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Pride Park Stadium (ATT 25,044) 1st October 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Gallagher

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Rams rescue point

By Tom Adams.   Last Updated: 01/10/05 2:47pm

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Derby manager Phil Brown did little to placate the club's fans as The Rams failed to win for the eight game in succession with a 1-1 draw against Leicester.

Last season's play-off semi-finalists are just 16th in the league after seeing George Burley depart for Hearts, and suffered a blow before kick-off as impressive keeper Lee Camp was excluded from the squad after his father criticised the club's management in a radio phone-in.

The goalmouth action in the game came late as Leicester took the lead through Iain Hume on 86 minutes, although Brown was rescued by on-loan Tottenham striker Mounir el Hamdaoui with a minute to go.

The Rams started well with Peter Whittingham seeing his shot blocked by Dion Dublin, although Craig Levein's side were also keen to make their presence felt and Danny Tiatto went close with a long range effort.

The Foxes handed a second half debut to Arsenal loan man Ryan Smith, whilst Derby's set-piece specialist Inigo Idiakez nearly scored with a free-kick that Paul Henderson did well to save.

Stern John failed to take advantage of a good opening for the home side as Hume and Mark De Vries threatened for the visitors at the other end.

However, the Canadian hit-man did make the required impact four minutes from time as he picked up Patrik Gerrbrand's pass and found the back of the net, although the drama was not finished as el Hamdaoui came off the bench to steal a point with the clock ticking down.

Matches

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Watford 12 24
2 Derby County 12 23
3 Middlesbrough 12 23
4 Norwich City 12 21
5 Nottingham Forest 12 21
6 Ipswich Town 12 20
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 12 20
8 Charlton Athletic 12 19
9 Bournemouth 12 18
10 Brentford 12 18
11 Sheffield Wednesday 12 17
12 Cardiff City 12 16
13 Blackburn Rovers 12 16
14 Leeds United 12 15
15 Rotherham United 12 15
16 Reading 12 15
17 Huddersfield Town 12 15
18 Millwall 12 13
19 Wigan Athletic 12 11
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 12 11
21 Birmingham City 12 11
22 Fulham 12 10
23 Bolton Wanderers 12 8
24 Blackpool 12 6

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