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Dec 11, 2019 at 7.45pm UK at Pride Park
Attendance: 26,203
DerbyDerby County
Sheff WedsSheffield Wednesday
Martin (82' pen.)
FT(HT: 0-1)
Fletcher (23')
Odubajo (90')

Garry Monk content with Sheffield Wednesday point at Derby

Garry Monk content with Sheffield Wednesday point at Derby
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Sheffield Wednesday took the lead but were pegged back by a Chris Martin penalty.

Garry Monk praised his Sheffield Wednesday side despite Chris Martin's late penalty denying them victory in a 1-1 draw with Derby at Pride Park.

Steven Fletcher put Wednesday ahead after 23 minutes but the Owls failed to turn their dominance into further goals and Derby extended their unbeaten home run to nine matches after Moses Odubajo fouled substitute Jack Marriott in the penalty area after 82 minutes.

Odubajo then saw red in stoppage time for a late challenge on Scott Malone as Monk's side missed out on a return to the Sky Bet Championship play-off places.

"I think that first 35 minutes we were very good," Monk said. "We quietened the crowd, we had them where we wanted them and just lacked that second goal.

"The end of that half and then the second half it became very scrappy and there was a lack of composure from both sets of players.

"The penalty and the red card changed what should have been the three points to making sure we secured the one point, so credit to the players for doing that and seeing it out.

"Overall it's another point and we'll try and keep the points coming in as much as possible."

On the incident that led to the penalty, Monk added: "Mo's in front of their player and it could be a foul on Mo and it could be a foul on him – it's one of those 50-50 ones and it's gone against us and we have to accept that."

The visitors' early dominance was rewarded midway through the first half when Fletcher put Craig Forsyth under pressure and the Derby defender's misplaced pass fell to Bannan. He played in Fletcher, whose first-time effort nestled in the bottom corner.

Wednesday might have been out of sight before half-time but Ben Hamer tipped a Fletcher header over and from the subsequent corner Sam Hutchinson nodded narrowly over.

Derby should have been level moments after the interval but Martin headed Duane Holmes' cross over from eight yards.

The Owls had a chance to extend their advantage after 55 minutes but Fletcher headed off target from Adam Reach's right-wing cross.

Wednesday were made to pay for their spurned chances late on as substitute Marriott was fouled in the box by Odubajo and Martin converted from 12 yards.

Derby took 79 minutes to register a shot on target and on this evidence the introduction of England's leading scorer Wayne Rooney to the playing squad in January cannot come soon enough.

Derby boss Phillip Cocu said: "The key message (at half-time) was you have to find a way into the game.

"Sheffield Wednesday's tactical choice today was to play direct with no build-up and they didn't want us to play football.

"It took us maybe 30 minutes to find a good way to get good positions with the ball.

"We played more direct the second half, the team really stepped up and I'm really pleased with the second half. You have to find a way to get a result."

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Sunday's key events

· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
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· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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