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Rotherham United 3-3 Derby County

Tom Ince of Derby
Tom Ince has scored four times in three matches

Derby missed the chance to go top of the Championship as they battled from two goals down to draw at struggling Rotherham.

Midfielder Paul Green scored against his former club to put the Millers ahead from close range before Tom Ince curled in a fine equaliser.

Goals from Richie Smallwood and Matt Derbyshire put the hosts 3-1 up.

But Ince added his second before Darren Bent tucked the ball home after good work from winger Jesse Lingard.

It was Bent's sixth goal in as many matches since joining the Rams on loan from Aston Villa.

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McClaren on Rotherham v Derby

Steve McClaren's side would have moved above Championship leaders Bournemouth with victory, while the 20th-placed Millers are battling to avoid an instant return to League One.

When Smallwood whipped in a free-kick and Derbyshire sent a low shot under Lee Grant within five second-half minutes, Derby looked to be heading for defeat.

But Ince dragged the Rams back into the match when he capped a counter-attack by converting from Craig Forsyth's cross for his fourth goal in three matches.

Bent made sure McClaren's team did not leave empty-handed when he scored from close range with seven minutes left. They remain second, behind Bournemouth on goal difference.

Derby boss Steve McClaren:

"That could turn out to be one of the most valuable points we get.

"Not just the point, not losing, but the manner in which we came back in the last half hour."

Rotherham boss Steve Evans:

"What an advert for Rotherham United being (in) the Championship.

"There's tinges of great disappointment being 3-1 up. We got a point but we have come across the best team and manager in the division."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 30HuntSubstituted forRichardsonat 31'minutes
  • 5Broadfoot
  • 4ArnasonBooked at 86mins
  • 28Fryers
  • 18PringleSubstituted forNewtonat 71'minutes
  • 11Green
  • 33Smallwood
  • 15MilsomSubstituted forHammillat 77'minutes
  • 22Ward
  • 27Derbyshire

Substitutes

  • 1Loach
  • 6Wood
  • 10Bowery
  • 16Richardson
  • 17Newton
  • 24Hammill
  • 29Clarke-Harris

Derby

  • 1Grant
  • 2Christie
  • 6Keogh
  • 5Buxton
  • 3Forsyth
  • 8HendrickSubstituted forBrysonat 60'minutes
  • 33MascarellSubstituted forLingardat 59'minutes
  • 19Hughes
  • 23Ince
  • 39Bent
  • 10WardSubstituted forDawkinsat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Bryson
  • 7Dawkins
  • 16Lingard
  • 21Roos
  • 29Thomas
  • 32Shotton
  • 34Thorne
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
11,035

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Rotherham United 3, Derby County 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rotherham United 3, Derby County 3.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

Attempt blocked. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Hammill with a cross.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

Foul by Jake Buxton (Derby County).

Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Derby County).

Adam Hammill (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Conor Newton.

Attempt missed. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Danny Ward with a cross.

Lee Grant (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

Booking

Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Ince (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kári Arnason (Rotherham United).

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 3, Derby County 3. Darren Bent (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jesse Lingard with a cross.

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

Adam Hammill (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Adam Hammill replaces Robert Milsom.

Attempt missed. Darren Bent (Derby County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Craig Bryson with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Simon Dawkins (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Ince.

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor Newton (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Conor Newton replaces Ben Pringle.

Attempt missed. Simon Dawkins (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Will Hughes.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Robert Milsom.

Attempt blocked. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Hughes.

Goal!

Goal! Rotherham United 3, Derby County 2. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Forsyth with a cross.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Lee Grant.

Attempt saved. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Danny Ward.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Attempt missed. Jesse Lingard (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Simon Dawkins.

Offside, Derby County. Simon Dawkins tries a through ball, but Craig Forsyth is caught offside.

Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Craig Bryson replaces Jeff Hendrick.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Simon Dawkins replaces Jamie Ward.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Jesse Lingard replaces Omar Mascarell.

Attempt missed. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Danny Ward.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bournemouth31178665323359
2Derby31178661313059
3Middlesbrough30178548202859
4Ipswich31169650311957
5Watford31175963372656
6Norwich31158859362353
7Brentford31164114642452
8Wolves3113993840-248
9Blackburn311110104141043
10Nottm Forest311011104746141
11Sheff Wed3191392328-540
12Leeds31108133340-738
13Birmingham30911103241-938
14Huddersfield31108134153-1238
15Cardiff31910123844-637
16Bolton31107144048-837
17Reading31107143546-1137
18Charlton3171593141-1036
19Fulham31105164455-1135
20Rotherham31713113241-934
21Brighton31613123239-731
22Millwall3179152848-2030
23Wigan31510162842-1425
24Blackpool3149182760-3321
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