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Stoke City 2-2 Derby County: Martyn Waghorn's two goals earn point for Rams

Martyn Waghorn celebrates
Martyn Waghorn's opener for Derby was the quickest goal scored in the Championship on Saturday

Martyn Waghorn's double earned a Derby a draw at Stoke, who picked up their first Championship point of the season.

Waghorn scored his first after just two minutes, firing in left-footed on the turn from Kieran Dowell's pass.

That opener was cancelled out before half-time as Liam Lindsay's goal-bound header went in off Scott Hogan, who gave Stoke the lead after the interval when he turned in Lee Gregory's low cross from inside the box.

But Waghorn ensured Derby would remain unbeaten under new boss Phillip Cocu, converting from the spot after a foul in the area.

Stoke began the game as one of three sides without a point in the second tier, and made the worst possible start against a Derby team that had taken four points from their first two league matches.

Waghorn, who went into the match having had more shots than any other Championship player in the first two rounds of fixtures, got off the mark for the season with a wonderful first-time effort that gave England goalkeeper Jack Butland no chance.

Joe Allen and Tom Ince both struck the woodwork either side of Stoke's equaliser. Allen's miss was a particularly glaring one, the Wales midfielder hitting the post from three yards after visiting goalkeeper Kelle Roos had kept out a Sam Clucas header.

Waghorn's spot-kick denied the hosts their first league win of the season and the striker had a magnificent chance to win it when he went through one-on-one, but Butland made an excellent save to preserve a point for his team.

Stoke manager Nathan Jones:

"I am devastated with the result to be honest. I work so hard. I do 12 hours a day, seven days a week to plan and put structures in place.

"I am distraught that we couldn't get one more goal than the opposition, because we created twice as many chances. I am sick and tired of us missing chances because this has cost us today.

"We should have six points and instead we have one. We are a good side, a really good side. We are an outstanding side outside both boxes, but in the boxes we are an average side."

Derby boss Phillip Cocu:

"It is a good draw for us and the right result, when you look at the game. Stoke had chances and hit the bar a couple of times so it is a result we can live with.

"The first goal was a great goal. We started well and it is just a pity we couldn't keep the initiative and get the second goal.

"If you dominate and have the initiative in the game then you can play very well with our system. If you lose the ball too often you struggle. We were better in the second half."

Line-ups

Stoke

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Butland
  • 14SmithBooked at 67mins
  • 6Batth
  • 5LindsayBooked at 43mins
  • 11McClean
  • 38WoodsBooked at 24mins
  • 4Allen
  • 22ClucasSubstituted forEteboat 87'minutes
  • 7InceSubstituted forCollinsat 80'minutes
  • 19Gregory
  • 20HoganSubstituted forCampbellat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Edwards
  • 8Etebo
  • 9Vokes
  • 26Campbell
  • 31Duffy
  • 32Federici
  • 37Collins

Derby

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 21Roos
  • 25Lowe
  • 6Keogh
  • 16Clarke
  • 46MaloneBooked at 45minsSubstituted forBielikat 45'minutes
  • 17EvansSubstituted forKnightat 79'minutes
  • 44Huddlestone
  • 11JozefzoonBooked at 68mins
  • 8Dowell
  • 10LawrenceBooked at 67minsSubstituted forMarriottat 72'minutes
  • 9Waghorn

Substitutes

  • 5Bielik
  • 7Paterson
  • 12Hamer
  • 14Marriott
  • 20Bennett
  • 38Knight
  • 48Buchanan
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
23,863

Match Stats

Home TeamStokeAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home22
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stoke City 2, Derby County 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stoke City 2, Derby County 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jason Knight (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Huddlestone (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack Marriott.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Peter Etebo (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by James McClean.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tyrese Campbell (Stoke City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Gregory with a through ball.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Joe Allen (Stoke City).

  9. Post update

    Krystian Bielik (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Batth (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by James McClean.

  11. Post update

    Joe Allen (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Dangerous play by Tom Huddlestone (Derby County).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by James McClean.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Stoke City. Peter Etebo replaces Sam Clucas.

  15. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  16. Post update

    Delay in match because of an injury Sam Clucas (Stoke City).

  17. Post update

    Sam Clucas (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jason Knight (Derby County).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Stoke City. Tyrese Campbell replaces Scott Hogan.

  20. Post update

    Ryan Woods (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.