Blackpool   0 - 1   Derby

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Page last updated at 20:54 GMT, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 21:54 UK

Craig Bryson scored from close range as Derby maintained their 100% start to the season with victory over Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.

Bryson struck on 69 minutes after home goalkeeper Matthew Gilks could only fumble a Steve Davies free-kick into the midfielder's path.

The result sees Derby move level on points with Southampton and Brighton at the top of the Championship.

Blackpool, who also won their first two matches, slip down to eighth.

The match got off to a scrappy start and it was not until the 22nd minutes that either keeper was forced into action, Derby's Frank Fielding holding on to a 25-yard drive by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

The rest of the half passed off with little incident, but just before the interval, Taylor-Fletcher and Kevin Phillips combined cleverly for Stephen Crainey to see a shot was deflected narrowly wide.

In the second half Jamie Ward hit the angle of post and bar with a curling effort that left Gilks rooted to the spot.

Blackpool responded by peppering the Derby box with a succession of crosses and corners, but a Rams defence impressively marshalled by skipper Jason Shackell stood firm.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • It is the first time Derby have started the league season with three consecutive wins since 1948

And their reward came after Matt Hill bundled Davies over 25 yards from goal. Gilks plunged to his right but parried Davies's strike to Bryson, who slotted home.

Taylor-Fletcher then fired narrowly wide and Keith Southern blazed past the post, but Blackpool could not find an equaliser.

Live text and stats

 

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Blackpool 0-1 Derby FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Bryson 69

    Blackpool

    • 01 Gilks
    • 03 Crainey
    • 06 Evatt
    • 15 Baptiste
    • 18 Hill (Sutherland 89)
    • 04 Southern
    • 08 Grandin (Ince 76)
    • 16 Ferguson
    • 09 K Phillips
    • 10 Ormerod (Clarke 60 yellow card)
    • 12 Taylor-Fletcher

    Substitutes

    • 21 Halstead,
    • 17 Basham,
    • 07 Clarke,
    • 24 Sutherland,
    • 36 Ince

    Derby

    • 01 Fielding
    • 02 Brayford
    • 06 Shackell
    • 24 O'Brien
    • 04 Bryson
    • 16 Bailey
    • 18 B Davies (Roberts 90+4)
    • 23 Hendrick
    • 26 Kilbane
    • 07 S Davies (Robinson 86 yellow card)
    • 10 Ward (Croft 77)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Legzdins,
    • 03 Roberts,
    • 22 Croft,
    • 11 Maguire,
    • 21 Robinson
    Ref: HaywoodAtt: 13,489
    BLACKPOOL
    DERBY

