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FA CUP FOURTH ROUND RESULT
Derby County 1-1 Nottingham Forest Match report

GOALFLASHES AND MAJOR INCIDENTS (all times GMT)

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By Paul Fletcher

2156: Well, Derby and Forest will get to do it all over again.

Many thanks for all your comments. Jonathan Stevenson will doubtless give you his verdict on the tie when he reappears on Saturday for some more FA Cup live text.

I'd like to sign off by wishing injured Forest player Paul Anderson a speedy recovery from his wrist injury - and wish the Davies family all the best following the news that Billy's son William has undergone a serious operation in Glasgow.

2155: "What a game, what an end to the game. I'm definitely catching the replay."
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2153: "We are disappointed. Over the 90 minutes we were the better side and had the better chances."
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2152: I thought that Nacer Barazite faded in the second half, but hey, what do I know? He is top of the Player Rater pops at full-time with 7.60. Forest's Nathan Tyson is right up there with 7.15. I thought he played pretty well. Why don't you get involved?
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2149: I thought that was a pretty decent FA Cup tie. Plenty of effort, a fair few heavy challenges, some decent pace and ability on display and two goals that were the product of excellent skill and deception. The atmosphere sounded great and the two teams get to do it all over again.

2144: Full-time Derby County 1-1 Nottingham Forest
Yep, that is 1-1.

2144: Chris Cohen is booked for a thunderous challenge that also sees him collect an injury from which he struggles to recover.

2142: Forest win a corner. The cross is not what I would call convincingly cleared but it is nonetheless scrambled away.

2140: Forest goalscorer Robert Earnshaw makes way for Joe Garner. He doesn't exactly rush off the pitch. Wouldn't it be great if Joel Garner had come on?

2140: ...comes to nothing.

2140: Corner to Derby...

2138: Apparently Forest's Paul Anderson has a fracture and dislocation of the wrist.

2137: There will be six minutes of injury-time - but will there be a winner?

2135: Another chance, this one falling to Luke Varney. He heads goalwards but again he can find no way past Paul Smith.

Emanuel Villa replaces Nacer Barazite.

2134: How is that not a goal? Paul Connolly delivers a brilliant cross from the right, Rob Hulse meets the ball and heads it goalwards but Paul Smith makes an amazing save.

2131: Forest win a free-kick in a wide area after Robbie Savage slides in. Derby manage to clear the danger. The ball eventually drops to Kris Commons up the other end and the Derby player shoots over from the edge of the box.

2128: Kris Commons hits one from 20 yards. It swerves through the air and Paul Smith punches the ball clear. Commons has been impressive since he came on for the Rams.

2127: Just over 10 minutes of normal time left but there could be quite a lot of injury time now. Both teams are still trying to push forward but the tempo has dropped off since the injury to Paul Anderson.

2125: Paul Connolly is booked for catching Paul Anderson in the incident that led to the injury. Anderson is stretchered off. Lets just hope it isn't as serious as it looks. Arron Davies comes on for him.

2121: This game has really come to life. Derby attack, then Forest.

Then one of those moments happens that makes you wince when you watch it in slow motion. Paul Anderson goes down after he is tackled and lands very awkwardly on his right arm, which gets caught behind his back as he hits the ground. Looks very serious.

2120: Kris Commons really should put Derby back in front after a deep cross reaches him but his left-foot effort is wide of the target. Disappointing. Unless you like Forest.

2120: Here he comes, the one you've all been talking about. Former Forest favourite Kris Commons comes on for Derby, replacing Gary Teale.

2119: "Rob Earnshaw you beautiful man!"
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2116: Forest's Garath McCleary has a powerful shot on the turn that Stephen Bywater saves.

2114: Forest are a transformed team - neat passing, sharp turns, intelligent movement. They clearly look the most likely to win this tie at the moment.

2111: GOAL Derby County 1-1 Nottingham Forest
Almost a carbon copy of Derby's goal. A low cross comes in from the right side. Nathan Tyson throws the Derby defence with a neat dummy and Robert Earnshaw takes a touch to compose himself before slotting home from 10 yards.

2109: Lewis McGugan spins sharply in the Derby box and shoots but his effort lacks pace and is easily saved.

Giles Barnes makes way for Luke Varney.

2107: James Perch catches Rob Hulse on the edge of the box. No foul is given and Nigel Clough is not amused.

2105: Forest sub Garath McCleary goes in late with his studs up on Jordan Stewart. Several Derby players rightly take exception and the Forest player is booked.

