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Derby County 1-1 Reading

Jason Shackell
Jason Shackell has made 27 appearances for Derby County this season

Derby County lost ground on Championship leaders Middlesbrough as they drew with Reading.

Jason Shackell gave the hosts the lead as he lost his marker to turn in Tom Ince's corner from close range.

Reading had an appeal for a penalty denied after Matej Vydra claimed he was tripped by Shackell, before Danny Williams headed in the equaliser.

Hal Robson-Kanu had a shot turned onto the post as the Royals pushed for a winner, but Derby held on for a point.

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Clement on Derby draw with Reading

The Rams are now six points behind Boro at the top of the table having played one game more, with the Teessiders winning at Brentford.

Vydra volleyed over from Garath McCleary's ball shortly after kick-off, and Shackell punished Brian McDermott's side for their inability to turn early possession into a goal when he fired high past Ali Al-Habsi.

The trailing Royals continued to push forward, and they were eventually rewarded as Williams headed in from Robson-Kanu's floated cross.

McCleary forced Lee Grant into a sharp save early in the second half with a powerful shot, while Al-Habsi denied Nick Blackman his first Rams goal.

Camp was called into action again to push Robson-Kanu's fiercely hit effort on to the post, while Vydra and Reading team-mate Oliver Norwood both missed the target with late free-kicks.

Derby County head coach Paul Clement:

"We were awful from start to finish. There's nothing positive to say about that except that maybe a point is a bonus and I don't even think we deserved that.

"It's my worst game as head coach of this club. It was poor application of the tactical plan so (it is) a question of attitude.

"I'm almost in shock and it's very difficult to explain how a team has gone 26 games and always worked hard, been resilient and given their best and then you arrive at game 27 and that happens.

"The last thing I said before they went out was about getting the fundamentals and the basics right and that obviously went in one ear and out the other because I can't pick out a player who performed tonight, we were individually and collectively poor with error after error."

Reading manager Brian McDermott:

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McDermott on Reading draw with Derby

"We are just trying to get the basics right and we did that tonight. We had good pace in the final third, passed it really well and everyone in the dressing room contributed.

"Unfortunately we couldn't quite kick on at the end and win the game. Derby is a great club, they are trying to have a real go at getting in the Premier League and Paul Clement is a top manager with really good players and I'm sure they will be really close at the end of the season.

"We are just trying to build something, a good side going forward and we have really good players in our dressing room, a good spirit and they can play which they've shown over the last six games."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 1Grant
  • 2ChristieBooked at 85mins
  • 6Keogh
  • 14Shackell
  • 37Warnock
  • 18Butterfield
  • 15JohnsonSubstituted forHendrickat 65'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 22Blackman
  • 23Ince
  • 11RussellSubstituted forCamaraat 76'minutes
  • 9MartinBooked at 66mins

Substitutes

  • 8Hendrick
  • 10Bent
  • 12Baird
  • 20Camara
  • 24Weimann
  • 32Shotton
  • 35Mitchell

Reading

  • 26Al Habsi
  • 2GunterBooked at 66mins
  • 15Ferdinand
  • 35Cooper
  • 3Taylor
  • 23Williams
  • 6Norwood
  • 12McCleary
  • 17Piazon
  • 9Robson-KanuBooked at 84mins
  • 7Vydra

Substitutes

  • 1Bond
  • 10
  • 16Hurtado
  • 20John
  • 21Quinn
  • 31Cox
  • 34Keown
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
28,175

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamReading
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 1, Reading 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Reading 1.

Attempt blocked. Garath McCleary (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Gunter.

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Derby County).

Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nick Blackman (Derby County).

Jake Cooper (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tom Ince with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Chris Gunter.

Stephen Warnock (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Garath McCleary (Reading).

Attempt blocked. Lucas Piazon (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Richard Keogh (Derby County) because of an injury.

Booking

Cyrus Christie (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Derby County).

Danny Williams (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) is shown the yellow card.

Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matej Vydra (Reading).

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

Danny Williams (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Lee Grant.

Attempt saved. Jake Cooper (Reading) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Oliver Norwood with a cross.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Nick Blackman.

Attempt blocked. Lucas Piazon (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jake Cooper (Reading) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Oliver Norwood with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Lee Grant.

Attempt saved. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Matej Vydra (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Derby County).

Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Abdoul Camara replaces Johnny Russell.

Booking

Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jeff Hendrick (Derby County).

Matej Vydra (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Chris Gunter.

Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Ince.

Attempt saved. Nick Blackman (Derby County) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Martin.

Attempt missed. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Middlesbrough25174437122555
2Derby261310338182049
3Hull25145636181847
4Burnley26129539231645
5Ipswich2612863631544
6Brighton26111143127444
7Sheff Wed2611963930942
8Birmingham2611783128340
9Cardiff2591063026437
10Wolves2610793534137
11Brentford26106103736136
12Reading2697103129234
13Preston2681082323034
14Nottm Forest2671182625132
15Leeds2671182730-332
16Huddersfield2687113536-131
17QPR2671093134-331
18Blackburn2561182322129
19Fulham2669114246-427
20Rotherham2673163244-1224
21MK Dons2665152138-1723
22Bristol City2649132346-2321
23Charlton2648142147-2620
24Bolton26211132142-2117
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