• FT

    Rotherham

    0

    Sheff Wed

    2

  • FT

    C Palace

    1

    Coventry

    1

  • FT

    Ipswich

    4

    Millwall

    1

  • FT

    Nottm Forest

    1

    Walsall

    1

  • FT

    Stoke

    2

    Preston

    1

  • FT

    Wolves

    1

    Derby

    1

  • FT

    Watford

    2

    Portsmouth

    2

  • ABAN

    Reading

    0

    Leicester

    0

  • PPD

    Brighton

    P

    MK Dons

    P

  • PPD

    Gillingham

    P

    Norwich

    P

  • PPD

    Grimsby

    P

    Bradford

    P

  • PPD

    Sheff Utd

    P

    Burnley

    P

ENGLISH LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Molineux Stadium, England

Referee: N Barry | Attendance: 26442

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Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Paul Ince 66'

1 - 1

FT

Derby County

  • Malcolm Christie 15'

Wolverhampton 1-1 Derby: FT Report

Paul Ince's first goal of the season enabled Wolves to claim a point in the 1-1 draw at home to Derby - but it is five games without a victory for Dave Jones' side.

Malcolm Christie's first goal in 10 games put Derby in front after 14 minutes but 35-year-old Ince levelled matters just after the hour.

The draw ended a run of three successive defeats for Derby but neither side look capable of pushing for play-off places on the basis of these performances.

The hosts had the first opportunity but George Ndah headed the ball wide from close range following Shaun Newton's excellent cross after 11 minutes.

The hosts made four changes to the side that lost 2-1 against Bradford, with Kenny Miller starting in place of Dean Sturridge who is set for a lengthy absence with an Achilles injury.

Denis Irwin was back from an ankle injury while Paul Butler and Newton also returned to the side.

Alex Rae was on the bench after serving a one-match suspension with Mark Clyde and Carlton Cole left on the substitutes' bench too after starting against the Bantams.

Marc Edworthy was left out completely while Derby made one change with Ian Evatt replacing George Burley.

Butler was booked for a foul on Izale McLeod after 13 minutes and shortly after, Derby went ahead when McLeod broke clear and squared the ball for Christie to convert from close range.

Ndah had a right-foot shot saved by Lee Grant as Wolves sought an immediate response before Christie was booked for a foul on goalkeeper Matthew Murray.

Newton lashed a left-foot volley just over the crossbar after 26 minutes before play switched to the other end and Murray was forced into a save to keep out Adam Bolder's shot from the edge of the area.

Derby's Steve Elliott was booked for a foul on Miller just before the interval as the visitors continued to hold on to their slender advantage.

Bolder was shown the yellow card after 51 minutes after crashing into Ince but chances remained at a premium at both ends in the early stages of the second period.

McLeod had a left-foot effort comfortably gathered by Murray but with over an hour gone, the visitors looked comfortable with Wolves appearing to be devoid of attacking ideas.

However, Ince dragged them back into the game with an equaliser after 65 minutes when he rifled a loose ball into the roof of the net from the edge of the area.

Newton had a right-foot shot saved by Grant as Wolves tried to gain the upper hand before Lee Morris was replaced by Lee Holmes for the visitors.

On-loan striker Cole joined the action after 77 minutes for Wolves with Ndah going off before Mark Kennedy was booked for a clumsy challenge on Pablo Mills.

Colin Cameron had the final chance deep into stoppage time but his right-foot volley from 18 yards flashed wide of Grant's right-hand post.

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Scoring Summary

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Derby County
Paul Ince (66')

Match Stats

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Derby County
0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
2 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Derby County
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