MX23RW : Monday, February 17 12:23:24| >> :600:3177055:3177055:
Jan 11, 2020 at 3pm UK at ​Riverside Stadium
Attendance: 19,706
Middlesbrough
2-2
DerbyDerby County
Wing (16'), McNair (67' pen.)
FT(HT: 1-0)
Knight (54'), Holmes (91')

Result: Duane Holmes snatches late equaliser for Derby at Boro

Result: Duane Holmes snatches late equaliser for Derby at Boro
© Reuters
The Rams twice came from behind at the Riverside Stadium.

Duane Holmes' stoppage-time equaliser earned Derby a 2-2 draw and prevented Middlesbrough from making it five Sky Bet Championship wins in a row at the Riverside Stadium.

The Rams twice came from behind to secure a point and extend Wayne Rooney's unbeaten start with the club to three games.

Boro midfielder Lewis Wing opened the scoring in the 16th minute but Derby fought back after the restart, and there was more than a hint of good fortune about their equaliser when Jason Knight's deep cross dropped straight in after 54 minutes.

The home side regained the lead through Paddy McNair's penalty with 24 minutes remaining, but Holmes pounced to snatch a draw that has done little to help either team's push to climb in to the top 10.

Middlesbrough had already shown danger signs in the opening exchanges when Wing wriggled free of his marker to head a corner wide of the far post.

There was also an effort from top scorer Ashley Fletcher that flashed wide after teenager Djed Spence had played him in after shrugging Rooney off the ball.

The opening goal arrived soon after, however. Patrick Roberts, lively throughout on his first league start since joining on loan from Manchester City, controlled and passed to Marcus Tavernier, whose lovely flick created space for Wing.

The goalscoring midfielder then arched his body and curled a brilliant finish from the right edge of the area inside goalkeeper Ben Hamer's bottom right corner.

Boro goalkeeper Aynsley Pears had to be alert to rush off his line to deny former Sunderland striker Martyn Waghorn just after the half hour when Knight had played him in.

But Middlesbrough were the better team before and after that and almost had a second before the break when Roberts side-footed wide after he was left in space to meet Fletcher's pass into the area.

A failure to deliver a second at that stage left the door open for Derby, who moved Rooney into a more forward role, to make a strong start to the second half and they got their rewards nine minutes in.

Knight was looking to deliver a deep cross into the area but it caught everyone out, including goalkeeper Pears, and the ball bounced in off the far post.

Wing curled a shot into the arms of Hamer before the dangerous Roberts worked his way into the area, only to be brought down by defender Matt Clarke.

McNair, filling in at centre-back these days because of injuries, struck the resulting penalty inside Hamer's right-hand post to put Middlesbrough ahead again in the 66th minute.

Both teams had their moments after that but it was Derby and Holmes who had the last laugh when he volleyed in from 25 yards to earn a point.

body check tags ::
Share this article now:
New Instagram promo
Swansea City's Ben Wilmot celebrates scoring their first goal against Cardiff on October 27, 2019
Read Next:
Championship gameweek 27 predictions including Cardiff vs. Swansea
>
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free daily transfer newsletter! Sent twice a day during the transfer window.

rhs 2.0
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool26251061154676
2Manchester CityMan City25163665293651
3Leicester CityLeicester26155654262850
4Chelsea2512584334941
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs2611784334940
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2610972824439
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2681263532336
8Everton26106103438-436
9Manchester UnitedMan Utd259883629735
10Arsenal2671363634234
11Burnley26104123039-934
12Southampton2694133248-1631
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2687112440-1631
14Crystal Palace2679102332-930
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2669113138-727
16Bournemouth2675142640-1426
17Aston Villa2674153450-1625
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham2566133043-1324
19Watford2659122440-1624
20Norwich CityNorwich2646162448-2418

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!