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Derby   2 - 0   Watford

Derby 2-0 Watford

Derby 2-0 Watford

Michael Tonge and Chris Porter were on target as Derby leapfrogged fellow strugglers Watford.

On-loan midfielder Tonge opened his Rams account in fine style when his 30-yard effort flew in off the crossbar.

Paul Green and Danny Graham missed chances to extend Derby's lead, before Rams keeper Stephen Bywater pulled off a fine save from Henri Lansbury.

Porter capitalised on Jay DeMerit's slip late on to drill home from 12 yards and seal a deserved home win.


Derby County coach Gary Crosby on goalscorer Tonge:
"He has been struggling all week with a virus but he wanted to play for as long as he could.

"Michael adds quality, which he showed with the goal and that was with his supposedly weaker foot. He's very comfortable with possession in any area of the pitch and he is a lovely lad as well.

"He's gone to Stoke and they are doing very very well and he's unfortunate not to be involved there more often than he has been, but that's to our benefit at the moment.

"It was pleasing to get a clean sheet as well but I'm pleased for the whole team, not just the back four and the goalkeeper."

Watford manager Malky Mackay:
"We are very disappointed because we didn't get started until after half-time.

"Then we showed we could cause problems and create chances, but we have got to start like that.

"The preparation was the same but for some reason we didn't come out of the traps. We've got to make sure we start at the same tempo as the opposition.

"We have to make sure we battle and fight for everything. It was there in patches in the first half but didn't come to the fore until the second when we did get on the front foot."

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Saturday, 6 March 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Derby 2-0 Watford FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Tonge 12
  • Porter 77

    Derby

    • 01 Bywater
    • 14 Barker
    • 17 Buxton
    • 21 Moxey yellow card
    • 24 Hunt yellow card
    • 04 Green
    • 08 Savage
    • 16 Pearson
    • 19 Tonge (Anderson 80)
    • 09 Hulse (Davies 75)
    • 12 Porter (Martin 88)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Deeney,
    • 06 Leacock,
    • 27 Anderson,
    • 18 Pringle,
    • 25 Martin,
    • 20 Davies,
    • 32 Sunu

    Watford

    • 01 Loach
    • 02 Mariappa
    • 06 DeMerit
    • 12 Doyley (Henderson 82)
    • 15 Harley (McGinn 77)
    • 24 Taylor
    • 05 Lansbury
    • 07 Cowie
    • 28 Eustace yellow card
    • 10 Graham
    • 11 Helguson (Hoskins 71)

    Substitutes

    • 16 Lee,
    • 17 Bennett,
    • 33 Hodson,
    • 08 McGinn,
    • 14 Jenkins,
    • 18 Hoskins,
    • 19 Henderson
    Ref: HorwoodAtt: 29,492
    DERBY
    WATFORD

