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Derby County 1-1 Norwich City

Derby County goalkeeper Scott Carson saves Nelson Oliveira's first-half penalty
Scott Carson's penalty save from Nelson Oliveira ensured Derby had a half-time lead but they could not hang on

James Maddison's second-half penalty earned Norwich a deserved draw against promotion-chasing Derby.

Matej Vydra's 17th Championship goal of the season put the Rams ahead, the striker taking Ikechi Anya's pass and finding the far corner with a low shot.

The impressive Scott Carson kept Derby ahead at the break with a couple of fine stops, most notably to save Nelson Oliveira's spot-kick.

But the keeper could not repeat the feat to deny Maddison from the spot.

Second-placed Derby were looking to move four points clear of third-placed Villa, who face local rivals Birmingham City on Sunday.

They looked set to do so and earn an eighth win in 12 league games after a bright start, which saw Vydra give them the lead.

But the Canaries dominated possession thereafter and created the better chances, with Oliveira a constant threat.

The Portuguese should have scored from the spot in the first half after Maddison was felled by Carson and also curled an effort just wide, as well as seeing another strike superbly saved by the England international.

But Carson could not keep out a second penalty after the break, following former Norwich striker Cameron Jerome's foul on Oliveira.

Both sides had opportunities late on, with Josh Murphy just off target for the visitors and Jerome also shooting wide for the hosts.

Derby manager Gary Rowett:

"I thought it was a clear dive [for the first penalty]. I don't like to say that and I thought James Maddison was excellent so I'm not going to vilify one individual.

"But as he knocked it past Scott Carson he left his leg in for contact.

"I felt he enticed the contact and it was too easy to go to ground - but if it was one of my players I would be saying exactly the same thing.

"I was disappointed with that first penalty but had no problem with the second or that Norwich were better than us. I think today was the poorest we have been for a while and we were very fortunate to keep our unbeaten run going."

Norwich head coach Daniel Farke:

"I think the result is a scandal because we should have won this game.

"For the last 75 minutes there was only one team controlling this game.

"We created so many chances against a team so good at defending, and in general a draw at Derby is a really great result because they are second in the table and on an unbeaten run.

"I think it was a clear penalty against James Maddison, for me it was obviously a penalty so compliments to the linesman that he was able to read the situation in the right way."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 1CarsonBooked at 39mins
  • 14Wisdom
  • 6Keogh
  • 33Davies
  • 29Olsson
  • 44Huddlestone
  • 34ThorneSubstituted forJohnsonat 83'minutes
  • 8Anya
  • 23VydraSubstituted forWeimannat 73'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10LawrenceSubstituted forPalmerat 73'minutes
  • 32Jerome

Substitutes

  • 7Palmer
  • 12Baird
  • 15Johnson
  • 19Weimann
  • 21Roos
  • 28Nugent
  • 36Ledley

Norwich

  • 1Gunn
  • 31Hanley
  • 6Zimmermann
  • 15Klose
  • 4ReedBooked at 53mins
  • 27TetteyBooked at 30mins
  • 10Leitner
  • 26Lewis
  • 23MaddisonSubstituted forStiepermannat 90+1'minutes
  • 9OliveiraSubstituted forHernándezat 90+3'minutes
  • 11MurphySubstituted forSrbenyat 87'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Pinto
  • 8Vrancic
  • 12Watkins
  • 18Stiepermann
  • 25Hernández
  • 32Srbeny
  • 33McGovern
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
27,171

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Derby County 1, Norwich City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Norwich City 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Harrison Reed (Norwich City).

  4. Post update

    Ikechi Anya (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Onel Hernández replaces Nélson Oliveira.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andre Wisdom (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Jerome.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Marco Stiepermann replaces James Maddison.

  8. Booking

    Dennis Srbeny (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Dennis Srbeny (Norwich City).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Booking

    Andreas Weimann (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Andre Wisdom (Derby County).

  14. Post update

    Moritz Leitner (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kasey Palmer (Derby County).

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Maddison (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nélson Oliveira.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Dennis Srbeny replaces Josh Murphy.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Bradley Johnson replaces George Thorne.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cameron Jerome (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andreas Weimann.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves31225456233371
2Derby311610548242458
3Aston Villa30168646271956
4Cardiff30167745271855
5Fulham311410752361652
6Bristol City31141074536952
7Preston31121363830849
8Sheff Utd31154124437749
9Middlesbrough311461140291148
10Brentford31111194340344
11Leeds31135134239344
12Ipswich31135134341244
13Norwich31128113134-344
14Millwall31912103634239
15QPR3199133344-1136
16Nottm Forest31112183550-1535
17Sheff Wed31713113238-634
18Reading3188153441-732
19Bolton3079142847-1930
20Birmingham3086162241-1930
21Hull31611144247-529
22Barnsley31610153045-1528
23Sunderland31511153455-2126
24Burton3167182458-3425
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