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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

Table

Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 18 35
2 Bournemouth 18 32
3 Middlesbrough 18 32
4 Ipswich Town 18 31
5 Brentford 18 31
6 Blackburn Rovers 18 30
7 Watford 18 29
8 Nottingham Forest 18 28
9 Charlton Athletic 18 28
10 Norwich City 18 27
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 27
12 Cardiff City 18 26
13 Sheffield Wednesday 18 22
14 Huddersfield Town 18 21
15 Reading 18 21
16 Leeds United 18 20
17 Fulham 18 19
18 Millwall 18 19
19 Birmingham City 18 19
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 18 18
21 Bolton Wanderers 18 18
22 Rotherham United 18 18
23 Wigan Athletic 18 17
24 Blackpool 18 8

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