Match 22 – League. Saturday 11 December 2010
Bristol City (A) – Run Continued
Derby travelled to Ashton Gate on the back of a run of two straight defeats. The hosts were on a good run of form going into this fixture.
This was a good, open contest with Derby having most of the chances early on. However, the key decision went Bristol City’s way when, in the first half, Paul Green passed the ball through to Commons only for him to be taken down by David James. James was the last man, but for some reason remained on the pitch and was only shown a yellow card.
The hosts took the lead in the second half against the run of play, when striker Brett Pittman slotted Adomah’s cross in at the far post past Steven Bywater in the forty-eighth minute. (Bywater having just returned from injury and Frank Fielding returning to Blackburn).
Their second came when Adomah again threaded the ball through to Pittman for striker to get his second on sixty-eight minutes.
Derby couldn’t find the net despite all their chances and slipped to a third defeat in a row. They were left feeling very aggrieved that the James decision didn’t go their way.
Final Score: Lost 2 -0 “A Red Card SHOULD Have Been Shown”