley2769122737-1027
20Hull27510123944-525
21Bolton2767142545-2025
22Burton2766152146-2524
23Birmingham2765161538-2323
24Sunderland27410132947-1822
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