Colin Kazim-Richards struck a thunderous volley to earn Derby County a degree within the 108th East Midlands derby, denying Nottingham Forest a third-straight win within the Championship.
Having nearly given away a penalty when Yuri Ribeiro regarded to have dealt with a shot from Kamil Jozwiak, Forest went forward in opposition to the run of play via James Garner’s first senior objective, volleyed previous David Marshall, however didn’t construct on that regardless of a string of probabilities.
Anthony Knockaert was on the coronary heart of their inventive play, however his header went extensive and one other from Garner was straight at substitute keeper Kelle Roos.
Whereas it was nonetheless 1-0, Derby all the time had an opportunity and so it proved when, with the Rams growing the stress on Forest, Kazim-Richards introduced the ball down, recovered a ricochet off Forest defender Tobias Figueiredo and volleyed previous Brice Samba.
Rams substitute Lee Gregory may need snatched all three factors late on however dragged an effort extensive, which means Derby boss Wayne Rooney needed to accept a attract his first derby in cost.
With each side on an upward trajectory, this draw represents a passable end result for each side of their bid to climb the desk away from the relegation locations – and maintains Forest’s maintain on the Brian Clough Trophy, which each side play for in tribute to their legendary former boss.
The one factor missing was the atmospheric kick-start a typical derby crowd would have produced at occasions when each side appeared passive and sluggish.
Derby, who got here into the sport with six wins of their earlier eight matches, have made themselves more durable to beat and higher going ahead underneath England’s document goalscorer Rooney, notably for the reason that arrival of Kazim-Richards, who now has seven objectives to his identify for the reason that begin of December.
Nonetheless, they didn’t take their probabilities in a vibrant opening half an hour, after which spent massive elements of the sport on the backfoot on residence turf.
Lee Gregory and Patrick Roberts gave their attacking thrust a carry late on, relieving the stress on Kazim-Richards, who had toiled alone earlier than that time.
Forest’s dominance throughout their finest spells didn’t yield objectives, however there have been positives equivalent to the mix of Knockaert and full-back Cyrus Christie, who linked up nicely down the appropriate as inventive shops.
They’re now additionally unbeaten in eight successive derbies in opposition to the Rams.
Derby County boss Wayne Rooney instructed BBC Radio Derby:
“I am happy to come back away with a degree in the long run. Up till we conceded we had been the higher crew, we prompted Forest issues they usually did not know the way to press us with our build-up.
“I felt the longer that went on the extra probabilities we might have created, however then we conceded a extremely sloppy objective, which [David] Marshall is aware of he has to do higher with.
“Second half we misplaced possession too many occasions, we had been second to the second balls and bought fortunate in the long run to come back away with a degree.
“I spoke to the gamers at half-time to maintain them calm and instructed them that we might nonetheless win the sport, and what occurs second half just isn’t adequate from us.
“There wasn’t sufficient depth, we made foolish errors, goalkeepers could not kick the ball the place it was meant to go and it was a build-up of issues that had been taking place via the second half.”
Nottingham Forest boss Chris Hughton instructed BBC Radio Nottingham:
“The primary half they edged on possession however by no means created an excessive amount of. They weren’t that large a menace, regardless that that they had possession.
“When the sport opened up within the second [half] we had the higher possession and bought into higher areas to be inventive.
“That is the frustration, the objective they scored can occur, it is a fabulous strike and it is an ideal end, however by that stage we wanted to be additional forward.
“Within the areas we had been higher, breaking via into the ultimate third, we wanted to be extra scientific and give you the ultimate ball.”
- 1MarshallSubstituted forRoosat 42′minutes
- 2KnowledgeBooked at 82mins
- 4ShinnieSubstituted forGregoryat 64′minutes
- 9WaghornSubstituted forRobertsat 75′minutes
- 7JozwiakSubstituted forSibleyat 64′minutes
- 18Ribeiro Dias
- 15FreemanSubstituted forBlackettat 82′minutes
- 25MurraySubstituted forTaylorat 70′minutes
- 6Mbe Soh
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Match ends, Derby County 1, Nottingham Forest 1.
Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Nottingham Forest 1.
Try blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outdoors the field is blocked.
Foul by Nathan Byrne (Derby County).
Filip Krovinovic (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Try blocked. Colin Kazim-Richards (Derby County) proper footed shot from very shut vary is blocked. Assisted by Matthew Clarke with a headed move.
Nook, Derby County. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.
Lee Gregory (Derby County) wins a free kick on the appropriate wing.
Foul by Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest).
Lee Gregory (Derby County) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Tobias Figueiredo (Nottingham Forest).
Nook, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Andre Knowledge.
Try blocked. Filip Krovinovic (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the field is blocked. Assisted by Lyle Taylor with a cross.
Try missed. Lee Gregory (Derby County) proper footed shot from the centre of the field misses to the left. Assisted by Patrick Roberts with a cross.
Try missed. Anthony Knockaert (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the field is shut, however misses to the left. Assisted by Yuri Ribeiro with a cross.
Aim! Derby County 1, Nottingham Forest 1. Colin Kazim-Richards (Derby County) proper footed shot from outdoors the field to the underside proper nook.
Try saved. Tobias Figueiredo (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the field is saved within the prime left nook. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.
Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Tyler Blackett replaces Luke Freeman.
Andre Knowledge (Derby County) is proven the yellow card for a foul foul.
Foul by Andre Knowledge (Derby County).