2102: I'm not sure what David Kelly said to his players at the break but they have been a vast improvement on their first-half showing. Derby haven't really got into the game since the restart.

2100: Nathan Tyson has been one of the liveliest players on the pitch. He beats a Derby defender for pace but there is nobody in the box to meet his cross.

2057: The ball drops to Robert Earnshaw but he fails to make clean contact from a tight angle and his shot flies wide.

2055: All Forest at the moment, with Stephen Bywater making another save, this time at his near post.

2053: Almost an equaliser for Forest but Nathan Tyson's low strike across goal is well saved by Stephen Bywater.

2052: The match resumes and Forest have made a change with Garath McCleary on for Joel Lynch. It is McCleary's FA Cup debut.

2047: (See 2034) I should add that the incident happened after Robert Earnshaw lost his balance and was falling forward.

2046: Panic not Derby fans, a slip of an errant finger briefly led to the misleading half-time score of 0-0. That has been swiftly corrected (by another, more accurate finger).

2045: (See 2009) "Timothy Dalton is from Belper in Derbyshire. Me mum used to go to his brother's parties."
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2042: I thought that was a fairly entertaining 45 minutes, illuminated massively by the one in the unfortunates that came the way of Robbie Savage. Poor Lamb, or more pertinently, Ram.

2036: The impressive Nacer Barazite is your man of the half on Player Rater. The midfielder has stacked up 7.88. Wonder if he can keep that up in the second half?
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2035: Half-time Derby County 1-0 Nottingham Forest

2034: I never thought I'd write this sentence...Robert Earnshaw accidentally headbutts Robbie Savage in the nether regions. Savage looks to be in a lot of pain.

2031: A long ball forward and seemingly nothing doing, but Nathan Tyson shows a great burst of pace and sneaks the ball off Miles Addison, who has allowed it to bounce. The ball is bundled out for a corner. Robert Earnshaw has a chance from a tight angle but cannot keep it on target.

2028: (See 2009) "Timothy Dalton is Welsh but the family moved up to Derby early on his life, I think. Robert Lindsay on the other hand is from Ilkeston and if I am not mistaken that is closer to Nottingham?"
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2026: I'd have to say that Derby just about deserve their lead. Will we see a little more ambition from Forest now?

2024: GOAL Derby County 1-0 Nottingham Forest
A brilliant dummy is the key to this goal. Paul Green fools the Forest defence by feigning to shoot from a low cross from the right but lets the ball slips through his legs and Rob Hulse slots home from eight yards.

2022: The nearest we have come to a goal. A cracking 20-yard right-foot strike from Nacer Barazite - but Forest keeper Paul Smith makes an equally impressive save.

2017: Nathan Tyson, all pace and trickery, is causing Derby problems. He is picking the ball up in wide areas, both left and right, and looking to harass the opposing full-back.

2016: A series of crunching tackles close to the touch line, eventually ended by the shrewd and wise decision making of referee Howard Webb.

2014: Veteran Forest defender Ian Breckin would not have done his popularity rating any favours had his header towards his own goal not been saved by Paul Smith.

2011: A neat turn from the heavily involved Nacer Barazite but he cannot quite prevent the play from slipping out of play for a goal-kick.

Forest break and Robert Earnshaw should hit Nathan Tyson's low cross with his first touch. He takes a touch and the opening is quickly snuffed out.

2010: Nacer Barazite delivers his third and fourth corners of the game. The Rams haven't really threatened from set pieces so far.

2009: "Robert Lindsay and Timothy Dalton are Derby's most famous sons, everyone knows that."
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Hang on, isn't Timothy Dalton Welsh?

2007: Gary Teale cuts in from the left flank, gliding past a Forest player or two, and shoots from 18 yards but his effort lacks pace and is easily saved.

2004: "Might be time to re-think the whole 'just pass the ball to the Arsenal player, he'll do the rest' plan as Barazite embarrassingly mis-hits two crosses in a row."
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I think Nacer Barazite has done OK so far, though for an Arsenal player he isn't the quickest.

2002: Robert Earnshaw tries his luck from distance but it is comfortable for Rams keeper Stephen Bywater.

2000: Forest break forward but Robert Earnshaw cannot quite make a telling pass with Nathan Tyson lurking. Derby then burst forward and win a corner. Sounds like a cracking atmosphere and the game is starting to match it.

1958: A clash of heads as Nathan Tyson is first to a long ball forward but takes one in the back of the head courtesy of Martin Albrechtsen. Neither players looks pleased with the outcome.

1957: Wolfie anyone? Robert Lindsay in the crowd at Pride Park. He is from Ilkeston apparently.

