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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

Table

Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Watford 44 85
2 Bournemouth 44 84
3 Middlesbrough 44 84
4 Norwich City 44 82
5 Derby County 44 76
6 Ipswich Town 44 75
7 Brentford 44 72
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 44 72
9 Blackburn Rovers 43 60
10 Charlton Athletic 44 60
11 Nottingham Forest 44 59
12 Sheffield Wednesday 44 59
13 Cardiff City 44 56
14 Birmingham City 43 54
15 Huddersfield Town 44 53
16 Leeds United 44 52
17 Bolton Wanderers 44 51
18 Fulham 44 49
19 Reading 42 47
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 44 46
21 Rotherham United 43 44
22 Millwall 43 40
23 Wigan Athletic 44 39
24 Blackpool 44 25

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