Derby County 2 - 0 Barnsley

Match info: Championship at iPro Stadium

Date: 06/11/2012 KO: 19:45 Ref: D Coote Att: 20,808

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


James O'Connor 69
Nathan Tyson 90



FT (ht: 0-0)

  • Last Updated: November 6 2012, 22:53 GMT

Derby manager Nigel Clough has told Nathan Tyson he will have to be patient to win a place up front despite his spectacular finish which sealed a 2-0 npower Championship win over Barnsley.

Nigel Clough: Tyson will have to be patient
Nigel Clough: Tyson will have to be patient

The striker came off the bench to smash in an unstoppable 20 yard shot in the 90th minute to finish the visitors off after James O'Connor had put Derby ahead.

"It was a lovely way to finish and meant we were not sweating going into the last few minutes," Clough said.

"Everyone has to play their part and it's absolutely vital that even when they come off the bench, they contribute.

"He's pressing for a start but the front two have played so well that he understands it's difficult for him to get in so all he can do is keep doing what he did tonight, put a goal in when he comes on and be a nuisance.

"You never know we might get an injury in training this week and then he's ready to come in."

Clough admitted his team also had to show patience to break down a hard-working Barnsley side.

"We knew it would be tough because Barnsley are fighting for their lives and it was important we didn't concede. We had to show patience tonight and keep doing the right things.2

Barnsley manager Keith Hill was left to reflect on what might have been after Stephen Dawson wasted a great chance just before Tyson scored.

He said: "We give the opposition to much encouragement with silly free-kicks but it's marginal whether you win, lose or draw depending on the decisions players make.

"I set a framework out but the players have to make decisions within that. The players have given me everything they possibly could but when we create chances we've got to convert or at least hit the target and when we defend free-kicks we've got to make sure we clear them.

"The players have got to make better decisions on behalf of me and I can't play that game for them. We are looking for them to progress by making less mistakes and to be more assertive in front of goal."

Luke Steele made a great reaction save in the 61st minute when a Paul Coutts free-kick from just outside the box took a late deflection but Derby went in front eight minutes later.

Another free-kick was swung to the back post and Richard Keogh's header came back off the inside of the post before O'Connor turned it over the line.

Barnsley had a great chance to equalise when Dawson was left unmarked at a corner in the 89th minute but he volleyed over and, a minute later, Derby broke away for Tyson to settle it in style with a 20 yard shot into the top right corner.

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