1955: A few meaty challenges going in - I wouldn't expect anything else - but nothing in the way of a clear-cut opening to tell you about.

1953: "I hope Joel Lynch adds a million to his price tag in front of the cameras. I hate Micky Adams for pushing him out."
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1951: Robbie Savage puts what might be termed an early reducer on Lewis McGugan. High and late from the experienced Derby midfielder, who impressed after coming off the bench against Man Utd.

1950: Now I'm not one for predictions, at all, but to satisfy those who seem to want one:

Derby 2-1 Forest.

1948: Not what I would call a prompt start but Rob Hulse and Giles Barnes get us under way.

1945: Derby - led out by a Ram. No more to say about that.

1944: Team news

Derby boss Nigel Clough make four changes from the side that lost 4-2 to Manchester United in the Carling Cup semi-final on Tuesday. Roy Carroll is demoted to the bench, so Stephen Bywater takes his place in goal. Andy Todd has a hamstring strain, so Miles Addison steps in at centre-back. Robbie Savage is promoted from the bench in place of Claude Davies while Kris Commons is nursing a shin injury and drops to the bench, with Giles Barnes playing behind striker Rob Hulse.

Forest make one change from the side that beat Plymouth 2-0 last week, with defender Joel Lynch coming in for Wes Morgan.

1943: "Even as a Liverpool fan this is the game I'm most looking forward to this weekend, I've managed to convince my local pub to put it on the telly, good times Paul, good times."
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1936: I have just watched Forest striker - and former Derby player - Robert Earnshaw breaking off from his pre-match warm-up to do a pitch-side interview. You don't often see that.

1935: "In Nottingham city centre and the atmosphere is buzzing. Forest have not conceded this year, 2-0 to the Reds!"
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1931: "I'm a Notts County fan who is sat at work in Derby. I'm looking and feeling resplendent in a jaunty black & white tie."
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1929: "These sort of games might not have massive name players involved, but they always produce."
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1927: With Billy Davies in Glasgow (See 1900), Forest will be managed tonight by David Kelly, who will be assisted by Julian Darby.

1922: "Wonder which Forest player will be the first to kick Kris Commons..."
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Now, now. Lets all try to be friends. Peace not war. And anyway, Commons is on the bench. They might have to wait a while to get a chance...

1919: "Thank God it's not Stevo the Red Dog tonight! 2-1 to the mighty Rams."
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1918: TEAMS

Derby: Bywater, Connolly, Addison, Albrechtsen, Stewart, Barazite, Green, Savage, Teale, Hulse, Barnes. Subs: Carroll, Commons, Villa, Varney, Nyatanga, Hanson, Beardsley.

Nottm Forest: Smith, Chambers, Wilson, Breckin, Lynch, Anderson, Perch, McGugan, Cohen, Tyson, Earnshaw. Subs: Darlow, McCleary, Davies, Garner, Byrne, Thornhill, Heath.

Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)

1915: Stevo, for those of you wondering, is watching the match elsewhere. I'll have some team news for you as soon as I get it.

1913: At the risk of blowing my own trumpet, I recently interviewed Billy Davies - a man who really does not appreciate being asked stupid questions.
Billy Davies feature

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Aston Villa take on Doncaster this weekend extraordinarily keen to avoid a repeat of their 3-0 defeat in the Carling Cup in 2005.

James Milner was part of that Villa team and is still trying to work out what went wrong back then.
No Rovers repeat, say Milner

1910: On paper an FA Cup tie between two struggling Championship clubs is nothing to get too excited about.

This fixture is different.

It is rich in history, rivalry and talking points. It has more intriguing angles than a Miss World contest.

Forest boss Billy Davies hardly had time to get his feet under the table at the City Ground before the FA Cup draw pitted him against the club that sacked him months after Derby's promotion to the Premier League.

Davies said that he was very much looking forward to the tie but unfortunately he will not be there for the game (See 1900).

Brian Clough managed both Derby and Forest - and son Nigel - a former Forest player - is now in charge at Pride Park after his recent appointment.

Forest have won twice under Davies, Clough has started with two losses.

Is should be a fascinating tie.

1900 GMT: Now then. And welcome to the live text for the FA Cup fixture between Derby and Nottingham Forest.

Unfortunately I must start with the sad news that Forest boss Billy Davies will not be at the game. Instead he is in Glasgow to be with his son William, who has undergone a major operation.

I'm sure that you will all join me in wishing William a speedy recovery. Some things are more important than football and our thoughts are with the Davies family.

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