Derby County came from 2-0 down at half-time to earn a deserved draw with Championship high fliers Brentford.
After 27-goal Championship top scorer Ivan Toney’s eighth-minute penalty and a low shot from Sergi Canos, Lee Gregory got one back before fellow half-time substitute Louie Sibley’s stunning left-foot curler just four minutes from time.
Brentford, who now trail second-placed Watford by five points, looked on course for a fourth win in five games.
But Derby boss Wayne Rooney shook things up with a three-man half-time substitution.
And it paid off as the Rams hit back to earn only their second point in five matches in March.
More to follow.
- 2WisdomSubstituted forRobertsat 86′minutes
- 8BirdSubstituted forMengiat 45′minutes
- 7JozwiakSubstituted forSibleyat 45′minutes
- 40WatsonSubstituted forGregoryat 45′minutes
- 13Kazim-RichardsSubstituted forLawrenceat 78′minutes
- 29Bech Sørensen
- 8JensenSubstituted forGhoddosat 71′minutes
- 6NørgaardSubstituted forForssat 89′minutes
- 19MbeumoSubstituted forRasmussenat 85′minutes
- 7CanósSubstituted forFosu-Henryat 71′minutes
Match ends, Derby County 2, Brentford 2.
Second Half ends, Derby County 2, Brentford 2.
Foul by Marcus Forss (Brentford).
Matthew Clarke (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Gregory.
Foul by Mads Rasmussen (Brentford).
Graeme Shinnie (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Winston Reid (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lee Gregory (Derby County).
Substitution, Brentford. Marcus Forss replaces Christian Nørgaard.
Goal! Derby County 2, Brentford 2. Louie Sibley (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Patrick Roberts.
Substitution, Derby County. Patrick Roberts replaces Andre Wisdom.
Substitution, Brentford. Mads Rasmussen replaces Bryan Mbeumo.
Foul by Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford).
Louie Sibley (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Jason Knight (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Vitaly Janelt (Brentford).
Jason Knight (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Ivan Toney (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Saman Ghoddos.
Foul by Saman Ghoddos (Brentford).