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Derby County 1-1 Cardiff City

Duane Holmes (R) of Derby challenges Leandro Bacuna
Duane Holmes (right) of Derby County challenges Leandro Bacuna

Derby's Scott Malone scored against his former club and Robert Glatzel struck his first goal for Cardiff City in an enthralling draw at Pride Park.

Rams defender Malone scrambled the ball home from close range after a frenetic start as Jack Marriott and Martyn Waghorn had chances cleared.

German striker Glatzel powered in a penalty soon after to punish Richard Keogh for bringing him down in the box.

It left the Rams without a win in four home league games under Phillip Cocu.

Cardiff rose a place to 12th in the table after a third successive draw following an occasion on which there was drama before the game as well as during it as the stadium was evacuated amid reports of flares being discovered in the away concourse.

Players' warm-ups were also disrupted, but the game kicked off on time and sparked into early life with Malone's goal.

Cardiff halted, but did not clear an early attack in which Marriott and Waghorn were thwarted before Malone pounced on Alex Smithies' parried save to nudge home.

However, Glatzel levelled from the spot with a thumping effort with Derby still seething after being denied a penalty of their own when Waghorn appeared to be fouled in the Cardiff box by Joe Bennett.

Fans outside Pride Park during an evacuation
Fans gather outside Pride Park during the pre-match evacuation

After Glatzel struck back, Malone saw Smithies easily deal with his volley and at the other end, Joe Ralls was denied to leave the scores level at the break.

The crossbar denied Marriott's dipping attempt to break the deadlock for the hosts.

Waghorn was also blocked by Smithies after he ghosted through the visiting defence before his low shot went wide.

Having struggled to impose themselves after the break, the introductions of Junior Hoilett and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing on the hour lifted the Bluebirds.

Hoilett went close at the near post only to stumble on another attempt and Wales' Tom Lawrence lofted a shot high for the Rams.

Glatzel then saw a header cleared off the line by Derby centre-back Matt Clarke and while both teams continued to attack, the breakthrough eluded them.

Derby County manager Phillip Cocu told BBC Radio Derby:

"Even as the game proceeded at 1-1, we still tried to find a way to play forward and play through Cardiff with low passes from the back.

"It's just unfortunate that we couldn't score the goal in the second half that we deserved for our performance and for the fans.

"It was a clear penalty on Martyn Waghorn and a clear possibility to score a second goal.

"We've talked many times about if you can score a second goal at home, the game is done. But we couldn't convert the chances we created, which is a pity as our offensive play deserved to be rewarded."

Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock said:

"I think the quality in the final third let us down again tonight. I thought that was the same in one or two games.

"But on the other side of the coin we lost at Wigan and Reading and defensively we were poor.

"So it's a matter of trying to build slowly and try and get together and make sure that we're solid and I thought we looked solid tonight."

Line-ups

Derby

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 21Roos
  • 25Lowe
  • 6KeoghBooked at 18mins
  • 16Clarke
  • 46Malone
  • 44Huddlestone
  • 5Bielik
  • 9Waghorn
  • 23HolmesSubstituted forJozefzoonat 81'minutes
  • 10LawrenceBooked at 88mins
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forMartinat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Paterson
  • 8Dowell
  • 11Jozefzoon
  • 12Hamer
  • 19Martin
  • 33Davies
  • 38Knight

Cardiff

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Smithies
  • 2PeltierBooked at 40mins
  • 4Morrison
  • 5FlintBooked at 90mins
  • 3Bennett
  • 7Bacuna
  • 8Ralls
  • 20WhyteSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 60'minutes
  • 13Paterson
  • 11MurphySubstituted forHoilettat 60'minutes
  • 9GlatzelSubstituted forBogleat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Vaulks
  • 10Vassell
  • 16Nelson
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 25Day
  • 27Bogle
  • 33Hoilett
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
25,873

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamCardiff
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Derby County 1, Cardiff City 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Booking

    Aden Flint (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Aden Flint (Cardiff City).

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Omar Bogle.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

  9. Post update

    Aden Flint (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Omar Bogle.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Leandro Bacuna (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Ralls.

  12. Post update

    Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Callum Paterson (Cardiff City).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Cardiff City. Omar Bogle replaces Robert Glatzel.

  15. Booking

    Tom Lawrence (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tom Lawrence (Derby County).

  17. Post update

    Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Chris Martin replaces Jack Marriott.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 13th September 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swansea6510124816
2Charlton6420115614
3Leeds6411103713
4West Brom6330107312
5Bristol City6321118311
6Fulham6312105510
7Preston6312117410
8QPR631299010
9Birmingham631268-210
10Nottm Forest62319639
11Sheff Wed63038629
12Cardiff7232810-29
13Millwall623157-29
14Brentford62135417
15Luton6213101007
16Reading62138807
17Blackburn621357-27
18Derby7142710-37
19Middlesbrough613278-16
20Hull612369-35
21Barnsley612349-55
22Wigan6114411-74
23Huddersfield6015511-61
24Stoke6015615-91
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