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:
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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.