Mar 5, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Cardiff City Stadium
CardiffCardiff City
DerbyDerby County
Noone (82')
Gunnarsson (19'), Smith (59')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Sammon (75')
Gjokaj (13'), Coutts (51')

Result: Cardiff City held at home

Craig Noone scores eight minutes from time to rescue a point for Cardiff City against Derby County at home in the Championship.

Championship leaders Cardiff City have been held to a 1-1 draw by Derby County at home.

Derby's Richard Keogh is fouled by Cardiff's Fraizer Campbell on March 5, 2013© PA Photos

The first chance of the game fell to Derby's Chris Martin after just two minutes, but his left-footed effort from outside the box went wide.

A couple of minutes later Ben Turner almost put the home side in the lead when he headed Craig Conway's corner towards goal, but his attempt went over the crossbar.

Craig Forsyth's shot from distance on 10 minutes failed to find the target, as clear-cut chances proved hard to come by as the first half progressed.

Tommy Smith had the first chance in the second half on 56 minutes, but his right-footed shot from outside the box went wide.

Conor Sammon stunned the home crowd on 75 minutes when he put Derby in the lead, turning home Ben Davies's pass.

Cardiff's Craig Noone celebrates after scoring the equaliser against Derby on March 5, 2013© PA Photos

Cardiff made a late rally and earned the equaliser with eight minutes remaining on the clock, Craig Noone heading home Andrew Taylor's delivery from inside the Derby six-yard box.

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