Substitute Brett Pitman's late equaliser against Derby failed to prevent Bristol City slipping into the bottom three.

Craig Bryson's fifth goal of the season put the Rams ahead following a cross by Jeff Hendrick.

Steve Davies was denied from making it 2-0 by the post before City, without a win in five, equalised near the end.

Albert Adomah cut the ball back for Pitman to curl into the top corner from 20 yards.

Bristol City's remaining games

07 April A v Nottingham Forest

09 April H v Coventry

14 April A v Birmingham

17 April H v West Ham

21 April H v Barnsley

28 April A v Burnley

City still have to face promotion-chasing Birmingham and West Ham, but manager Derek McInnes will be confident his side can stay up after a battling performance.

They started well against Derby but were left chasing the game when Bryson produced a clinical side-foot finish after fine work from Hendrick in the 20th minute.

Adomah spurned a glorious chance to equalise when he nodded over from six yards but Derby were denied from doubling their lead when Davies found space in the box to rattle a post from a narrow angle.

And City made the most of their good fortune to level in the 74th minute.

Adomah slipped the ball to substitute Pitman 20 yards out and the striker fired a superb right-footed finish into the net.

City goalkeeper Dean Gerken produced a good save to deny Hendrick with time running out, and it proved crucial as the home side held out for a point.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Bristol City

  • 22 Gerken
  • 06 Carey
  • 26 Foster
  • 33 Amougou Booked
  • 08 Kilkenny
  • 10 Ephraim (Pitman - 72' )
  • 14 Skuse (Bolasie - 84' )
  • 21 Cisse (McAllister - 63' )
  • 27 Adomah
  • 37 Pearson
  • 09 Stead

Substitutes

  • 01 James
  • 03 McAllister
  • 17 Bolasie
  • 34 Pitman
  • 39 Wood

Derby

  • 01 Fielding
  • 03 Roberts
  • 06 Shackell
  • 17 Buxton
  • 31 Naylor
  • 04 Bryson
  • 18 B Davies
  • 23 Hendrick
  • 32 Green
  • 07 S Davies Booked
  • 21 Robinson (Tyson - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 33 Severn
  • 16 Bailey
  • 19 Carroll
  • 09 Tyson
  • 35 Thomas
Ref: Ward
Att: 12,794

Match Stats

Shots

7 10

On target

3 4

Corners

3 4

Fouls

12 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:47 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +3:26

Foul by Andre Amougou on Steve Davies, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ben Davies. Jason Shackell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Dean Gerken.

90:00 +1:36

Centre by Richard Foster, Tom Naylor fouled by Yannick Bolasie, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Frank Fielding.

90:00 +1:25

The ball is sent over by Richard Foster, clearance by Jake Buxton.

88:49

Yannick Bolasie has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the target.

87:16

Foul by Ben Davies on Albert Adomah, free kick awarded. Brett Pitman sends in a cross, Andre Amougou produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

86:16

Paul Green takes a shot. Dean Gerken makes a save. Nathan Tyson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

85:16

The official flags Paul Green offside. Free kick taken by Dean Gerken.

84:47

Corner taken by Ben Davies, clearance made by Jamie McAllister.

84:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yannick Bolasie on Tom Naylor. Jake Buxton takes the free kick.

83:14 Substitution

Substitution Cole Skuse goes off and Yannick Bolasie comes on.

82:45

The ball is crossed by Jamie McAllister, save made by Frank Fielding.

81:39

Nathan Tyson challenges Richard Foster unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Gerken takes the direct free kick.

81:20

Tom Naylor sends in a cross, Richard Foster makes a clearance.

79:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cole Skuse by Steve Davies. Free kick taken by Jamie McAllister.

78:44 Substitution

Substitution Theo Robinson leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Tyson.

77:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cole Skuse on Jason Shackell. Frank Fielding restarts play with the free kick.

76:45

Dean Gerken takes the free kick.

76:45 Booking

Booking Steve Davies is shown a yellow card.

76:37

Unfair challenge on Dean Gerken by Steve Davies results in a free kick.

76:01

Albert Adomah produces a cross, Frank Fielding makes a save.

73:37

Assist by Albert Adomah.

73:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Brett Pitman - Bristol C 1 - 1 Derby Brett Pitman finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Bristol City 1-1 Derby.

72:29

Theo Robinson takes a shot. Save by Dean Gerken.

71:09 Substitution

Substitution Hogan Ephraim goes off and Brett Pitman comes on.

68:14

Tom Naylor fouled by Neil Kilkenny, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ben Davies, clearance made by Albert Adomah.

67:20

Paul Green delivers the ball, Andre Amougou manages to make a clearance.

63:53

Corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies from the left by-line, save by Dean Gerken.

62:54 Substitution

Substitution Jamie McAllister is brought on as a substitute for Kalifa Cisse.

59:57

Steve Davies produces a volleyed right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box and hits the post.

59:06

Paul Green sends in a cross, clearance made by Cole Skuse. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies played to the near post, clearance by Stephen Pearson.

56:16

Albert Adomah crosses the ball, Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.

54:10

Paul Green gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Pearson. Dean Gerken restarts play with the free kick.

52:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Pearson on Paul Green. Jake Buxton takes the free kick.

49:34

Steve Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Foster. Dean Gerken takes the free kick.

47:25

Cole Skuse sends in a cross, Albert Adomah produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

46:12

Foul by Theo Robinson on Andre Amougou, free kick awarded. Dean Gerken restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +2:35 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +2:05

The referee gives a free kick against Albert Adomah for handball. Direct free kick taken by Jason Shackell.

45:00 +0:06

The ball is delivered by Paul Green, clearance by Andre Amougou. Outswinging corner taken by Ben Davies from the right by-line played to the near post, Kalifa Cisse makes a clearance.

37:44

Steve Davies challenges Kalifa Cisse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Louis Carey takes the free kick.

35:53

Steve Davies produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

35:09

Ben Davies crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Andre Amougou.

35:09 Booking

Booking Andre Amougou goes into the referee's book.

34:59

Foul by Andre Amougou on Steve Davies, free kick awarded.

33:33

The ball is swung over by Richard Foster, save made by Frank Fielding.

33:23

Cole Skuse delivers the ball, clearance by Jake Buxton.

29:51

Foul by Cole Skuse on Steve Davies, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ben Davies from left wing. Steve Davies is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Gerken.

28:31

The ball is crossed by Gareth Roberts, Theo Robinson takes a shot from inside the six-yard box clearing the crossbar.

27:54

Steve Davies produces a left-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the goal.

27:17

Hogan Ephraim is ruled offside. Frank Fielding takes the indirect free kick.

24:05

Albert Adomah takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

23:33

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Hogan Ephraim, save by Frank Fielding.

23:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeff Hendrick on Andre Amougou. Andre Amougou restarts play with the free kick.

21:57

Cole Skuse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Bryson. Ben Davies crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Andre Amougou.

19:08

Jeff Hendrick provided the assist for the goal.

19:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Bryson - Bristol C 0 - 1 Derby Craig Bryson gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bristol City 0-1 Derby.

18:30

Theo Robinson takes a shot. Dean Gerken makes a save.

15:40

Foul by Jon Stead on Paul Green, free kick awarded. Frank Fielding takes the direct free kick.

13:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Naylor on Hogan Ephraim. Hogan Ephraim produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Tom Naylor. Corner taken right-footed by Hogan Ephraim from the left by-line, Jake Buxton makes a clearance.

13:11

Jake Buxton challenges Hogan Ephraim unfairly and gives away a free kick. Hogan Ephraim crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Jason Shackell.

12:09

A cross is delivered by Theo Robinson.

9:42

The ball is swung over by Albert Adomah, clearance by Jason Shackell. Corner taken by Hogan Ephraim from the right by-line to the near post, Steve Davies manages to make a clearance.

6:56

Foul by Louis Carey on Steve Davies, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Naylor from right wing. The official flags Steve Davies offside. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Gerken.

6:07

Long range shot from Paul Green misses to the left of the target.

4:58

Tom Naylor fouled by Richard Foster, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Naylor takes the free kick.

4:40

Centre by Richard Foster, Jake Buxton manages to make a clearance.

3:06

Albert Adomah takes a shot. Save made by Frank Fielding.

1:15

Jason Shackell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Stead. Cole Skuse restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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