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Derby County 0-0 Aston Villa

Will Hughes and Ross McCormack
Saturday's meeting between Derby and Aston Villa was the first in the second tier since March 1969

Derby recorded their second successive goalless home draw in the Championship after being held by Aston Villa.

Villa enjoyed the better of the first half and twice hit the woodwork through Ross McCormack and Gary Gardner.

Pierluigi Gollini saved from Tom Ince and Ashley Westwood cleared Richard Keogh's header off the line as Derby began the second half brightly.

Will Hughes also cleared off the line from Villa's Tommy Elphick but neither side could break through.

The result leaves both sides with five points from their opening four games, having each won one, drawn two and lost one so far.

And Derby are still waiting for their first home league goal this season after also drawing 0-0 with Brighton on the opening day of the campaign.

Villa, who are unbeaten in three, were unable to hand new midfielder Mile Jedinak a debut because the paperwork following his move from Crystal Palace was not completed in time but they looked solid throughout and had the better chances in the first half as McCormack's shot hit the bar while Gardner struck the post.

Derby looked a different side after the break but struggled to maintain the pressure after their early flurry as the game petered out to its conclusion.

Line-ups

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 2Christie
  • 6KeoghBooked at 59mins
  • 5Shackell
  • 3ForsythSubstituted forBairdat 66'minutes
  • 19HughesBooked at 57mins
  • 10InceSubstituted forBentat 77'minutes
  • 18ButterfieldSubstituted forCamaraat 45'minutes
  • 4BrysonBooked at 60mins
  • 7Russell
  • 9Martin

Substitutes

  • 11Bent
  • 12Baird
  • 15Johnson
  • 16Pearce
  • 17Grant
  • 20Camara
  • 22Blackman

Aston Villa

  • 1Gollini
  • 7BacunaBooked at 47mins
  • 6Elphick
  • 12Chester
  • 28CissokhoBooked at 73mins
  • 10J Ayew
  • 15Westwood
  • 22Gardner
  • 40GrealishSubstituted forAmaviat 83'minutes
  • 14GestedeSubstituted forKozákat 28'minutesSubstituted forGreenat 83'minutes
  • 44McCormackBooked at 60mins

Substitutes

  • 2Baker
  • 4Richards
  • 18Kozák
  • 19Green
  • 21Hutton
  • 23Amavi
  • 31Bunn
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
31,205

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamAston Villa
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 0, Aston Villa 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 0, Aston Villa 0.

Attempt missed. Abdoul Camara (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Will Hughes with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Leandro Bacuna.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.

Foul by Andre Green (Aston Villa).

Chris Baird (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Gary Gardner (Aston Villa).

Cyrus Christie (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andre Green (Aston Villa).

Jason Shackell (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Aston Villa. Jordan Ayew tries a through ball, but Aly Cissokho is caught offside.

Offside, Derby County. Will Hughes tries a through ball, but Darren Bent is caught offside.

Foul by Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa).

Johnny Russell (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Ayew (Aston Villa).

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Jordan Amavi replaces Jack Grealish.

Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa. Andre Green replaces Libor Kozák.

Attempt missed. Richard Keogh (Derby County) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Jason Shackell with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Aly Cissokho.

Foul by Aly Cissokho (Aston Villa).

Abdoul Camara (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Darren Bent (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Cyrus Christie with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Darren Bent replaces Tom Ince.

Aly Cissokho (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abdoul Camara (Derby County).

Attempt missed. Libor Kozák (Aston Villa) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Chris Baird.

Attempt missed. Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Johnny Russell from a direct free kick.

Booking

Aly Cissokho (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa).

Tom Ince (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Aston Villa. Jordan Ayew tries a through ball, but Leandro Bacuna is caught offside.

Pierluigi Gollini (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

Attempt blocked. Tommy Elphick (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.

Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Chris Baird.

goal

As It Stood

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1Huddersfield431074310
2Brighton42208268
3Wolves42207348
4Fulham42206428
5Norwich32105147
6QPR42027526
7Newcastle42026426
8Brentford42024316
9Barnsley42028806
10Bristol City42024406
11Nottm Forest4202810-26
12Aston Villa41214225
13Birmingham412145-15
14Cardiff412145-15
15Derby412112-15
16Wigan41128714
17Burton41129904
18Ipswich31114404
19Leeds411246-24
20Sheff Wed411225-34
21Reading411248-44
22Rotherham411238-54
23Preston410334-13
24Blackburn4013411-71
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