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Rotherham United 3-3 Derby County

Tom Ince of Derby
Tom Ince has scored four times in three matches

Derby missed the chance to go top of the Championship as they battled from two goals down to draw at struggling Rotherham.

Midfielder Paul Green scored against his former club to put the Millers ahead from close range before Tom Ince curled in a fine equaliser.

Goals from Richie Smallwood and Matt Derbyshire put the hosts 3-1 up.

But Ince added his second before Darren Bent tucked the ball home after good work from winger Jesse Lingard.

It was Bent's sixth goal in as many matches since joining the Rams on loan from Aston Villa.

Steve McClaren's side would have moved above Championship leaders Bournemouth with victory, while the 20th-placed Millers are battling to avoid an instant return to League One.

When Smallwood whipped in a free-kick and Derbyshire sent a low shot under Lee Grant within five second-half minutes, Derby looked to be heading for defeat.

But Ince dragged the Rams back into the match when he capped a counter-attack by converting from Craig Forsyth's cross for his fourth goal in three matches.

Bent made sure McClaren's team did not leave empty-handed when he scored from close range with seven minutes left. They remain second, behind Bournemouth on goal difference.

Derby boss Steve McClaren:

"That could turn out to be one of the most valuable points we get.

"Not just the point, not losing, but the manner in which we came back in the last half hour."

Rotherham boss Steve Evans:

"What an advert for Rotherham United being (in) the Championship.

"There's tinges of great disappointment being 3-1 up. We got a point but we have come across the best team and manager in the division."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 30HuntSubstituted forRichardsonat 31'minutes
  • 5Broadfoot
  • 4ArnasonBooked at 86mins
  • 28Fryers
  • 18PringleSubstituted forNewtonat 71'minutes
  • 11Green
  • 33Smallwood
  • 15MilsomSubstituted forHammillat 77'minutes
  • 22Ward
  • 27Derbyshire

Substitutes

  • 1Loach
  • 6Wood
  • 10Bowery
  • 16Richardson
  • 17Newton
  • 24Hammill
  • 29Clarke-Harris

Derby

  • 1Grant
  • 2Christie
  • 6Keogh
  • 5Buxton
  • 3Forsyth
  • 8HendrickSubstituted forBrysonat 60'minutes
  • 33MascarellSubstituted forLingardat 59'minutes
  • 19Hughes
  • 23Ince
  • 39Bent
  • 10WardSubstituted forDawkinsat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Bryson
  • 7Dawkins
  • 16Lingard
  • 21Roos
  • 29Thomas
  • 32Shotton
  • 34Thorne
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
11,035

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rotherham United 3, Derby County 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rotherham United 3, Derby County 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Hammill with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jake Buxton (Derby County).

  7. Post update

    Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Cyrus Christie (Derby County).

  9. Post update

    Adam Hammill (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Conor Newton.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Danny Ward with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Lee Grant (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

  14. Booking

    Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Tom Ince (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Kári Arnason (Rotherham United).

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Rotherham United 3, Derby County 3. Darren Bent (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jesse Lingard with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

  19. Post update

    Adam Hammill (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Adam Hammill replaces Robert Milsom.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bournemouth31178665323359
2Derby31178661313059
3Middlesbrough30178548202859
4Ipswich31169650311957
5Watford31175963372656
6Norwich31158859362353
7Brentford31164114642452
8Wolves3113993840-248
9Blackburn311110104141043
10Nottm Forest311011104746141
11Sheff Wed3191392328-540
12Leeds31108133340-738
13Birmingham30911103241-938
14Huddersfield31108134153-1238
15Cardiff31910123844-637
16Bolton31107144048-837
17Reading31107143546-1137
18Charlton3171593141-1036
19Fulham31105164455-1135
20Rotherham31713113241-934
21Brighton31613123239-731
22Millwall3179152848-2030
23Wigan31510162842-1425
24Blackpool3149182760-3321
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