Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Derbs Scores As England Progress

Derbs Scores As England Progress

Blackburn Rovers striker Matt Derbyshire scored for England tonight as they beat Serbia 2-0 to progress to the Semi Final's of the European Under-21 Championships.

With 20 minutes to play Derbyshire made his bow in these Championships as a substitute. He made an almost immediate impact with a fine run resulting in a cross to Kieran Richardson six-yards out, but the Manchester United winger shot wide.

It didn't take long for Derbs to get his first chance though and he took it! With a Serbian player injured in the area, England played on with Derbs getting the ball (although this injured player wasn't the player to play him on side anyway!) and after taking one touch he drove home for England's second (Leroy Lita scored the first goal after 5 minutes.)

The goal from Derbs was not taken well by the Serbian side and disgraceful scenes saw pretty much the whole of their side converge on him with a whole host of pushing and shoving going on, but amazingly no red cards issued. (Things kicked off at the final whistle with the Serbs turning on the England players in the tunnel, with racist comments made and Derbs spat at!)

There was a late red card for Tottenham Hotspur's Tom Huddlestone for an off the ball incident (something he said to the referee I think?!?!) with him only just coming on, so he will be out of the next game.

With Derbs' help England advance to the Semi Final's where we will face the hosts Holland.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Sunday June 17 2007
Time: 9:46PM


GET IN THERE!!! As EVERYONE know's Derbs is my golden boy, so I'm thrilled that he was FINALLY given a chance in these Championships. I often say give the kid a chance and he will score, and he certainly did tonight, albeit controversially!
The scenes that followed were disgraceful though, and there willl SURELY be consequences for the Serbs, with their crowd having previously been warned about making racist comments to the England players aswell! To make matters worse they players are believed to have racially abused the England players as well as SPITTING at Derbs in the tunnel after the match.
But the main thing is England are through and Derbs scored!
Hughes Da Man
17/06/2007 21:54:00
Not the best advert for the game with the disgraceful things that went on. At one point I thought the ref was going to book Derbyshire, you've got yourselves a rare talent there in that kid, could be another Kenny Dalgliesh in the making
17/06/2007 22:28:00
That ref had a shocker!!! Derbs scored a cracker and Richardson should have scored from Derbs cross just before that. Also can't believe how poor the coverage f the tournament has been.. sky should be ashamed of themselves!
17/06/2007 22:28:00
worbo - I thought he was going to send him off myself at one point. I was SHOUTING at the TV for Derbs NOT to get involved and just walk away. The Serbs were like a pack of wild dogs (or angry Robbie Savage's LOL!) though weren't they. Well I LOVE Derbs, he's my golden boy.
Hughes Da Man
17/06/2007 22:33:00
Bents4eng - The referee just seemed to lose it didn't he dude, he didn't know what to do. It was a cracking finish wasn't it, as soon as he got it I KNEW it was a goal. I must admit I have only watched bits of the tournament here and there (all but one England game, missed that as I was working) so I don't really know what the coverage has been like. I thought it had been OK though.
Hughes Da Man
17/06/2007 22:36:00
How often have we seen derbs score like that.. His finishing is literally second to none in the premiership :)
17/06/2007 22:54:00
I have said to MikeyGamst in the past that Derbs reminds me of Gary Lineker in a way. If he can have half the success he did then he'll end his career a VERY succesful guy, with plenty of senior England caps and goals, dare I even say medals?!?!
Hughes Da Man
18/06/2007 00:54:00
Didn't see the game, but well done Derbs, hopefully Pearce will see the light and give him a bit more game time.
Desert Kiwi
18/06/2007 09:52:00
just shows that he shud have been in there sooner and why did they go mad at matt its up to the ref these days so de serbs shud get punished wat a bunch of ******** aswell all their team after one man real brave!
durks de rover
18/06/2007 11:31:00
Derbs took his goal really well and showed just he can do!! even if the defender was on the ground! The ref never blew to stop play so there u go! Wasnt surprised at the scenes after as the Serbs are nutters and the players have to take after that!!
18/06/2007 11:40:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Bristol City Disappointment For Coyle

Blackburn's first win of the Championship season under Owen Coyle came against Nottingham Forest but it was back to losing ways late on at Bristol City on Saturday.

Bristol City 1-0 Blackburn - Highlights

Blackburn were beaten by Bristol City in the Championship on Saturday.

Vital View - Championship, 21st-22nd October

Newcastle's lead at the top was extended with Brighton up to second. Blackburn dropped back into the bottom three with Wigan staying second-bottom and Rotherham rooted to the foot.

No More ******* Bad Language - EFL

The Football League, or EFL for those with a rebrand nature, have called on fans across the country to say no to 'starry' language or no more...

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email
no email
Mikey Delap
no email
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bristol City MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Mulgrew0%
Sub - Akpan11%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 14 10 1 3 31 19
2 Brighton 14 8 4 2 28 9
3 Huddersfield 14 9 1 4 28 4
4 Norwich 14 8 3 3 27 7
5 Sheff Wed 14 7 3 4 24 1
6 Bristol City 14 7 2 5 23 6
7 Birmingham 14 6 5 3 23 3
8 Reading 14 6 4 4 22 -3
9 Preston 14 6 2 6 20 1
10 Leeds Utd 14 6 2 6 20 -1
11 Brentford 14 5 4 5 19 5
12 Barnsley 14 6 1 7 19 3
13 Q.P.R. 14 5 4 5 19 -3
14 Fulham 14 4 6 4 18 -2
15 Burton 14 4 5 5 17 0
16 Aston Villa 14 3 8 3 17 0
17 Ipswich 14 4 5 5 17 -2
18 Wolves 14 4 4 6 16 -1
19 Forest 14 4 3 7 15 -3
20 Cardiff 14 4 3 7 15 -9
21 Derby County 14 3 5 6 14 -4
22 Blackburn 14 3 3 8 12 -8
23 Wigan 14 2 5 7 11 -3
24 Rotherham 14 1 3 10 6 -19
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Oct 29 2016 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 10 2016 5:30PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Write for Vital Football