Derby County 2 Peterborough Utd 1

Basic Information

Date 8th August 2009.
Stadium Pride Park Stadium, Derby, England
Competition Championship.
Attendance 33,010 (2,659 away).
Officials Paul Taylor.

Posh begin their return to the second tier by conceding the first Championship goal of the season, as Miles Addison easily converts Jake Buxton’s header across the box after the visitors fail to clear from a corner. Darren Ferguson’s side slowly begin to improve during the first half: Craig Mackail-Smith has an effort ruled off-side before Aaron Mclean goes close after Tommy Rowe, Tom Williams and George Boyd combine. In the second Paul Coutts goes close from 25 yards, but Posh are unable to make the breakthrough until Stephen Bywater clumsily brings down Shaun Batt in the box, and George Boyd coolly converts. Within minutes, however, Derby steal the points as Gary Teale scrambles the ball home after Lee Frecklington headers Kris Commons’s shot against the bar.

Teams

Derby County
Management
Nigel Clough
Gary Crosby (assistant)
Starting line-up
1 Stephen Bywater
2 Paul Connolly
4 Paul Green (-46')
5 Miles Addison Goal
7 Lee Croft (-80')
8 Robbie Savage
11 Gary Teale Goal
16 Stephen Pearson
17 Jake Buxton Yellow Card
20 Steve Davies (-89')
21 Dean Moxey
Substitutes
3 Jay McEveley (+89')
10 Kris Commons (+46')
13 Saul Deeney
15 Luke Varney
18 Ben Pringle (+80')
22 Arnaud Mendy
23 Mark O'Brien
Peterborough Utd
Management
Darren Ferguson
Kevin Russell (assistant)
Starting line-up
1 Joe Lewis
3 Tom Williams
4 Craig Morgan
5 Gabriel Zakuani (captain)
6 Charlie Lee
7 Paul Coutts
9 Aaron Mclean
10 George Boyd Goal Yellow Card
11 Dean Keates Yellow Card (-53')
12 Craig Mackail-Smith
14 Tommy Rowe (-63')
Substitutes
2 Russell Martin
8 Lee Frecklington (+53')
13 James McKeown
15 Toumani Diagouraga
16 Krystian Pearce (loaned from Birmingham City)
17 Jamie Day
19 Shaun Batt Yellow Card (+63')