A late Paul Coutts equaliser saw Derby come from behind to secure their first point at Middlesbrough in 12 years.

The 24-year-old Scot scored with three minutes left to deny the hosts the chance to climb to eighth in the table.

Derby striker Theo Robinson had seen his early penalty cancelled out as Lukas Jutkiewicz scored twice for Middlesbrough to turn the game.

But with time running out Coutts thumped home after a goalmouth scramble to earn Derby a share of the points.

Derby travelled to Teeside having lost their past six matches at the Riverside.

And it was Middlesbrough who enjoyed the best of the opening exchanges, although Jutkiewicz scooped Grant Leadbitter's free-kick over the crossbar early on.

Derby took full advantage as they snatched the lead in the 16th minute. A swift Rams counter-attack saw Craig Bryson surge into the area and go down under the challenge of Andre Bikey. Robinson confidently tucked home the resulting spot-kick.

Undeterred, the hosts came roaring back to level three minutes later. Richard Keogh conceded a careless free-kick and Leadbitter's low drive was fumbled by Derby goalkeeper Frankie Fielding allowing Jutkiewicz to bundle in the rebound.

The Polish striker nearly made it two after slicing Justin Hoyte's pullback wide but Derby weathered the storm.

Middlesbrough's attacks gradually grew more effective as the second half wore on and 10 minutes from time Jutkiewicz headed Merouane Zemmama's clever chip into the top corner of the net.

Boro let their guard slip to allow Coutts to thump home from close range in the 87th minute.

Derby might have completed their first victory on Teesside since 2000 had Robinson kept his composure when presented with another clear chance just before the final whistle.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Middlesbrough

  • 01 Steele
  • 02 Hoyte
  • 03 Amougou
  • 04 Friend
  • 15 Hines
  • 07 Leadbitter Booked
  • 08 Thomson (Zemmama - 65' )
  • 10 Bailey
  • 16 McEachran (Ledesma - 65' )
  • 17 Jutkiew'z
  • 22 Williams

Substitutes

  • 32 Leutwiler
  • 06 McManus
  • 21 Parnaby
  • 05 Zemmama (Haroun - 83' )
  • 33 Smallwood
  • 38 Haroun
  • 11 Ledesma

Derby County

  • 01 Fielding
  • 02 Brayford Booked
  • 03 Roberts (O'Connor - 88' )
  • 05 Buxton
  • 06 Keogh
  • 04 Bryson
  • 07 Coutts
  • 08 Hendrick (Jacobs - 83' )
  • 19 Hughes
  • 09 Tyson (Sammon - 58' )
  • 11 Robinson

Substitutes

  • 13 Legzdins
  • 16 O'Connor
  • 21 Gjokaj
  • 23 Freeman
  • 12 Jacobs
  • 20 Bennett
  • 32 Sammon
Ref: Naylor
Att: 13,377

Match Stats

Shots

10 6

On target

5 5

Corners

3 8

Fouls

11 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:03 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:03

The referee blows for offside. Frank Fielding takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:59

Indirect free kick taken by Paul Coutts.

90:00 +0:59 Booking

Booking Booking for Grant Leadbitter for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +0:52

Grant Leadbitter challenges Craig Bryson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:00 +0:13

Craig Bryson challenges Nicky Bailey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.

89:32

The ball is sent over by Conor Sammon, Effort from close in by Theo Robinson goes wide left of the target.

88:00 Substitution

Substitution (Derby) makes a substitution, with James O'Connor coming on for Gareth Roberts.

87:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Coutts - Middlesbro 2 - 2 Derby Paul Coutts scores a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 2-2 Derby.

85:29

Conor Sammon challenges Seb Hines unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jason Steele takes the indirect free kick.

84:31

The ball is crossed by Grant Leadbitter, Andre Bikey produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

84:31 Booking

Booking John Brayford is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

84:22

John Brayford challenges Luke Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick.

82:02 Substitution

Substitution (Derby) makes a substitution, with Michael Jacobs coming on for Jeff Hendrick.

82:02 Substitution

Substitution Faris Haroun is brought on as a substitute for Merouane Zemmama.

81:00

The assist for the goal came from Merouane Zemmama.

81:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Lukas Jutkiewicz - Middlesbro 2 - 1 Derby Lukas Jutkiewicz finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Middlesbrough 2-1 Derby.

77:33

Merouane Zemmama produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

74:14

Unfair challenge on Conor Sammon by Nicky Bailey results in a free kick. John Brayford restarts play with the free kick.

72:23

Grant Leadbitter concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Coutts. Free kick taken by Paul Coutts.

71:43

Seb Hines fouled by Conor Sammon, the ref awards a free kick. Andre Bikey takes the free kick.

