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Derby County 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday: Chris Martin rescues point for Rams

Steven Fletcher
Steven Fletcher has scored five goals in his past three games for Sheffield Wednesday

Chris Martin's late penalty rescued a point for Derby County and stopped Sheffield Wednesday from moving into the Championship play-off places.

Martin slotted home from the spot after Jack Marriott went down in the area, having tangled with Moses Odubajo.

The visitors had taken a deserved lead when Barry Bannan intercepted Craig Forsyth's loose pass out of defence and fed Steven Fletcher who swept home from 20 yards.

Odubajo was sent off in the closing moments for a second bookable offence and the Rams, who had marked the death of former manager Jim Smith with a minute's applause before the game, nearly grabbed a winner when Marriott's header was deflected wide.

The result stretched Derby's unbeaten home run to nine games, while Wednesday are one point outside the top six.

Garry Monk's Owls had won their previous two games and will feel they should have made that three with what would have been their first victory at Pride Park since April 2006.

They were utterly dominant in the first 45 minutes but had only Fletcher's fifth goal in his past three games to show for it at the break.

On the day that Derby paid tribute to Smith, the first manager to lead them into the Premier League in 1996, this was a reminder that they are unlikely to end their 12-season spell in the Championship this campaign.

They lacked inspiration throughout and scarcely created a chance of note prior to Martin's goal, his first since 2 October.

Phillip Cocu's men, who are 16th in the table, host improving Millwall on Saturday while Wednesday visit Nottingham Forest.

Derby County manager Phillip Cocu:

"Their tactical choice was to play direct, but they didn't want us to play football.

"It took us 30 minutes to find a good way on the ball and that's a long time. You have to realise that you need to put in more effort and be more aggressive.

"I'm very pleased with the second half and it confirms to me that we can do it. You have to find a way to get a result and in the second half we were much better.

"We played with passion, played with danger and I thought we deserved to win in the end."

Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I thought we were fantastic in the fist 25 minutes and we had them on the rocks but we just couldn't get that second goal.

"It was a really scrappy affair after the first 30 minutes and there wasn't much composure shown by either team. It wasn't enjoyable to watch.

"Moses gave the referee a decision to make for the penalty and we have to live with that.

"From an away perspective we have to look at it as a point gained because we ended with 10 men."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 12Hamer
  • 37Bogle
  • 33Davies
  • 3Forsyth
  • 46Malone
  • 38KnightBooked at 50minsSubstituted forMarriottat 68'minutes
  • 17EvansBooked at 25mins
  • 49WhittakerSubstituted forWaghornat 68'minutes
  • 23Holmes
  • 10LawrenceBooked at 83mins
  • 19Martin

Substitutes

  • 2Wisdom
  • 8Dowell
  • 9Waghorn
  • 14Marriott
  • 21Roos
  • 25Lowe
  • 41Bird

Sheff Wed

  • 25Dawson
  • 22OdubajoBooked at 90mins
  • 27Iorfa
  • 15Lees
  • 3Fox
  • 20ReachBooked at 11mins
  • 23HutchinsonBooked at 83mins
  • 10Bannan
  • 7K HarrisSubstituted forMurphyat 61'minutes
  • 6RhodesSubstituted forNuhiuat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9FletcherSubstituted forLuongoat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Lee
  • 8Pelupessy
  • 13Börner
  • 14Murphy
  • 17Nuhiu
  • 21Luongo
  • 36Jones
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
26,203

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away12
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Curtis Davies with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Booking

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jayden Bogle (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt missed. Scott Malone (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Craig Forsyth (Derby County) right footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Chris Martin.

Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Derby County) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Lawrence with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Adam Reach.

Attempt blocked. Jack Marriott (Derby County) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Tom Lawrence with a cross.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Moses Odubajo (Sheffield Wednesday) for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Foul by Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday).

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Tom Lees.

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday).

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Jayden Bogle.

Booking

Tom Lawrence (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Derby County 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Chris Martin (Derby County) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Derby County. Jack Marriott draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Moses Odubajo (Sheffield Wednesday) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Duane Holmes (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jayden Bogle.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Massimo Luongo replaces Steven Fletcher.

Offside, Derby County. Scott Malone tries a through ball, but George Evans is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Jacob Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jayden Bogle (Derby County).

Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Tom Lawrence (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Jordan Rhodes.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Scott Malone.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Jack Marriott replaces Jason Knight.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Martyn Waghorn replaces Morgan Whittaker.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

Booking

Moses Odubajo (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds21144332102246
2West Brom21137142212146
3Fulham21105633231035
4Bristol City219843430435
5Nottm Forest2097427171034
6Preston2110473326734
7Brentford21103832171533
8Sheff Wed219662920933
9Cardiff218763129231
10Blackburn219482828031
11Swansea218762626031
12QPR219483237-531
13Millwall217952728-130
14Hull218583229329
15Birmingham218492228-628
16Derby216872127-626
17Charlton2165102628-223
18Reading2064102527-222
19Huddersfield2156102333-1021
20Middlesbrough214981828-1021
21Luton2162132744-1720
22Stoke2152142435-1117
23Wigan2145121934-1517
24Barnsley2127122442-1813
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