World News – GB – Derby County ends drought in goals and exits league relegation zone with one point against Cardiff


Winning manager Phillip Cocu was keen to lift the clouds over Derby slipped past him, but the point at least raised his side of the last three in the championship, on the difference of goals

Martyn Waghorn’s free kick in the first half gave Derby a half-time lead but Cardiff always seemed to have a goal in them and Kieffer Moore provided it at 13 minutes

Derby hadn’t scored a home league goal in 306 minutes before this game started, but he was able to put it just after 24 more when Cardiff’s Joe Ralls knocked Tom Lawrence down to three or four meters from the surface

It would have been within Wayne Rooney’s grasp if the former England captain hadn’t self-isolated yet.Instead, it gave Waghorn the chance to double his free-kick goal against Nottingham Forest on the weekend -end last, which he duly took, lifting the ball over the Cardiff wall and into the left corner, out of reach of Alex Smithies

Derby’s attacking play was brisk enough to threaten another goal, but they looked vulnerable on the other end around half-time as Cardiff began to create openings for the first time

Moore cut the outside of a post with a header, although the potential for the visiting team to do damage to their opponents was tempered to some extent by the absence of their Liverpool lender, Harry Wilson, who scored 18 goals for Derby two seasons ago and delivered his first for Cardiff last week

They were a threat nonetheless, and the Derby woodwork was rocked a second time shortly after the restart, with Junior Hoilett’s looping header past the far post bouncing off the other Kelle Roos, substituting for a David Marshall injured, beaten Derby was lucky again when substitute Robert Glatzel simply failed to convert a cross from Sheyi Ojo

The equalizer came after 77 minutes, with a static defense from the home side allowing Ojo to run over them before sliding Moore on goal, the forward slipping the ball past Roos Cardiff momentum had gathered momentum

Derby tightened when Waghorn forced a good Smithies save at the end of a neat film from substitute Colin Kazim-Richards, but a point each was a result neither side could particularly complain about

Derby County (3-4-3): Roos; Wisdom, Davies, Clarke; Byrne (Forsyth 62), Knight, Shinnie, Buchanan (Te Wierik 78); Jozwiack, Waghorn, Lawrence (Kazim-Richards 83) Subs not used: Idem (gk), Bird, Sibley, Holmes

City of Cardiff (4-2-3-1): Smithies; Bacuna, Morrison, Nelson, Bennett; Pack, Vaulks (Glatzel 62); Ojo, Ralls, Hoilett; Moore Subs not used: Phillips (gk), Bamba, Bagan, Murphy, Whyte, Harris

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World news – UK – Derby County ends drought and climbs out of the Championship relegation zone with a point against Cardiff


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