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Derby 1-1 Nottingham Forest: Kazim-Richards earns Rams point against Forest

James Garner scores for Forest
James Garner scored his first senior goal in his seventh appearance for Forest since joining on loan from Manchester United last month

Colin Kazim-Richards struck a thunderous volley to earn Derby County a point in the 108th East Midlands derby, denying Nottingham Forest a third-straight win in the Championship.

Having almost given away a penalty when Yuri Ribeiro looked to have handled a shot from Kamil Jozwiak, Forest went ahead against the run of play through James Garner's first senior goal, volleyed past David Marshall, but failed to build on that despite a string of chances.

Anthony Knockaert was at the heart of their creative play, but his header went wide and another from Garner was straight at replacement keeper Kelle Roos.

While it was still 1-0, Derby always had a chance and so it proved when, with the Rams increasing the pressure on Forest, Kazim-Richards brought the ball down, recovered a ricochet off Forest defender Tobias Figueiredo and volleyed past Brice Samba.

Rams substitute Lee Gregory might have snatched all three points late on but dragged an effort wide, meaning Derby boss Wayne Rooney had to settle for a draw in his first derby in charge.

With both sides on an upward trajectory, this draw represents a satisfactory result for both sides in their bid to climb the table away from the relegation places - and maintains Forest's hold on the Brian Clough Trophy, which both sides play for in tribute to their legendary former boss.

The only thing lacking was the atmospheric kick-start a typical derby crowd would have produced at times when both sides appeared passive and sluggish.

Derby, who came into the game with six wins in their previous eight matches, have made themselves harder to beat and better going forward under England's record goalscorer Rooney, particularly since the arrival of Kazim-Richards, who now has seven goals to his name since the start of December.

However, they failed to take their chances in a bright opening half an hour, and then spent large parts of the game on the back foot on home turf.

Lee Gregory and Patrick Roberts gave their attacking thrust a lift late on, relieving the pressure on Kazim-Richards, who had toiled alone before that point.

Forest's dominance during their best spells failed to yield goals, but there were positives such as the combination of Knockaert and full-back Cyrus Christie, who linked up well down the right as creative outlets.

They are now also unbeaten in eight successive derbies against the Rams.

Derby County boss Wayne Rooney told BBC Radio Derby:

"I'm pleased to come away with a point in the end. Up until we conceded we were the better team, we caused Forest problems and they didn't know how to press us with our build-up.

"I felt the longer that went on the more chances we would have created, but then we conceded a really sloppy goal, which [David] Marshall knows he has to do better with.

"Second half, we lost possession too many times, we were second to the second balls and got lucky in the end to come away with a point.

"I spoke to the players at half-time to keep them calm and told them that we could still win the game, and what happens second half is not good enough from us.

"There wasn't enough intensity, we made silly mistakes, goalkeepers couldn't kick the ball where it was meant to go and it was a build-up of things that were happening through the second half."

Nottingham Forest boss Chris Hughton told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"The first half they edged on possession but never created too much. They weren't that big a threat, even though they had possession.

"When the game opened up in the second [half], we had the better possession and got into better areas to be creative.

"That's the disappointment, the goal they scored can happen, it's a fabulous strike and it's a great finish, but by that stage we needed to be further ahead.

"In the areas we were better, breaking through into the final third, we needed to be more clinical and come up with the final ball."

Line-ups

Derby

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1MarshallSubstituted forRoosat 42'minutes
  • 12Byrne
  • 2WisdomBooked at 82mins
  • 16Clarke
  • 26Buchanan
  • 8Bird
  • 4ShinnieSubstituted forGregoryat 64'minutes
  • 9WaghornSubstituted forRobertsat 75'minutes
  • 38Knight
  • 7JozwiakSubstituted forSibleyat 64'minutes
  • 13Kazim-Richards

Substitutes

  • 3Forsyth
  • 6Edmundson
  • 17Sibley
  • 19Gregory
  • 21Roos
  • 23Roberts
  • 34Baningime
  • 37MacDonald
  • 40Watson

Nottm Forest

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 30Samba
  • 2Christie
  • 3Figueiredo
  • 4Worrall
  • 5Ribeiro
  • 37Garner
  • 18Ribeiro Dias
  • 28Knockaert
  • 27Krovinovic
  • 15FreemanSubstituted forBlackettat 82'minutes
  • 25MurraySubstituted forTaylorat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Mbe Soh
  • 8Colback
  • 11Ameobi
  • 12Smith
  • 16Jenkinson
  • 21Sow
  • 23Lolley
  • 24Blackett
  • 33Taylor
Referee:
Oliver Langford

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Derby County 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Nottingham Forest 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Byrne (Derby County).

  5. Post update

    Filip Krovinovic (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Colin Kazim-Richards (Derby County) right footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Matthew Clarke with a headed pass.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

  8. Post update

    Lee Gregory (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Tobias Figueiredo (Nottingham Forest).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Andre Wisdom.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Filip Krovinovic (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lyle Taylor with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Patrick Roberts with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Yuri Ribeiro with a cross.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Derby County 1, Nottingham Forest 1. Colin Kazim-Richards (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tobias Figueiredo (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Tyler Blackett replaces Luke Freeman.

  19. Booking

    Andre Wisdom (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Andre Wisdom (Derby County).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich32207545252067
2Brentford32179659342560
3Watford32179643232060
4Swansea30178538191959
5Reading32156114437751
6Cardiff321471148341449
7Bournemouth321310946321449
8Barnsley31146113635148
9Middlesbrough32137123734346
10Stoke32111293735245
11Millwall3291673128343
12Bristol City32133163243-1142
13QPR301010103034-440
14Nottm Forest331010132832-440
15Preston32124163442-840
16Blackburn31116144537839
17Derby32108142533-838
18Luton31108132435-1138
19Huddersfield32106163847-936
20Coventry32810142943-1434
21Birmingham32710152340-1731
22Rotherham3085173341-829
23Sheff Wed3197152135-1428
24Wycombe3158182351-2823
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