    Possession

    • Derby 53%
    • Watford 47%

    Attempts on target

    • Derby 5
    • Watford 3

    Attempts off target

    • Derby 4
    • Watford 3

    Corners

    • Derby 6
    • Watford 3

    Fouls

    • Derby 16
    • Watford 15
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:08 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
    • 90:00+4:25 Corner taken by Stephen Pearson from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by John Eustace.
    • 90:00+3:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Eustace by Steve Davies. Free kick crossed by Henri Lansbury, Shaun Barker manages to make a clearance.
    • 90:00+2:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Russell Anderson by Martin Taylor. Jake Buxton takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+1:19 Short corner taken by Dave Martin from the left by-line.
    • 90:00+0:01 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie, Jake Buxton makes a clearance.
    • Correction - 87:42 Nicky Hunt takes the free kick.
    • Correction - 87:42 Substitution Chris Porter leaves the field to be replaced by Dave Martin.
    • Correction - 87:42 John Eustace gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Green.
    • 87:42 Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.
    • 87:42 Substitution Dave Martin is brought on as a substitute for Chris Porter.
    • 87:42 Free kick awarded for a foul by John Eustace on Paul Green.
    • 86:12 Danny Graham takes a shot. Stephen Bywater makes a save.
    • 84:15 Effort on goal by Paul Green from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 82:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Don Cowie on Stephen Pearson. Dean Moxey takes the direct free kick.
    • 81:37 Substitution Liam Henderson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lloyd Doyley.
    • 80:00 Substitution Michael Tonge goes off and Russell Anderson comes on.
    • 79:28 Stephen Bywater takes the direct free kick.
    • 79:28 Booking John Eustace goes into the book.
    • 79:16 John Eustace concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Green.
    • 78:25 Steve Davies challenges Jay DeMerit unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 76:53 GOAL - Chris PorterDerby 2 - 0 Watford A goal is scored by Chris Porter from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Derby 2-0 Watford.
    • 76:05 Substitution Stephen McGinn is brought on as a substitute for Jon Harley.
    • 73:57 Scott Loach takes the free kick.
    • 73:57 Substitution Steve Davies is brought on as a substitute for Rob Hulse.
    • 73:57 Foul by Rob Hulse on Jay DeMerit, free kick awarded.
    • 71:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Rob Hulse on Jay DeMerit. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
    • 71:18 Danny Graham is ruled offside. Stephen Bywater takes the direct free kick.
    • 70:38 Substitution Will Hoskins on for Heidar Helguson.
    • 70:10 Jon Harley produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
    • 69:22 Chris Porter fouled by Lloyd Doyley, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Tonge crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Jay DeMerit manages to make a clearance.
    • 68:32 The referee blows for offside against Danny Graham. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.
    • 67:24 Inswinging corner taken by Robbie Savage from the left by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Barker on Scott Loach. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 66:38 Robbie Savage takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Adrian Mariappa.
    • 66:03 Handball decision goes against John Eustace. Free kick crossed right-footed by Nicky Hunt, clearance by Adrian Mariappa.
    • 62:33 Jake Buxton challenges Henri Lansbury unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Danny Graham from left wing, Nicky Hunt makes a clearance.
    • 61:27 Jake Buxton fouled by Henri Lansbury, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.
    • 60:02 Michael Tonge produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 59:28 Danny Graham concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Barker. Stephen Bywater takes the direct free kick.
    • 56:12 Rob Hulse has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 54:45 Henri Lansbury takes a shot. Save by Stephen Bywater. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie played to the near post, Nicky Hunt manages to make a clearance.
    • 54:10 Foul by Jake Buxton on Heidar Helguson, free kick awarded. Henri Lansbury crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Nicky Hunt.
    • 53:08 Corner taken by Jon Harley from the left by-line played to the near post, Rob Hulse manages to make a clearance.
    • 50:59 Foul by Jay DeMerit on Chris Porter, free kick awarded. Michael Tonge crosses the ball in from the free kick, Martin Taylor manages to make a clearance. Paul Green takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.
    • 49:11 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jon Harley. Stephen Bywater takes the indirect free kick.
    • 48:44 Chris Porter is ruled offside. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.
    • 47:47 Corner taken right-footed by Robbie Savage, Jay DeMerit makes a clearance.
    • 45:44 Free kick crossed by Jon Harley.
    • 45:44 Booking Booking for Nicky Hunt.
    • 45:18 Unfair challenge on Henri Lansbury by Nicky Hunt results in a free kick.
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:59 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • 44:19 The assistant referee signals for offside against Heidar Helguson. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.
    • 42:51 Stephen Pearson challenges Don Cowie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Jon Harley from the free kick, save made by Stephen Bywater.
    • 41:24 Martin Taylor challenges Chris Porter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Hunt.
    • 40:48 Jon Harley fouled by Nicky Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
    • 39:23 Foul by Martin Taylor on Chris Porter, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael Tonge, Jay DeMerit manages to make a clearance.
    • 38:55 Close range headed effort by Danny Graham clears the crossbar.
    • 38:32 Rob Hulse is adjudged to have handled the ball. Henri Lansbury takes the free kick.
    • 33:25 Shot from just outside the area by Paul Green goes over the bar.
    • 32:40 Foul by Stephen Pearson on Adrian Mariappa, free kick awarded. Don Cowie takes the free kick.
    • 30:50 Unfair challenge on Rob Hulse by Lloyd Doyley results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Michael Tonge from right by-line, clearance by Henri Lansbury.
    • 29:39 Unfair challenge on Robbie Savage by Henri Lansbury results in a free kick. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.
    • 29:20 John Eustace fouled by Chris Porter, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lloyd Doyley.
    • 26:32 Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 26:32 Booking The referee shows Dean Moxey a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 25:57 Dean Moxey concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Graham.
    • 25:25 Henri Lansbury concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Barker. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.
    • 24:55 Rob Hulse concedes a free kick for a foul on Lloyd Doyley. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 24:08 Foul by Robbie Savage on Jon Harley, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Henri Lansbury.
    • 19:50 Chris Porter concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay DeMerit. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 19:15 Heidar Helguson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stephen Bywater takes the free kick.
    • 11:12 GOAL - Michael TongeDerby 1 - 0 Watford Michael Tonge finds the back of the net with a goal from a long way out to the top right corner of the goal. Derby 1-0 Watford.
    • 10:35 Heidar Helguson has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 8:34 The referee penalises Chris Porter for handball. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
    • 7:32 Paul Green takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.
    • 5:18 Rob Hulse takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.
    • 4:42 Corner taken right-footed by Robbie Savage from the left by-line to the near post, Henri Lansbury makes a clearance.
    • 2:51 Foul by Adrian Mariappa on Stephen Pearson, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Robbie Savage, save by Scott Loach.
    • 2:24 Don Cowie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Pearson. Dean Moxey takes the free kick.
    • 1:10 The official flags Jon Harley offside. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.
    • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 6 Mar 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Newcastle 34 40 72
    2 Nottm Forest 35 22 64
    3 West Brom 34 29 63
    4 Swansea 34 7 56
    5 Leicester 34 9 54
    6 Cardiff 33 16 52
    7 Blackpool 35 10 50
    8 Coventry 35 -6 49
    9 Sheff Utd 34 1 48
    10 Middlesbrough 35 7 47
    11 Barnsley 34 -10 45
    12 Doncaster 34 2 44
    13 Preston 34 -8 43
    14 Derby 34 -7 42
    15 Bristol City 34 -10 42
    16 QPR 33 -6 40
    17 Watford 32 -5 39
    18 Reading 32 -9 38
    19 Ipswich 34 -9 38
    20 Scunthorpe 34 -20 38
    21 Crystal Palace 33 0 37
    22 Sheff Wed 34 -17 37
    23 Plymouth 33 -15 30
    24 Peterborough 34 -21 24


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