Date:Sunday June 17 2007
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.
NOT REGISTERED TO VITAL BLACKBURN? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Register by clicking here.
Date:Sunday June 17 2007
Rovers Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City (Tuesday October 21 2014)
O'Sullivan And Raya Extend Loans (Tuesday October 21 2014)
Skipper Given As Much Time As Possible (Monday October 20 2014)
A More Than Deserved Point (Monday October 20 2014)
Stats: Ipswich Town v Blackburn Rovers (Saturday October 18 2014)
Rovers Preview: Ipswich Town (a) (Friday October 17 2014)
Improvement But Still Doubts (Friday October 17 2014)
King Added To The List!! (Wednesday October 15 2014)
Injuries on Duty! (Tuesday October 14 2014)
Kean Returns To Ewood (Monday October 13 2014)
|4.||Rye of the Rovers||2|
|11. Sheff Wed||12||4||5||3||0||17|
|14. Leeds Utd||12||4||3||5||-3||15|
|What The Stats Say: Blackburn
» Birmingham : 21/10/2014 11:15:00
|Blues Begin Life Without Clark
» Birmingham : 21/10/2014 11:09:00
|Leeds United - The Preview
» Norwich : 21/10/2014 10:04:00
|Agudelo joins list of failed Wolves targets
» Wolves : 21/10/2014 10:00:00
|Team news: Bournemouth vs Reading
» Reading : 21/10/2014 10:00:00