Derby County vs Leeds United report: Derby County match report
Chris Martin scored a stoppage-time equaliser as Derby County snatched an unlikely point from a 1-1 draw at Leeds United.
Leeds had dominated virtually the entire game but paid for their profligacy in front of goal – and a missed penalty from Mateusz Klich – as Martin scored a last-gasp leveller. Derby County were second best in every department, but would be mightily happily with a point.
Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites took the lead in the 20th minute, but it came courtesy of Derby’s Max Lowe putting the ball into his own net. They peppered the visitors’ goal constantly and Leeds could have been 3-0 up inside 20 minutes – Tom Huddlestone was forced to make a last-ditch clearance while Jack Harrison had good efforts blocked.
Harrison then went close again but his drive was saved by Kelle Roos, while Patrick Bamford should have done better when put through on goal. Derby didn’t improve after the break and should have been 2-0 down but Bamford could only direct Dallas’ low cross onto the post from close range.
Leeds then had a golden chance to put clear daylight between the two sides when they were awarded a spot-kick after Matt Clarke and Scott Malone combined to clumsily bring Bamford down in the box. Klich stepped up to take the resultant spot-kick but failed to convert.
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It got a bit nervy in the end for the home side, and the Whites’ worst nightmare came true as Derby found an equaliser through Chris Martin in the injury time.
Despite being dominated by Leeds, Phillip Cocu and co. would be really happy with the point. After the 1-1 draw at Elland Road, here’s how some Derby fans reacted on Twitter.
I’ll take a point 👍🏼 but does not gloss over a poor performance still great to see Chrissy Martin get the Goal 👏🏼 #COYR ❤️⚽️❤️🐏
— Carl Porter (@portercarl1) September 21, 2019
Give that man a knighthood
— The Warsmith (@TheWarsmith) September 21, 2019
2nd half we were spot on. Chris Martin 😍😍😍
— Dan Green (@Yaktrick17) September 21, 2019
Been awful and poor but didn’t know Martin had it still well done
— Lucyhackett (@Lucyhackett12) September 21, 2019
I’ve never been happier with a point. 😂
— Shaun Keetley (@Shaunage325) September 21, 2019
Daylight robbery….things do have to change though!!!!
— Paul Clarke (@DerbyFc1974) September 21, 2019
So delightful to see Martin Score for derby again
— Lee CY (@ChanYoungLee03) September 21, 2019
Now our season starts 👊
— Daley (@DaleyTinsley) September 21, 2019
SO COME ON CHRISSY MARTIN
— Cam (@DCFC_Cam) September 21, 2019