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Derby County 0-0 Brentford

Derby v Brentford
Derby have only scored two home league goals in seven games

Derby's struggle for goals continued as they were held to a frustrating stalemate by Brentford.

Scott Carson was at full stretch to tip a header from Brentford's John Egan behind, while Tom Ince saw his free-kick turned over by visiting keeper Daniel Bentley.

The visitors almost scored when Scott Hogan rounded Carson, but he could only find the side netting.

Derby, who have just seven goals in 13 games, are three points off relegation.

Johnny Russell and Ince had the Rams' best second-half chances, while Romaine Sawyers had a penalty shout waved away for Brentford.

Despite the lack of goals, Steve McClaren's Derby side are now on a four-game unbeaten run, conceding just once in the process.

Their lack of attacking impetus was compounded by James Wilson's knee injury in training, and they also lost Will Hughes, who limped off midway through the first half.

Brentford, winless in three games, are just a point outside the top six and rarely looked in trouble against their hosts.

The clean sheet was their first against Derby in 11 attempts, going back to 1953, and they have not won an away game against the Rams since 1939.

Derby County manager Steve McClaren: "The first half was too slow, no tempo and a little too safe.

"But we've got to play football with these players, they are football players, we can't play long ball.

"At times they are making mistakes but that will progress and will get better and I had no faults apart from in the final third where we needed that bit of magic.

"A draw was probably a fair result, we huffed and puffed without blowing the house down."

Brentford head coach Dean Smith: "I don't know if we deserved to win but we certainly deserved a penalty.

"It was a double whammy and how it's not given I don't know. I think their bench was embarrassed it wasn't given as well.

"I thought our performance was very good, very disciplined and the intensity of pressing in our half was very good.

"Derby have got very good players but had very few clear-cut chances and I think our goalkeeper was rarely troubled.

Line-ups

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 2Christie
  • 6Keogh
  • 16Pearce
  • 12BairdSubstituted forRussellat 65'minutes
  • 19HughesSubstituted forBrysonat 25'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 15Johnson
  • 18Butterfield
  • 10Ince
  • 23VydraSubstituted forBentat 81'minutes
  • 8Anya

Substitutes

  • 4Bryson
  • 7Russell
  • 11Bent
  • 24Weimann
  • 26Hanson
  • 31Rawson
  • 35Mitchell

Brentford

  • 1Bentley
  • 2Colin
  • 14Egan
  • 5Bjelland
  • 29Barbet
  • 15Woods
  • 8YennarisSubstituted forMcEachranat 81'minutes
  • 7SaundersSubstituted forClarkeat 72'minutes
  • 19Sawyers
  • 25KaikaiSubstituted forMacLeodat 84'minutes
  • 9HoganBooked at 60mins

Substitutes

  • 4MacLeod
  • 10McEachran
  • 11Hofmann
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 20Clarke
  • 36Onariase
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
26,707

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 0, Brentford 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 0, Brentford 0.

Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Woods (Brentford).

Attempt missed. Josh Clarke (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers.

Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

Lewis MacLeod (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Lewis MacLeod replaces Sullay Kaikai.

Attempt missed. Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Sullay Kaikai.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Josh McEachran replaces Nico Yennaris.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Darren Bent replaces Matej Vydra.

Cyrus Christie (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sullay Kaikai (Brentford).

Attempt missed. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tom Ince with a headed pass.

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

Foul by Sullay Kaikai (Brentford).

Hand ball by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

Foul by Tom Ince (Derby County).

Yoann Barbet (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Josh Clarke replaces Sam Saunders.

Attempt saved. Johnny Russell (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ikechi Anya.

Attempt missed. Johnny Russell (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Scott Hogan (Brentford) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Nico Yennaris.

Booking

Craig Bryson (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

Scott Hogan (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Andreas Bjelland.

Attempt blocked. Cyrus Christie (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Johnny Russell replaces Chris Baird.

Attempt missed. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Matej Vydra.

Booking

Scott Hogan (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott Carson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Scott Hogan (Brentford).

Attempt saved. John Egan (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sullay Kaikai with a cross.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Scott Carson.

Attempt saved. Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Saunders.

Foul by Ikechi Anya (Derby County).

Sam Saunders (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

goal

As It Stood

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3Brighton13742179825
4Huddersfield12813149525
5Birmingham136521914523
6Bristol City136252015520
7Sheff Wed126241414020
8Brentford135441912719
9QPR135441618-219
10Reading135441418-419
11Fulham134631617-118
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18Burton133551618-214
19Preston124261416-214
20Derby13355710-314
21Blackburn133371421-712
22Wigan132561315-211
23Cardiff123271020-1011
24Rotherham131391432-186
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