Vital Football

Latest Bristol City News

Skuse spoils Savage swansong

Derby County
0 - 2
Bristol City

Pride Park Stadium, Derby

30 April 2011

Attendance: 25,745

Referee:

Cole Skuse made sure Derby midfielder Robbie Savage's last appearance at Pride Park ended in defeat by scoring a brilliantly taken goal to seal our first win at Derby since 1994.

Former Derby striker Jon Stead put the Robins in front with only six minutes on the clock, turning sharply inside the box to fire left-footed past Brad Jones.

Rams forward Theo Robinson then forced Dean Gerken into a smart double save before Gerken thwarted Steven Davies' drive from distance.

Stead missed a good chance to double his, and City's, tally for the afternoon when he raced clear only to fire into the side-netting.

Robbie Savage was then booked for a cynical foul on Brett Pitman on 33 mintues, much to the delight of the Cider Army behind the goal.

Alberto Bueno saw his effort tipped around the post just before half-time and Robinson spurned another chance for the Rams when shooting wide from a good position inside the City box.

But it was City supporters who were on their feet again on 66 minutes, following some poor defending from the home defence.

Brett Pitman caught Gareth Roberts in possession on the right-hand side of the box before the ball broke to Cole Skuse, who demonstrated excellent technique in volleying into the bottom left-hand corner from 25 yards out.

Albert Adomah fired inches past the upright when fed by Pitman before Savage shanked his chance to sign off in style, when blazing over the top from 18 yards.

DERBY (4-4-2): Jones; Brayford, Anderson, Ayala, Roberts; Pearson, Savage (Hendrick '84), Bailey, S. Davies (Doyle '77); Bueno, Robinson (Ball '66).

CITY (4-4-2): Gerken; Spence, Wilson, Nyatanga, McAllister; Adomah (Woolford '77), Elliott, Skuse, Campbell-Ryce; Stead (Jackson '85), Pitman (Clarkson '71).

REFEREE: Iain Williamson (Berkshire)


Writer:Tin
Date:Monday May 2 2011
Time: 7:41PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Bristol City
Write For Vital Bristol City
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Brighton & Hove Albion v Bristol City
Suggested By:
Bristol City win0%
Brighton win100%
Draw0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 45 28 7 10 91 42
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 45 16 11 18 59 -4
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Bristol City Results (view all)

Bristol City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 5:30PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.luigi BCFC7
Write for Vital Football