    Possession

    • Blackpool 50%
    • Derby 50%

    Attempts on target

    • Blackpool 6
    • Derby 3

    Attempts off target

    • Blackpool 10
    • Derby 5

    Corners

    • Blackpool 6
    • Derby 1

    Fouls

    • Blackpool 10
    • Derby 8
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:37 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 90:00+3:22 Jason Shackell takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+3:22 Substitution Gareth Roberts joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ben Davies.
    • 90:00+3:22 Booking Billy Clarke goes into the book.
    • 90:00+3:17 Unfair challenge on Ben Davies by Billy Clarke results in a free kick.
    • 90:00+2:35 A cross is delivered by Barry Ferguson.
    • 90:00+2:10 Foul by Ben Davies on Billy Clarke, free kick awarded. Alex Baptiste restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:34 Direct free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.
    • 90:00+1:34 Booking Theo Robinson receives a yellow card.
    • 90:00+1:19 Foul by Lee Croft on Thomas Ince, free kick awarded.
    • 90:00+0:39 Corner taken short by Lee Croft.
    • 89:25 Foul by Thomas Ince on Mark O'Brien, free kick awarded. Frank Fielding takes the free kick.
    • 88:10 Substitution Matthew Hill leaves the field to be replaced by Craig Sutherland.
    • 86:12 The ball is swung over by Barry Ferguson, clearance by John Brayford.
    • 85:12 Substitution Theo Robinson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steve Davies.
    • 84:17 Shot from just outside the box by Billy Clarke goes over the bar.
    • 83:40 The ball is sent over by Stephen Crainey, Lee Croft gets a block in.
    • 81:58 The ball is swung over by Jeff Hendrick, Header by Steve Davies from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
    • 81:03 Matthew Hill produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
    • 80:25 Corner taken left-footed by Thomas Ince, clearance by Ben Davies.
    • 79:45 Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Blocked by Mark O'Brien.
    • 79:25 Corner taken by Thomas Ince from the right by-line.
    • 79:09 Keith Southern takes a shot. Blocked by James Bailey.
    • 79:04 Billy Clarke delivers the ball.
    • 77:20 Lee Croft gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Thomas Ince. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Crainey.
    • 75:17 Jason Shackell takes the direct free kick.
    • 75:17 Substitution Jamie Ward goes off and Lee Croft comes on.
    • 75:17 Substitution Thomas Ince comes on in place of Elliot Grandin.
    • 75:17 Unfair challenge on Mark O'Brien by Kevin Phillips results in a free kick.
    • 75:10 Jamie Ward sends in a cross, Keith Southern manages to make a clearance.
    • 74:39 Unfair challenge on Ben Davies by Stephen Crainey results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ben Davies, Alex Baptiste makes a clearance.
    • 73:34 The official flags Steve Davies offside. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.
    • 73:04 Centre by Barry Ferguson, blocked by Kevin Kilbane.
    • 72:44 The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Bryson. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
    • 71:36 Effort from the edge of the area by Gary Taylor-Fletcher goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 70:00 A cross is delivered by Steve Davies, Alex Baptiste makes a clearance.
    • 69:41 Jamie Ward delivers the ball.
    • 68:38 GOAL - Craig BrysonBlackpool 0 - 1 Derby A goal is scored by Craig Bryson from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Blackpool 0-1 Derby.
    • 67:15 Matthew Hill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Davies. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Steve Davies, Matthew Gilks makes a save.
    • 65:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Evatt on Steve Davies. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ben Davies.
    • 65:11 Centre by Jamie Ward, clearance made by Ian Evatt.
    • 64:24 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Shackell by Billy Clarke. Direct free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
    • 63:52 Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Mark O'Brien gets a block in.
    • 63:47 The ball is swung over by Elliot Grandin.
    • 63:25 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Elliot Grandin, save made by Frank Fielding.
    • 63:07 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Elliot Grandin from the left by-line to the near post, Kevin Kilbane makes a clearance.
    • 62:52 Barry Ferguson sends in a cross.
    • 62:34 Unfair challenge on Keith Southern by Craig Bryson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Elliot Grandin.
    • 61:46 Effort from the edge of the box by Billy Clarke goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 61:41 Alex Baptiste produces a cross.
    • 61:20 The ball is sent over by Alex Baptiste, clearance by Mark O'Brien.
    • 59:55 Jamie Ward produces a curled right-footed shot from 20 yards.
