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Derby 1-1 Norwich: Craig Bryson earns Rams draw with knee

Craig Bryson
There was an air of fortune about Craig Bryson's equaliser for Derby County

Craig Bryson's late goal rescued a point for Derby County against Norwich City in the Championship.

The midfielder bundled in Martyn Waghorn's left-wing cross off his knee with four minutes left to deny the Canaries a fifth league win in a row.

Timm Klose had given the visitors the lead at Pride Park midway through the second half when he met Emi Buendia's corner and powered a header past Scott Carson from six yards.

Moments before the equaliser, Norwich goalkeeper Tim Krul had kept out Rams forward Mason Mount, superbly tipping his effort over the bar.

Derby have only won one of their past five league matches, but are only out of the play-offs on goal difference in a congested early-season table. Norwich are a point ahead of the Rams in fifth.

It was a game of few clear cut chances apart from the two goals, although Carson did well to save efforts from Jamal Lewis and Todd Cantwell before the break.

Former Newcastle keeper Krul also saved from David Nugent and Mount in the first half, with a point probably deserved by both sides.

Derby manager Frank Lampard told BBC Radio Derby:

"It shows you what urgency and desire to try and win a game does to you. It was a tough game, the last 20 minutes we felt like we could have won it, but they had strong moments so it was probably a fair enough result.

"I'm delighted with the character and I think the fans go home relatively happy when they see the team fight until the end like they did."

Norwich boss Daniel Farke:

"It was a really good game of high quality with both teams of similar style trying to dominate the ball and play with many combinations.

"Some periods Derby were on the front foot, sometimes we were on the front foot and in the end it's always disappointing when you concede such a late equaliser but it's a fair result."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 37BogleBooked at 61mins
  • 6Keogh
  • 5Tomori
  • 46Malone
  • 4Bryson
  • 15Johnson
  • 20BennettSubstituted forLawrenceat 60'minutes
  • 8Mount
  • 7H WilsonSubstituted forWaghornat 71'minutes
  • 28NugentSubstituted forMarriottat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Forsyth
  • 9Waghorn
  • 10Lawrence
  • 14Marriott
  • 16Pearce
  • 21Roos
  • 44Huddlestone

Norwich

  • 1Krul
  • 37Aarons
  • 6ZimmermannBooked at 45mins
  • 15Klose
  • 12LewisBooked at 53mins
  • 27Tettey
  • 10Leitner
  • 17BuendíaSubstituted forThompsonat 85'minutes
  • 18StiepermannSubstituted forVrancicat 83'minutes
  • 36CantwellSubstituted forRhodesat 90'minutes
  • 22Pukki

Substitutes

  • 4Godfrey
  • 8Vrancic
  • 11Rhodes
  • 19Trybull
  • 32Srbeny
  • 33McGovern
  • 34Thompson
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
24,236

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Derby County 1, Norwich City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Norwich City 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

  5. Post update

    Moritz Leitner (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).

  7. Post update

    Moritz Leitner (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Derby County) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jack Marriott (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Malone with a cross.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Teemu Pukki (Norwich City).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Jordan Rhodes replaces Todd Cantwell.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Derby County 1, Norwich City 1. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Martyn Waghorn with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Scott Malone (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Mario Vrancic (Norwich City).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Louis Thompson replaces Emiliano Buendía.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Tim Krul.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mason Mount (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Mario Vrancic replaces Marco Stiepermann.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Derby County).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds116412181322
2Middlesbrough116411441022
3Sheff Utd117132013722
4West Brom1163227161121
5Norwich115331514118
6Brentford114521913617
7Swansea11452106417
8Derby115241412217
9Wigan115241412217
10Bristol City114431512316
11Nottm Forest113711513216
12Sheff Wed114431717016
13Aston Villa113621918115
14Blackburn113621315-215
15Bolton114341014-415
16Stoke113441618-213
17QPR11416818-1013
18Birmingham111821011-111
19Rotherham11326816-811
20Reading112361416-29
21Hull112271018-88
22Millwall111461118-77
23Ipswich11065816-86
24Preston111371424-106
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