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Derby County 1-1 Huddersfield Town: Harry Toffolo's late goal earns Terriers a point against Rams

Wayne Rooney in action for Derby County against Huddersfield Town
Wayne Rooney was involved in most of Derby's best moments and set up Tom Lawrence's goal

Harry Toffolo struck his first goal for Huddersfield Town as the Championship strugglers battled back to earn a late point against Derby County at Pride Park.

Tom Lawrence looked set to earn the Rams a sixth victory in nine games, the winger smashing a superb opener into the top corner after the break following some typical quick thinking from Wayne Rooney.

But Toffolo, who joined the Terriers from boss Danny Cowley's former club Lincoln in January, levelled with nine minutes remaining when he raced into the area and beat keeper Kelle Roos at his near post from a tight angle.

Both sides had chances in the closing stages, Roos denying Chris Willock with a smart stop and Jonas Lossl making a regulation save from a Rooney free-kick.

The draw means Huddersfield remain five points above the relegation zone following Wigan Athletic's 2-2 draw with Cardiff City.

But they could easily have been celebrating a win at a blustery Pride Park against a Derby side, whose failure to see out victory means they are nine points off the play-offs.

The Rams shaded a tight, uneventful first half, with Rooney twice having decent attempts well saved by Lossl.

However, the Terriers were the better side on the resumption and almost led when Fraizer Campbell's powerful left-foot shot from 20 yards smashed against the post.

Lawrence's blistering strike put the Rams, who remain unbeaten in their past 24 meeting with the Terriers, ahead against the run of play.

Toffolo denied the hosts a vital three points though, pouncing for the equaliser after Jayden Bogle lost possession deep in his own half.

Derby manager Phillip Cocu told BBC Radio Derby:

"It's about details, we didn't score that second goal. We had to be patient today. It was a great goal from Tom (Lawrence).

"(The second goal) didn't happen. We had the game under control, but every mistake and bad judgement can cost you.

"We had a point, okay we could have lost at the end, but we should have won this game."

Huddersfield boss Danny Cowley told BBC Radio Leeds:

"I thought it was a really good away performance, I thought it was a really good response after the disappointment of Wednesday.

"I was really proud of the players for the resilience and grit they showed during the game. I thought we defended with real intensity today.

"(After conceding) we showed real character about us and thought our way back into the game."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 21Roos
  • 2WisdomSubstituted forBogleat 79'minutes
  • 33DaviesBooked at 90mins
  • 16Clarke
  • 3Forsyth
  • 23HolmesSubstituted forShinnieat 29'minutesBooked at 38mins
  • 41Bird
  • 32Rooney
  • 10Lawrence
  • 9Waghorn
  • 19MartinBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMarriottat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Shinnie
  • 11Jozefzoon
  • 14Marriott
  • 25Lowe
  • 37Bogle
  • 38Knight
  • 47Ravas

Huddersfield

  • 49Lössl
  • 17SimpsonSubstituted forWillockat 81'minutes
  • 12Stearman
  • 26Schindler
  • 3Toffolo
  • 29KingSubstituted forSmith Roweat 75'minutes
  • 6Hogg
  • 9Kachunga
  • 39O'Brien
  • 7Bacuna
  • 22CampbellSubstituted forMounieat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Chalobah
  • 10Willock
  • 13Coleman
  • 24Mounie
  • 25Pyke
  • 27Stankovic
  • 32Smith Rowe
Referee:
Craig Pawson
Attendance:
27,502

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 1, Huddersfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Huddersfield Town 1.

Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Derby County).

Emile Smith Rowe (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Elias Kachunga.

Foul by Jack Marriott (Derby County).

Richard Stearman (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Curtis Davies (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Curtis Davies (Derby County).

Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Wayne Rooney (Derby County).

Jonas Lössl (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Wayne Rooney (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Graeme Shinnie (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt saved. Chris Willock (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Steve Mounie.

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

Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Derby County 1, Huddersfield Town 1. Harry Toffolo (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Chris Willock replaces Danny Simpson.

Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Wayne Rooney with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Richard Stearman.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Jayden Bogle replaces Andre Wisdom.

Offside, Derby County. Matthew Clarke tries a through ball, but Jack Marriott is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Steve Mounie replaces Fraizer Campbell.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Emile Smith Rowe replaces Andy King.

Foul by Max Bird (Derby County).

Juninho Bacuna (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andre Wisdom with a cross.

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Derby County).

Danny Simpson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jack Marriott (Derby County).

Richard Stearman (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Jack Marriott replaces Chris Martin.

Goal!

Goal! Derby County 1, Huddersfield Town 0. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Graeme Shinnie following a corner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Richard Stearman.

Curtis Davies (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town).

Offside, Derby County. Graeme Shinnie tries a through ball, but Chris Martin is caught offside.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Curtis Davies.

goal

As It Stood

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5Nottm Forest331510845331255
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9Cardiff33121474845350
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13Derby331111114145-444
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15Reading33119134137442
16QPR33126155158-742
17Hull33118144751-441
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19Charlton3399154147-636
20Huddersfield3399153852-1436
21Stoke33104194153-1234
22Wigan33710163350-1731
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24Barnsley33610174058-1828
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