Vital Football

Latest Derby County News

Rams hero angry at Norwich fans

Rams hero angry at Norwich fans


Rams Vital football Man of the Match in the 2-1 victory against Norwich City, Stephen Bywater, was a little disappointed that the home fans booed him after a collision in the game at Carrow Road last night

Bywater was constantly jeered by some Canaries supporters, who thought he faked an injury in the 79th minute to waste time during the Rams victory. The Rams keeper went down holding his right knee after being caught late by Norwich striker Darren Huckerby, who was chasing a Tyrone Mears header back to the Rams keeper.

Bywater said: "He definitely caught me - I've got the marks on my knee to prove it.
"It was a 50-50 challenge, which was fair enough. The only thing I wasn't happy with was their other forward, Chris Martin, who was saying Huckerby didn't touch me.
"I didn't really like that because I'm not a cheat. I'm a pretty tough person and I wouldn't go down for no reason. The fans reaction was very disappointing, but I don't really care what they think."

Bywater was also disappointed he didn`t keep out Martin`s strike from the edge of the penalty area in the 52nd minute, which beat him at the near post and gave the home side the lead.

He said: "I should have saved the goal, it was my fault. It just went under me and I should have saved it.
"I`m man enough to admit it and I'm grateful to the other lads to get me out of trouble. Jonah pulled me out of the pit with his two goals and we hung on to win, at this time of the season it's all about the results.
"We didn't play particularly well in the first half and they were on top of us but we came out in the second half a different team and we pressured them and deserved what we got - the win."

David Jones was the two goal hero in the match but Bywater produced a number of fine saves to keep the Rams in the game early, and his best was late on to deny former Manchester United striker Dion Dublin`s volley. The veteran's strikers rising shot seemed destined for the top corner but Bywater was able to get a finger on it as the Rams held on for three valuable points.


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

Writer:Peter Simcox
Date:Wednesday March 7 2007
Time: 12:16PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Staged or Real?

Recent Derby County Articles

Sky's 10 In 10 - Who Features?

Sky Sports being their festive 10 in 10 this week, so who features in the football screening overload for 2016/17?

Pearce In Team Of The Week (6/12/16)

Derby County are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

FA Cup Third Round - Full Draw (5/12/16)

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (3/12/16)

With FA Cup second round ties taking place this weekend, the ball numbers for the third round draw of the competition have now been allocated.

Archived Vital Derby Articles

Vital Derby articles from

Site Journalists

MikeC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Result v. Wigan?
Suggested By: MikeC
Wigan win30%
Draw20%
Rams win50%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Derby County Results (view all)

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

Dec 11 2016 12:00PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 27 2016 3:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Vital Football Comment