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Derby County 1-1 Bristol City: Rams lose ground on leaders with entertaining draw

Famara Diedhiou
Famara Diedhiou went close to winning the game for visitors Bristol City

Derby County and Bristol City both had their goalkeepers to thank for securing them a point with second-half saves in an entertaining draw at Pride Park.

Jamie Paterson capitalised on a defensive error from Richard Keogh and chipped in the opener for Bristol City, but Martyn Waghorn steered in the equaliser from Mason Mount's left-wing cross.

Both sides pushed for a winner after the break but had to settle for a point.

Late on, Rams keeper Scott Carson produced a fine save to keep out an acrobatic Famara Diedhiou effort, before City stopper Niki Maenpaa foiled efforts from both Keogh and Jayden Bogle at the other end.

Maenpaa had also done brilliantly to save from Mount in the second half, after Paterson had missed the target for the Robins from close range following Andreas Weimann's cross.

Derby, who were without injured Wales winger Tom Lawrence and suspended midfielder Bradley Johnson, arguably had the better of the first half, but fell behind against the run of play and could have trailed at the break, as Diedhiou chipped on to the bar moments before County's leveller.

After Waghorn's equaliser - which saw the former Rangers and Ipswich Town striker score at Pride Park for the first time since arriving in August - the second period was a fairly even affair.

Derby - whose striker David Nugent played the first 65 minutes despite breaking his hand in training on Thursday - extended their unbeaten run to four matches with the draw, while City are now without a loss in five games.

But Frank Lampard's men slipped to fifth following promotion rivals Middlesbrough's win at Reading and the Rams are now eight points behind leaders Norwich City.

Derby manager Frank Lampard:

"I will not hold it against him (Keogh) in the slightest because he's bailed us out many a time and he made a fantastic block in the second half.

"He's our leader, he's a great bloke and a mistake is going to happen in the course of a season to the absolute best of them. So I have no qualms with Richard, he doesn't have to say or think about it.

"It happens, nobody wants to make those mistakes and it changed the game because they would have had a feeling of not being in the game.

"We were camped in their half and the goal gives them the lift but I was impressed with our reaction and from half-time I felt we were going to go on and win it."

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson:

"I did promise a good game given the two sides and the way they play. The first 20 minutes was difficult due to their quality and movement and us giving the ball away too much.

"We tweaked it a bit and the last 70 minutes were very even for different reasons. I thought we were very threatening on the break and had some great chances.

"I thought it was an unbelievable save from Carson from Diedhiou's volley - he couldn't have seen that until really, really late, but of course our goalkeeper had a really good game as well.

"I'm pleased with the performance and the application and attitude of the players. We have to continue to build the momentum going into the January window."

Line-ups

Derby

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Carson
  • 37Bogle
  • 6Keogh
  • 5Tomori
  • 46Malone
  • 7Wilson
  • 44Huddlestone
  • 8Mount
  • 9WaghornSubstituted forHolmesat 76'minutes
  • 28NugentSubstituted forMarriottat 65'minutes
  • 11Jozefzoon

Substitutes

  • 2Wisdom
  • 4Bryson
  • 14Marriott
  • 16Pearce
  • 17Evans
  • 21Roos
  • 23Holmes

Bristol City

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 33Mäenpää
  • 2PisanoBooked at 90mins
  • 22Kalas
  • 6BakerSubstituted forWebsterat 45'minutes
  • 17Kelly
  • 21PackBooked at 13mins
  • 14WeimannSubstituted forEliassonat 73'minutes
  • 8Brownhill
  • 20PatersonSubstituted forAdelakunat 90+3'minutes
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 9Diedhiou

Substitutes

  • 3Dasilva
  • 4Webster
  • 16Adelakun
  • 19Eliasson
  • 24O'Leary
  • 32Hunt
  • 40Eisa
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
26,719

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home21
Away15
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Derby County 1, Bristol City 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

    Eros Pisano (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Mason Mount (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Eros Pisano (Bristol City).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Hakeeb Adelakun replaces Jamie Paterson.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Scott Malone (Derby County).

  8. Post update

    Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Niki Mäenpää.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jayden Bogle (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Florian Jozefzoon.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Duane Holmes (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Bristol City. Famara Diedhiou tries a through ball, but Niclas Eliasson is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Niki Mäenpää.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Richard Keogh (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Scott Malone.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Niclas Eliasson (Bristol City) left footed shot from long range on the left is too high. Assisted by Famara Diedhiou.

  17. Post update

    Florian Jozefzoon (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Josh Brownhill (Bristol City).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Scott Carson.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum O'Dowda with a cross.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich23145441261547
2Leeds22136336181845
3West Brom23126550311942
4Middlesbrough2310942516939
5Derby2311663225739
6Sheff Utd2311573627938
7Nottm Forest2381143223935
8Birmingham2381053527834
9Stoke2381053027334
10QPR2310492832-434
11Aston Villa228954334933
12Swansea239592927232
13Bristol City238782827131
14Blackburn2371062934-531
15Preston237793538-328
16Hull2376102632-627
17Sheff Wed2376102940-1127
18Brentford2367103434025
19Wigan2374122333-1025
20Rotherham2341092237-1522
21Reading2347122736-919
22Millwall2347122839-1119
23Bolton2346131531-1618
24Ipswich2329121938-1915
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