Derby County F.C.–Leicester City F.C. rivalry

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Derby County–Leicester City rivalry
East Midlands derby
City or region Derby
Leicester (England)
Teams involved Derby County
Leicester City
First contested 10 February 1894
Number of meetings 105
Most wins 46 (Derby County)
Most recent meeting Leicester City 4–1 Derby County
King Power Stadium, 10 January 2014
Largest victory Leicester Fosse 6–0 Derby County
Leicester Fosse 0–6 Derby County

The fixture between Leicester City and Derby County is a football rivalry in the East Midlands. The fixture is often called an East Midlands Derby. Although both clubs have a strong mutual disliking of each other, they both consider Nottingham Forest their main rivals.[1]

In both camps[edit]

Historically, Derby have a better record against Leicester beating them 45 times in 101 meetings. Leicester have won 29 meetings with 27 ending in draws. However, in recent years Leicester have dominated the fixture, having won 8 of the last 9 meetings. In fact, a Derby player didn't score against Leicester from 2007 until Theo Robinson scored against them in the Championship game on 1 December 2012.

In both camps[edit]

During both Derby and Leicester's history. Several players have played for both clubs.
Derby then Leicester

Leicester then Derby

Results since 2006[edit]

      Derby County win       Leicester City win       Draw

Date Competition Stadium Score Derby County Scorers Leicester City Scorers Att. Ref
Leicester promoted to Premier League 2013-14
10 Jan 2014 Championship King Power Stadium 4-1 Ritchie De Laet(o.g.) Ritchie De Laet, David Nugent(2), Jamie Vardy
24 Sep 2013 League Cup King Power Stadium 2-1 Chris Martin Anthony Knockaert, Danny Drinkwater
17 Aug 2013 Championship Pride Park Stadium 0-1 Lee Grant (o.g.) 23,437 [4]
16 Mar 2013 Championship Pride Park Stadium 2-1 Richard Keogh, Chris Martin Jeff Schlupp 23,123 [5]
1 Dec 2012 Championship King Power Stadium 4-1 Theo Robinson Zak Whitbread, Martyn Waghorn, David Nugent (two) 20,806 [6]
23 Feb 2012 Championship Pride Park Stadium 0-1 Neil Danns 28,205 [7]
1 Oct 2011 Championship King Power Stadium 4-0 David Nugent, Darius Vassell, Jeff Schlupp, Lloyd Dyer 22,496 [8]
12 Feb 2011 Championship Pride Park Stadium 0-2 Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Andy King 26,142 [9]
13 Nov 2010 Championship Walkers Stadium 2-0 Andy King, Steve Howard (pen.) 25,930 [10]
27 Mar 2010 Championship Pride Park Stadium 1-0 Andy King (o.g.) 30,259 [11]
17 Oct 2009 Championship Walkers Stadium 0-0 28,875 [12]
Leicester promoted to Championship 2008-09
Leicester relegated to League One 2007-08
Derby relegated to Championship 2007-08
Derby promoted to Premier League 2006-07
6 Apr 2007 Championship Walkers Stadium 1-1 Craig Fagan Matty Fryatt 24,704 [13]
25 Nov 2006 Championship Pride Park Stadium 1-0 Jon Stead 28,315 [14]
14 Feb 2006 Championship Walkers Stadium 2-2 Mounir El Hamdaoui, Richard Stearman (o.g) Iain Hume, Alan Maybury 23,246 [15]

Notable results[edit]

FA Premier League
26 April 1998 (1998-04-26)
16:00 BST
Derby County 0–4 Leicester City
Heskey Goal 1'8'
Izzet Goal 2'
Marshall Goal 15'
Pride Park Stadium, Derby
Attendance: 29,855
Referee: Gary Willard

First Division play-off final
30 May 1994 (1994-05-30)
13:30 BST
Leicester City 2–1 Derby County
Walsh Goal 41'84' [16] Johnson Goal 28'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 73,671
Referee: Roger Milford

28 December 1915
Leicester Fosse 0 – 6 Derby County
Filbert Street, Leicester
Referee: Unknown

26 February 1910
Leicester Fosse 6 – 0 Derby County
Filbert Street, Leicester
Referee: Unknown

10 February 1894
Leicester Fosse 0 – 0 Derby County
Filbert Street, Leicester
Referee: Unknown

Hooliganism[edit]

Games between the two teams, like the majority of local derbies in English football, have resulted in a number of football hooliganism incidents.

After a Football League Cup game between the two sides in 1985 which saw Leicester eliminated at the hands of Derby, there was a widespread "riot".[17]

In October 2009, James Underwood, a Derby supporter aligned with the firm Derby Lunatic Fringe was involved in an incident with Leicester supporters. In May 2010, Underwood was then banned from attending football matches for three years for his role in that incident, among other separate clashes involving supporters of Everton, Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday.[18]

Trivia[edit]

  • The Highest scoring game between the two sides ended 5-2 to Derby County in the 1928/29 English football season. The year Leicester achieved their highest ever league finish, 2nd in Division One (now the Premier League)[19]
  • Leicester have a 100% record on neutral ground beating Derby 2-1 in the 1993/94 Play-off finals for promotion to the Premier League.[19]
  • The last time Derby beat Leicester away from home was 3-0 in 2002. The year both clubs were relegated from the Premier League. Leicester won the reverse fixture 3-2.[19]
  • Leicester have never scored against Derby in the FA Cup losing 6-0 in 1910, 3-0 in 1894 and drawing 0-0 in the clubs first ever meeting the year before.[19]
  • According to the Football fan census, Leicester and Derby are 'traditional' rivals.
  • Leicester as well as Forest refer to Derby as 'the sheep', a reference to their nickname being the Rams.[19]
  • Of the two clubs, Leicester have a better record against Nottingham Forest.[19]
  • Leicester's 0-4 win over Derby in 1999 remains the shortest amount of time any club has scored four goals in a Premier League match.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thefootballnetwork.net/main/s237/st127055.htm
  2. ^ "Oakley secures Leicester switch". BBC Sport. 11 January 2008. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dickov secures Derby County move". BBC Sport. 28 August 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Derby 0 - 1 Leicester". BBC Sport. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Derby 2 - 1 Leicester". BBC Sport. 16 March 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Leicester 4 - 1 Derby". BBC Sport. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  7. ^ Edwards, John (24 February 2012). "Derby 0 Leicester 1: Danns the main man as Foxes continue to climb". Daily Mail (London). 
  8. ^ "Leicester 4 -0 Derby". BBC Sport. 1 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Derby 0 - 2 Leicester". BBC Sport. 12 February 2011. 
  10. ^ "Leicester 2 - 0 Derby". BBC Sport. 13 November 2010. 
  11. ^ "Derby 1 - 0 Leicester". BBC Sport. 27 March 2010. 
  12. ^ "Leicester 0-0 Derby", BBC News, 17 October 2009 
  13. ^ "Leicester 1-1 Derby". BBC Sport. 6 April 2007. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "DERBY 1-0 LEICESTER". Sunday People. 26 November 2006. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  15. ^ Rae, Richard (15 February 2006). "Luck deserts Kelly as Leicester are held in relegation battle". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  16. ^ "Walsh's double does it for Leicester". New Straits Times. 1 June 1994. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  17. ^ "British 'hooligans' riot after soccer loss". The Herald (Rock Hill). Associated Press. 9 October 1985. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "Football ban for hooligan as he is told to hand over his passport". Derby Telegraph. 22 May 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  19. ^ a b c d e f http://www.footymad.net/head-to-head-statistics/?teama=181&teamb=326
  20. ^ "Sunday football". BBC Sport. 29 April 2012.