December 1, 2001
Key note: “Michael Owen’s deadly finishing kept Liverpool on top of the FA Premiership, but it was their Polish goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek who took the plaudits after a penalty save in the dying minutes. Derby did not look like a team going down. They had spirit, skill and forced Liverpool into the sort of backs-to-the-wall defensive display they might expect in Rome on Wednesday, but hardly at Pride Park. Owen struck in the opening minutes when Mart Poom spilled a shot at his feet. It was Owen’s 19th for club and country this season, and his 98th for Liverpool.” (Sunday World: December 2, 2001)
Match: Premier League, at Pride Park, kick-off: 15:00.
Derby County – Liverpool 0-1 (0-1).
Referee: Mr. Graham Barber.
Derby County (5-3-2): Mart Poom, François Grenet, Luciano Zavagno, Youl Mawene, Chris Riggott, Danny Higginbotham, Darryl Powell, Pierre Ducrocq, Malcolm Christie, Fabrizio Ravanelli, Benito Carbone.
Liverpool (3-5-2): Jerzy Dudek, Stephane Henchoz, Sami Hyypia, Jamie Carragher, Dietmar Hamann, Patrick Berger, Danny Murphy, John Arne Riise, Steven Gerrard, Emile Heskey, Michael Owen.
Subs.: Gary McAllister for Berger (76 min.), Jari Litmanen for Owen (83 min.).
Bookings: Heskey, Owen.
The goal: 0-1 Owen (6 min.).