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Derby County 0-0 Burton Albion

Nigel Clough
Nigel Clough's Burton side are now five points clear of the Championship relegation zone

Derby County dominated but could not find a way past Nigel Clough's gutsy Burton Albion side, who earned a point from their first game at Pride Park.

Brewers boss Clough, who was sacked by the Rams in 2013, masterminded a display that ensures the hosts slipped 10 points outside the play-off spots after three home games without a win.

Darren Bent wasted Derby's best chance, somehow shooting over from two yards.

Burton frustrated the hosts after the interval but barely threatened.

The closest they came was when former Rams attacker Luke Varney headed an effort straight at Scott Carson just after Bent's miss.

Jacob Butterfield did force a fine save from visiting keeper Jon McLaughlin after the interval, but they could not create a telling opportunity and Burton held on for a point which takes them five points clear of the Championship relegation zone.

Derby County manager Steve McClaren:

"We are very disappointed with two points from three games when our home form has been excellent. We talked about a target but we've not achieved that.

"It was a yellow brick wall of four and six but I can't fault the players, we kept plugging away but it wasn't our night.

"Burton came for a draw and got it and it's been a frustrating night all round. Sometimes you can play for two days and not score and I think that was the situation tonight.

"When we came here we were fourth bottom and just dreaming of getting away and the players have done a marvellous job to go on a run, but I knew after the first three or four games this would be a frustrating season."

Burton Albion assistant boss Andy Garner:

"Proud is a bit of an understatement. It's incredible. We worked incredibly hard, we're honest enough to say we came for a point and for us to get that at Derby is absolutely unbelievable.

"That's what we are all about, honesty and hard work. We're not particularly good at times and the players will tell you that as well, but we dig deep and everybody works for each other.

"Nigel is in the dressing room, it's quite an emotional day for the gaffer. We had four magnificent years here, love the club and the fans so it's very emotional coming back for the first time and little Burton have taken four points off them so we're delighted.

"We didn't want to lose tonight, we set up for a point, worked all week training to get a point so I think it's good management really because we are going home with a point."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 2Christie
  • 6Keogh
  • 16Pearce
  • 25Lowe
  • 19HughesSubstituted forNugentat 72'minutes
  • 17de Sart
  • 18Butterfield
  • 10InceBooked at 85mins
  • 11Bent
  • 8AnyaSubstituted forCamaraat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Shackell
  • 15Johnson
  • 20Camara
  • 23Vydra
  • 28Nugent
  • 29Olsson
  • 35Mitchell

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 15NaylorBooked at 69mins
  • 4Mousinho
  • 6Turner
  • 2Flanagan
  • 19VarneySubstituted forO'Gradyat 79'minutes
  • 24Christensen
  • 16Palmer
  • 36IrvineSubstituted forMurphyat 45'minutes
  • 11Dyer
  • 12WoodrowSubstituted forSordellat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Williamson
  • 8O'Grady
  • 9Sordell
  • 13Bywater
  • 18Miller
  • 25Barker
  • 30Murphy
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
31,081

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home15
Away3
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Derby County 0, Burton Albion 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Derby County 0, Burton Albion 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Nugent (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Darren Bent with a headed pass.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Julien de Sart (Derby County).

  5. Post update

    Lloyd Dyer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Lloyd Dyer.

  7. Booking

    Tom Ince (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Tom Ince (Derby County).

  9. Post update

    Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Chris O'Grady (Burton Albion).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Ince (Derby County) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Nugent.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marvin Sordell (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Naylor.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Chris O'Grady replaces Luke Varney.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Max Lowe (Derby County).

  18. Post update

    Marvin Sordell (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Luke Varney.

  20. Post update

    David Nugent (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle32223762253769
2Brighton32208454262868
3Huddersfield3220484335864
4Reading3318694742560
5Leeds331841145341158
6Sheff Wed33177942321058
7Norwich331561258471151
8Fulham311310852371549
9Barnsley33147125147449
10Preston331310104440449
11Derby32139103629748
12Cardiff33136144547-245
13Ipswich331011123441-741
14Brentford32117144646040
15QPR33117153646-1040
16Birmingham331010133448-1440
17Aston Villa32812123038-836
18Nottm Forest33106174658-1236
19Wolves3198143842-435
20Burton3398163346-1335
21Bristol City3195174246-432
22Wigan3379173040-1030
23Blackburn3178163649-1329
24Rotherham3345243073-4317
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