    • 59:23 Substitution (Blackpool) makes a substitution, with Billy Clarke coming on for Brett Ormerod.
    • 58:42 Gary Taylor-Fletcher sends in a cross, save by Frank Fielding.
    • 56:48 James Bailey delivers the ball.
    • 55:48 The ball is crossed by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
    • 55:04 The ball is delivered by Craig Bryson, Steve Davies takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.
    • 53:45 Barry Ferguson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.
    • 53:39 The ball is crossed by Gary Taylor-Fletcher, clearance made by Jeff Hendrick.
    • 52:21 The ball is delivered by Brett Ormerod, save made by Frank Fielding.
    • 50:36 Steve Davies challenges Matthew Hill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.
    • 49:05 Shot from just outside the area by Kevin Phillips misses to the left of the target.
    • 47:20 Elliot Grandin takes a shot. Save made by Frank Fielding.
    • 46:34 Short corner taken by Elliot Grandin from the right by-line.
    • 46:21 Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Kevin Kilbane gets a block in.
    • 45:27 Alex Baptiste produces a cross, clearance made by Jason Shackell.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:52 The referee blows for half time.
    • 44:58 Shot from 20 yards by Keith Southern. Save by Frank Fielding.
    • 44:37 Corner taken right-footed by Elliot Grandin from the right by-line, clearance made by James Bailey.
    • 44:31 A cross is delivered by Stephen Crainey, clearance by Mark O'Brien.
    • 43:27 Ben Davies produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
    • 42:29 Steve Davies has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 41:24 Ben Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brett Ormerod. Stephen Crainey takes the free kick.
    • 40:12 Keith Southern challenges Kevin Kilbane unfairly and gives away a free kick. Frank Fielding restarts play with the free kick.
    • 36:46 Jamie Ward produces a cross, Alex Baptiste gets a block in.
    • 36:37 The ball is swung over by John Brayford.
    • 36:02 Elliot Grandin takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding.
    • 32:45 The ball is delivered by Ben Davies, save by Matthew Gilks.
    • 31:46 Centre by Ben Davies.
    • 31:01 Steve Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Evatt. Barry Ferguson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 27:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Ferguson on Craig Bryson. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jamie Ward, Matthew Gilks makes a save.
    • 26:46 Jamie Ward produces a cross, Matthew Hill manages to make a clearance.
    • 25:56 Centre by Alex Baptiste, Headed effort on goal by Barry Ferguson from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.
    • 24:33 Ben Davies has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
    • 23:44 Centre by Jamie Ward, clearance made by Alex Baptiste.
    • 22:50 Jamie Ward crosses the ball.
    • 21:59 Gary Taylor-Fletcher takes a shot. Frank Fielding makes a save.
    • 21:13 Elliot Grandin produces a cross.
    • 19:38 Craig Bryson is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.
    • 17:53 Steve Davies crosses the ball, Matthew Hill manages to make a clearance.
    • 16:52 Kevin Phillips challenges Jason Shackell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Frank Fielding takes the free kick.
    • 15:56 Brett Ormerod is ruled offside. Jason Shackell takes the indirect free kick.
    • 14:11 Elliot Grandin produces a cross.
    • 13:49 Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Kevin Kilbane gets a block in.
    • 13:27 Stephen Crainey sends in a cross.
    • 8:05 The ball is delivered by Craig Bryson.
    • 4:44 Handball decision goes against Kevin Phillips. Frank Fielding takes the free kick.
    • 4:06 The ball is delivered by Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
    • 2:19 Unfair challenge on Alex Baptiste by Jeff Hendrick results in a free kick. Alex Baptiste restarts play with the free kick.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

    Live text and data provided by The Press Association.

    Print Sponsor

    Npower Championship results

    17 Aug 2011 23:59 UK

    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 17 Aug 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Southampton 3 6 9
    2 Brighton 3 4 9
    3 Derby 3 3 9
    4 Middlesbrough 3 3 7
    5 West Ham 3 4 6
    6 Crystal Palace 3 2 6
    7 Cardiff 3 1 6
    8 Blackpool 3 1 6
    9 Millwall 3 2 5
    10 Reading 3 1 4
    11 Peterborough 3 0 4
    12 Portsmouth 3 0 4
    13 Nott'm Forest 3 -1 4
    14 Leeds 3 0 3
    15 Birmingham 2 0 3
    16 Ipswich 3 -1 3
    17 Leicester 3 -2 3
    18 Hull 3 -3 3
    19 Bristol City 3 -4 3
    20 Burnley 2 -2 1
    21 Barnsley 3 -3 1
    22 Watford 3 -5 1
    23 Coventry 3 -3 0
    24 Doncaster 3 -3 0

    BBC navigation

    BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

    This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

    TOP NEWS FRONT PAGE STORIES