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Derby County 1-1 Middlesbrough

Johnny Russell
Johnny Russell scored his first goal of the season for Derby

Johnny Russell rescued a point for Derby with his late goal earning a draw against Middlesbrough.

Boro took a 16th-minute lead when George Friend's scuffed shot found Kike and the striker fired across goal and into the bottom left-hand corner.

Tom Ince's free-kick from the edge of the area was superbly saved by Boro keeper Dimitrios Konstantopoulos.

The Rams equaliser came with two minutes left as a cross found Russell at the back post and he drilled home.

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Clement on Derby v Middlesbrough

The result sees Boro maintain their unbeaten start, although they missed the opportunity to go top, while Derby continue their search for a first victory, having also gone out of the League Cup after being beaten by League Two Portsmouth.

Their cause was not helped by two first-half injuries to Jamie Hanson and Jeff Hendrick but despite having home advantage they struggled to break down a resilient Boro defence.

Chris Martin's header, which was kept out by the alert Konstantopoulos, was the closest they came in a frustrating second half before Russell's late leveller.

Ryan Shotton sent a long ball into the box and Russell was on hand to convert.

Derby County head coach Paul Clement: "I think we got our reward in the end. The players are a bit deflated in the dressing room as it's our third game and third draw. But there are lots of positives to draw on.

"The two forced changes in the first half didn't help us. We are down to the bare bones in midfield now. But what that does is make it impossible to make positive, attacking substitutions in the second half when there were some weary legs.

"Like Saturday against Charlton, I think we are little bit hard done by again."

Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka:

"Yes, I think it's a very good point It was not as great a performance as Saturday, we didn't play in our way but I'm proud of all of them as they worked against a very good team.

"It was our third game in six days so it's difficult to compete every single day, but for that reason I'm pleased.

"I would have liked to win the game, we were close, but we have to learn that one mistake (can cost you).

"We have to learn when we are tired, we have to concentrate more. But I'm pleased with the attitude as it was very difficult."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 17Carson
  • 12Baird
  • 6Keogh
  • 14Shackell
  • 37Warnock
  • 26HansonSubstituted forShottonat 39'minutes
  • 34ThorneBooked at 37mins
  • 8HendrickSubstituted forRussellat 43'minutes
  • 23Ince
  • 9Martin
  • 24WeimannSubstituted forBentat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Grant
  • 3Forsyth
  • 7Dawkins
  • 10Bent
  • 11Russell
  • 16Pearce
  • 32Shotton

Middlesbrough

  • 1Konstantopoulos
  • 26Kalas
  • 4Ayala
  • 6Gibson
  • 3FriendBooked at 23mins
  • 8Clayton
  • 7Leadbitter
  • 27Adomah
  • 31FabbriniBooked at 44minsSubstituted forReachat 74'minutes
  • 19DowningSubstituted forForshawat 89'minutes
  • 9KikeSubstituted forStuaniat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Mejias
  • 16Stephens
  • 18Stuani
  • 20Reach
  • 24Nsue
  • 34Forshaw
  • 35Nugent
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
30,855

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamMiddlesbrough
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 1, Middlesbrough 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Middlesbrough 1.

Jason Shackell (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Stuani (Middlesbrough).

Jason Shackell (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Stuani (Middlesbrough).

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Adam Forshaw replaces Stewart Downing.

Goal!

Goal! Derby County 1, Middlesbrough 1. Johnny Russell (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by George Thorne.

Ryan Shotton (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Christian Stuani (Middlesbrough).

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough).

Attempt saved. Chris Martin (Derby County) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Johnny Russell with a cross.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.

Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Stuani (Middlesbrough).

Foul by Chris Baird (Derby County).

Adam Clayton (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Christian Stuani replaces Kike.

Foul by Ryan Shotton (Derby County).

Adam Reach (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

Adam Clayton (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Adam Reach replaces Diego Fabbrini.

Attempt blocked. Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kike.

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Darren Bent replaces Andreas Weimann.

Attempt blocked. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Johnny Russell (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough).

Chris Baird (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kike (Middlesbrough).

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Scott Carson.

Attempt saved. Kike (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Diego Fabbrini.

Foul by Richard Keogh (Derby County).

Kike (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Daniel Ayala.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich32106337
2Brighton32104227
3MK Dons32015236
4Middlesbrough31204135
5Charlton31203125
6Preston31201015
7Brentford21106424
8Hull21103124
9Birmingham21104314
10Wolves21103214
11Nottm Forest31112204
12Sheff Wed21013213
13Cardiff30304403
14Derby30302203
15Leeds20201102
16Blackburn302134-12
17Burnley302135-22
18Huddersfield302124-22
19Fulham201123-11
20Reading201112-11
21QPR201124-21
22Rotherham301226-41
23Bolton301204-41
24Bristol City200226-40
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