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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.

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."



Formation 4-3-3

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


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


Formation 4-2-3-1

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


  • 13Mejias
  • 16Stephens
  • 18Stuani
  • 20Reach
  • 24Nsue
  • 34Forshaw
  • 35Nugent
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Derby County 1, Middlesbrough 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Middlesbrough 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Christian Stuani (Middlesbrough).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Christian Stuani (Middlesbrough).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Middlesbrough. Adam Forshaw replaces Stewart Downing.

  8. 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.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Christian Stuani (Middlesbrough).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough).

  13. Post update

    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.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Christian Stuani (Middlesbrough).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Chris Baird (Derby County).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Middlesbrough. Christian Stuani replaces Kike.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Shotton (Derby County).