21 - City get on the front foot again. More incisive passing as Murphy finds himself in space. He shoots, with the ball taking a slight deflection as it goes into Carson's arms.
22 - Howson nutmegs Ince to find Olsson. He storms forward and looks to cross low. Diverted behind for a corner.
23 - Hoolahan downed on the edge of the box, to the left, as Derby fail to clear their lines. Free-kick. Really good stuff from City so far.
24 - Hoolahan takes. Headed away.
24 - Pinto lofts back over the top for Olsson but too much on it. Behind for a goal-kick.
25 - Unlucky from Pinto. He looks to beat Anya and Russell on the right but the last touch comes off him as the ball bounces out for a goal-kick.
26 - Anya with a stepover on the left, which he doesn't pull off. City able to clear.
27 - Klose alert as he reads Russell's pass into the box and puts out for a throw.
28 - Hoolahan weaves his way into the Derby half. Find Oliveira, who shifts it to Olsson inside the area. Behind, but for a City corner.
28 - Cleared by Derby. Pinto punts back in, with Carson able to claim.
29 - Excellent from Oliveira. He chases down Pearce and robs him. Very unfortunate to see the ball go behind for a goal-kick.
30 - Ince carries upfield after the away side win it in midfield. City drop back to avert the immediate danger.
31 - Still with the Rams though. They come forward down the left.
31 - Martin clears Anya's deflected cross for a throw. Taken quickly. City come away with it.
32 - Murphy breaks away before sliding through to Naismith. His shot is blocked, with the ball eventually going out for a Derby throw. Unlucky.
32 - Play stopped with Russell down holding his head. No treatment needed though.
33 - Unlucky. Superb from Hoolahan again as he bounces off a challenge to slip Murphy through; the winger not making a fully clean connection as Carson saves.
34 - Anya moves down the Derby left. Looks to cross. Wins a corner.
35 - Convincingly headed away at the near-post. Hoolahan carries forward. Find Naismith. Shot saved low by Carson.
36 - Great from Olsson. He beats Baird with ease then storms towards the box at an angle. Drives at goal. Palmed past the post by Carson. Corner.
37 - Close! Derby can't clear the ball sufficiently. It eventually falls the way of Tettey, who slams a low drive off the post and wide.
38 - More top football from City as Murphy and Naismith combine following Hoolahan's flighted pass. Derby just about get their foot on the ball and eventually win a free-kick.
39 - Great reading of the play from Olsson to nip in front of Ince, crucially.
40 - City spreading the play brilliantly at time here, putting the Rams under pressure before it's alleviated in the form of a free-kick to the away side.
41 - Naismith scythed down by Keogh. Yellow card given. Free-kick to City 10 yards or so inside Derby's half.
42 - Once again, Derby just about manage to clear. Out for a throw to the Canaries.
43 - Klose fends off Vydra at the other end as a ball forward goes through to Ruddy.
44 - Lovely stuff as Murphy plays for Oliveira before looking to connect with a pass around the corner. Keogh gets a foot in at the vital moment.
44 - Derby clear, winning a throw midway inside City's half.
45 - Howson jockeys Ince well, forcing him to play backwards. Eventually out for a goal-kick to City.
45 - One minute to be added.
HALF-TIME | City 1-0 Derby.
The Canaries deservedly in front, and could easily have had more. Excellent first half from them.
@Tony: Superb performance so far. Need to make sure it's not in vain, though! Happy New Year!