West Brom vs Derby County report: West Brom match report
Penalties turned out to be theme of the day at Pride Park as West Brom chipped in with a late Kenneth Zohore equaliser against Derby County from the spot too before boss Slaven Bilic was sent off for two yellow cards.
Martyn Waghorn opened the scoring early from the penalty spot for Derby County. He had a chance to double the lead before the break when the Rams were awarded another spot-kick which this time was denied by West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.
West Brom equalised with five minutes to go when Kenneth Zohore converted from the penalty spot, shortly before their manager Slaven Bilic was given the marching orders.
Derby were looking to win at home for the first time this season and enjoyed the perfect start as they took the lead in the sixth minute. Waghorn drove into the right side of the area and was taken down by Kieran Gibbs to be awarded a penalty. And Waghorn stepped up and scored in the middle past Johnstone.
The Rams were awarded another penalty just before the break, despite the appeals from West Brom, including Bilic, who picked up a yellow card. Waghorn stepped up again but this time he was denied by Johnstone.
West Brom, meanwhile, had the best of the half to level the score in injury time when Kenneth Zohore was played through and went one-on-one with Kelle Roos. But the Derby goalkeeper came out on top as he got enough on the ball to send it out.
In the second half, the Baggies probed with substitute Grady Diangana striking on target from the edge of the box, but Roos dived to keep it out. However, they found the equaliser with five minutes to go, also from the penalty spot. Zohore stepped up and struck into the right of the goal to eke a point for the visitors.
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With West Brom holding Derby to an entertaining 1-1 draw, here’s how their supporters reacted.
This game highlights how much we need a striker.
— Bomber’s Boots (@BombersBoots) August 24, 2019
Just try to cheat us out of it. WE ARE THE ALBION, AND WE’LL PLAY AGAINST 12
— Rob Paddock (@RobPaddockWBA) August 24, 2019
Diangana and pereira gotta start next week
— Hard Brexit Hegazi (@westbr0mfc) August 24, 2019
Excitement and progess from each previous game. Defensively solid, back 4 and Sam were brilliant today! Sawyers and Livermore were strong. More passes between the back line to run on to. I can see the progress building 💪🏻🔵⚪
— JonW1995 (@JonW1995) August 24, 2019
Well played boys coyb
— corey yates (@coreyya89608083) August 24, 2019
Decent point away from home, 4th time we’ve come back as well, shows resilience, coyb
— Alfie b (@alfieb0601) August 24, 2019
Well done lads kept fighting right till the last ref you’re no ref
— Sue Yardley (@SueYardley) August 24, 2019
I absolutely love the way we keep attacking and don’t just sit back and hold onto the draw. Viva slaven Bilic
— Patrick (@patrickspillane) August 24, 2019
Good fight back again and zahore again,well let’s hope we get a penalty every match😉.Coyb!
— J (@Jamie521M) August 24, 2019