Some Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to share their views on the Rams’ incredible 1-1 draw with Leeds United in a game the hosts should have won.
The Whites were out for revenge following their playoff semi-final defeat to Derby in May, and they looked on course to getting in after completely dominating the Rams.
Max Lowe’s own goal after 20 minutes put the hosts on their way following a free-kick. And from then on, it was all Leeds who just lacked that finishing touch in-front of goal.
But after Mateusz Klich missed a penalty midway through the second half, nerves started to appear around Elland Road. The Rams gained a bit of momentum, and then in the 91st minute struck an unlikely equaliser through Chris Martin.
Here are how some Derby fans reacted on Twitter:
I’ve never been happier with a point. 😂
— Shaun Keetley (@Shaunage325) September 21, 2019
Daylight robbery….things do have to change though!!!!
— Paul Clarke (@DerbyFc1974) September 21, 2019
2nd half we were spot on. Chris Martin 😍😍😍
— Dan Green (@Yaktrick17) September 21, 2019
I’ll take a point 👍🏼 but does not gloss over a poor performance still great to see Chrissy Martin get the Goal 👏🏼 #COYR ❤️⚽️❤️🐏
— Carl Porter (@portercarl1) September 21, 2019
We’ve had a major piece of luck today, could’ve & should’ve been hammered but that point could well prove massive. 6 winnable games to come after a very tough first 8 fixtures. Things could look very different in a months time if Cocu learns quickly from this first month #dcfc
— shaun woodward (@woodwardio79) September 21, 2019
To be that bad for 60 mins and come away with a point is more of a miracle then in may. Fair play Chris Martin proved me wrong now jeep doing it lad. #dcfc #dcfcfans
— Stefan 🇩🇪🏴 (@stefdcfc89) September 21, 2019
I’m calling it now… that is the moment our season turns around. #dcfcfans #dcfc
— Niko (@ktownniko) September 21, 2019
Leeds will see the outcome as two points dropped. The Whites pressed high, forced Derby into sloppy passes and bossed the ball.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side had 63% possession, and Derby didn’t even manage a touch in the Leeds box until around the 50-minute mark. It was all one-way traffic.
Rams boss Phillip Cocu, however, made key substitutions and the arrival of Jamie Paterson and Chris Martin made a difference. The ball was finally sticking in the final third.
Max Lowe was excellent again at right-back, and he was involved in the equaliser, bursting down the right flank and his cross finding Paterson. The Bristol City loanee then fed Martin, who first-time side-footed a finish beyond Kiko Casilla to break Leeds’ hearts.
The term smash and grab is often overused, but this was very much that. Derby were poor in general, but they’ve picked up a fantastic result at the Championship leaders.