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Barker Strikes As Derby Turn On The Style To Defeat Newcastle
Pictured here is former Derby County defender Shaun Barker celebrating his goal in the emphatic 3-0 win over Newcastle United at Pride Park Stadium in February 2010.
Nigel Clough’s side turned on the style to end Newcastle's 15-game unbeaten run, which had seen them climb to the top of the Sky Bet Championship table as they sought an instant return to the Premier League.
Rob Hulse headed home powerfully from a Kris Commons centre just before the break to put the Rams ahead.
Commons then drilled in a penalty after Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez brought down Michael Tonge to double the lead.
And when Hulse fed Shaun Barker, the defender fired in to put Derby in dreamland and round off a fine evening’s work.
Centre-back Barker, who had joined the Rams from Blackpool in the summer of 2009, made 38 appearances and scored five times for Derby in the 2009/10 campaign as they finished in 14th place in the table.
He was a hugely popular figure amongst supporters and made 105 appearances in total, scoring six times, as well as winning the much-acclaimed Jack Stamps Trophy for the 2009/10 season.
In March 2012, Barker unfortunately sustained a serious knee injury in Derby’s 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest.
He suffered a dislocated kneecap and ruptured medial ligament, anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligaments, as well as damage to his patella femoral ligament.
Barker made a heroic return, after almost three years of rehabilitation work, to training and match situations at Under 21 level in early 2015 before the curtain came down on his time with Derby at the end of his contract in the summer of 2015.
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