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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 Derby County 13 26
2 Watford 13 25
3 Middlesbrough 13 23
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 23
5 Norwich City 13 22
6 Nottingham Forest 13 22
7 Charlton Athletic 13 22
8 Bournemouth 13 21
9 Ipswich Town 13 20
10 Cardiff City 13 19
11 Blackburn Rovers 13 19
12 Brentford 13 19
13 Sheffield Wednesday 13 18
14 Rotherham United 13 16
15 Leeds United 13 16
16 Huddersfield Town 13 16
17 Reading 13 15
18 Millwall 13 14
19 Wigan Athletic 13 12
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 13 12
21 Birmingham City 13 11
22 Fulham 13 11
23 Bolton Wanderers 13 8
24 Blackpool 13 6

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