Match 7: Tuesday 14th September 2010
League v Hull City (A) – Kuqi Debut at the KC
Derby went into the match at the KC Stadium on the back of the disappointing home game against Sheffield United. Nigel Clough had brought in another striker, Shefki Kuqi, on a three month loan from Swansea City and made his debut in this game. Jimmy Bullard made his first appearance this season for Hull City.
Derby started the better of the two teams, creating several half chances. Kuqi had a wonderful chance to put Derby ahead but was somehow denied by goalkeeper, Matt Duke. Hull took the lead on forty minutes when a cross came into Derby’s box and was headed in by Daniel Ayala, on loan from Liverpool.
Derby struggled to get into the game at times after that. Their best chance came from Commons but flashed the shot harmlessly wide. The points were wrapped up for Hull when Robert Koren place the ball into the bottom left corner on eighty three minutes.
Final score: lost 2-0