70:08

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Coutts, Jason Steele makes a save.

69:20

Jeff Hendrick fouled by Emmanuel Ledesma, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Coutts produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Emmanuel Ledesma gets a block in.

68:30

Foul by Emmanuel Ledesma on Gareth Roberts, free kick awarded. Jeff Hendrick restarts play with the free kick.

67:44

Jake Buxton challenges Lukas Jutkiewicz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Emmanuel Ledesma takes the free kick.

64:55 Substitution

Substitution Merouane Zemmama is brought on as a substitute for Kevin Thomson.

64:55 Substitution

Substitution Josh McEachran leaves the field to be replaced by Emmanuel Ledesma.

61:53

Conor Sammon is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

61:10

Shot from 20 yards from Theo Robinson. Grant Leadbitter gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Paul Coutts from the right by-line to the near post, Lukas Jutkiewicz manages to make a clearance.

60:40

Grant Leadbitter challenges Will Hughes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Bryson takes the free kick.

58:00 Substitution

Substitution (Derby) makes a substitution, with Conor Sammon coming on for Nathan Tyson.

57:00

Inswinging corner taken by Kevin Thomson from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

55:40

Centre by Paul Coutts, save by Jason Steele.

54:21

Nathan Tyson produces a cross, clearance by Seb Hines.

51:03

Nicky Bailey crosses the ball.

50:25

Foul by Craig Bryson on Kevin Thomson, free kick awarded. Kevin Thomson takes the free kick.

48:51

Shot by Grant Leadbitter from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

47:36

Unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Jake Buxton results in a free kick. Grant Leadbitter crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by John Brayford.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:10 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:38

Paul Coutts takes the outswinging corner, clearance by George Friend.

44:54

Centre by Gareth Roberts, Andre Bikey manages to make a clearance.

43:46

The assistant referee signals for offside against Luke Williams. Indirect free kick taken by Frank Fielding.

42:53

Unfair challenge on Craig Bryson by Kevin Thomson results in a free kick. Gareth Roberts takes the indirect free kick.

41:51

Jeff Hendrick concedes a free kick for a foul on Andre Bikey. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

39:40

The official flags Justin Hoyte offside. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.

38:41

Gareth Roberts delivers the ball, save by Jason Steele.

38:06

Shot by Andre Bikey. Save made by Frank Fielding.

36:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Thomson by Theo Robinson. Indirect free kick taken by Andre Bikey.

35:08

Shot by Theo Robinson. Jason Steele makes a save.

33:44

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Grant Leadbitter, Craig Bryson manages to make a clearance.

33:17

Centre by Gareth Roberts, clearance by Andre Bikey.

31:26

The ball is swung over by Grant Leadbitter, Shot by Luke Williams from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

30:13

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Coutts from the right by-line, clearance made by Grant Leadbitter.

29:19

Kevin Thomson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jeff Hendrick. Jeff Hendrick takes the indirect free kick.

26:14

Seb Hines fouled by Nathan Tyson, the ref awards a free kick. Grant Leadbitter restarts play with the free kick.

23:36

Short corner worked by Paul Coutts.

22:32

Theo Robinson fouled by Nicky Bailey, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Paul Coutts from the free kick, blocked by Seb Hines.

21:35

Kevin Thomson concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Hughes. Will Hughes takes the indirect free kick.

20:16

Corner taken by Paul Coutts, save made by Jason Steele.

19:46

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Coutts from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Seb Hines.

18:11

Assist by Grant Leadbitter.

18:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Lukas Jutkiewicz - Middlesbro 1 - 1 Derby A goal is scored by Lukas Jutkiewicz from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-1 Derby.

16:34

Richard Keogh challenges Lukas Jutkiewicz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Grant Leadbitter shoots direct from the free kick, save by Frank Fielding.

15:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Theo Robinson - Middlesbro 0 - 1 Derby Theo Robinson scores a power penalty. Middlesbrough 0-1 Derby.

13:46

Nicky Bailey concedes a Penalty for a foul on Craig Bryson.

11:35

The ball is sent over by Andre Bikey, Jeff Hendrick makes a clearance.

10:17

Grant Leadbitter delivers the ball, save by Frank Fielding.

9:46

Short corner taken by Josh McEachran from the right by-line.

9:16

George Friend fouled by Will Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Grant Leadbitter delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Paul Coutts.

7:36

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

6:45

The ball is delivered by Nathan Tyson.

5:49

Paul Coutts takes the inswinging corner, Nicky Bailey manages to make a clearance.

5:10

Shot by Grant Leadbitter. Save by Frank Fielding.

3:56

A cross is delivered by Paul Coutts, save by Jason Steele.

2:57

George Friend fouled by Paul Coutts, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by George Friend.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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