League Cup v Crewe United (A) – The First Road to Wembley Begins!
Match 2: Tuesday 10th August 2010
Derby travelled to Gresty Road with a view to carrying on their great start to the season at Elland Road. A similar team was named with Hulse dropped to the bench.
The match wasn’t the highest of quality and neither was Derby’s performance. In a game of few chances, Commons came the closest, causing Crewe goalkeeper, Rhys Taylor, to produce a save. But Derby never really got going and went behind on half-time when Shaun Barker accidentally headed the the ball in to his own net.
Crewe grew stronger and caused Bywater the most trouble out of the two goalkeepers.
Derby exit the League Cup in the first round yet again. One Wembley dream was over.
Final score – lost 1-0. Eliminated from the League Cup.