Derby County 1-1 Cardiff City

Derby’s Scott Malone scored against his former club and Robert Glatzel struck his first goal for Cardiff City in an enthralling draw at Pride Park.

Rams defender Malone scrambled the ball home from close range after a frenetic start as Jack Marriott and Martyn Waghorn had chances cleared.

German striker Glatzel powered in a penalty soon after to punish Richard Keogh for bringing him down in the box.

It left the Rams without a win in four home league games under Phillip Cocu.

  • Relive Derby’s draw with Cardiff as it happened

Cardiff rose a place to 12th in the table after a third successive draw following an occasion on which there was drama before the game as well as during it as the stadium was evacuated amid reports of flares being discovered in the away concourse.

Players’ warm-ups were also disrupted, but the game kicked off on time and sparked into early life with Malone’s goal.

Cardiff halted, but did not clear an early attack in which Marriott and Waghorn were thwarted before Malone pounced on Alex Smithies’ parried save to nudge home.

However, Glatzel levelled from the spot with a thumping effort with Derby still seething after being denied a penalty of their own when Waghorn appeared to be fouled in the Cardiff box by Joe Bennett.

After Glatzel struck back, Malone saw Smithies easily deal with his volley and at the other end, Joe Ralls was denied to leave the scores level at the break.

The crossbar denied Marriott’s dipping attempt to break the deadlock for the hosts.

Waghorn was also blocked by Smithies after he ghosted through the visiting defence before his low shot went wide.

Having struggled to impose themselves after the break, the introductions of Junior Hoilett and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing on the hour lifted the Bluebirds.

Hoilett went close at the near post only to stumble on another attempt and Wales’ Tom Lawrence lofted a shot high for the Rams.

Glatzel then saw a header cleared off the line by Derby centre-back Matt Clarke and while both teams continued to attack, the breakthrough eluded them.

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Match ends, Derby County 1, Cardiff City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Cardiff City 1.

Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Aden Flint (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aden Flint (Cardiff City).

Attempt blocked. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Omar Bogle.

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

Aden Flint (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. David Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Omar Bogle.

Attempt blocked. Leandro Bacuna (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Ralls.

Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Paterson (Cardiff City).

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Omar Bogle replaces Robert Glatzel.

Booking

Tom Lawrence (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Derby County).

Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Chris Martin replaces Jack Marriott.

Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Florian Jozefzoon (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Peltier (Cardiff City).

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Matthew Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Robert Glatzel (Cardiff City) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Callum Paterson with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Florian Jozefzoon replaces Duane Holmes because of an injury.

Matthew Clarke (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robert Glatzel (Cardiff City).

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Sean Morrison.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Lee Peltier.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Attempt missed. Robert Glatzel (Cardiff City) right footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by David Junior Hoilett with a cross.

Hand ball by Duane Holmes (Derby County).

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Attempt saved. Leandro Bacuna (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Gavin Whyte.

Substitution

Substitution, Cardiff City. David Junior Hoilett replaces Josh Murphy.

Attempt missed. Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.

Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Bennett (Cardiff City).

Attempt blocked. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Martyn Waghorn.

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