Middlesbrough 1-1 Derby: Comical own goal from Jayden Bogle sees points shared in promotion clash
- An own goal from Middlesbrough’s George Friend gifted Derby the lead
- Jayden Bogle put into his own net to bring the game back level in 84th minute
- Boro topped Championship table ahead of the Saturday afternoon fixtures
A comedy own goal by Jayden Bogle denied Derby County a third successive win and a place at the top of the Championship table as they drew with Middlesbrough in the lunchtime kick-off.
The Rams were set for victory having led for most of the match through a George Friend own goal, but in the closing stages Bogle volleyed into his own net from inside the penalty area.
It meant a point apiece and Boro went top before the rest of the day’s games begin, but Tony Pulis’ side will be grateful for a point having been comprehensively outplayed in the first half an hour.
Jayden Bogle of Derby is left dejected after scoring an own goal against Middlesbrough
Bogle had attempted to swipe the ball clear with a fierce kick but got it completely wrong
Bogle’s bungled clearance bobbled into Scott Carson’s net and gifted Middlesbrough a goal
Middlesbrough’s Aden Flint celebrates their equalising goal in the 84th minute on Saturday
MATCH FACTS AND LEAGUE TABLE
Middlesbrough (3-4-2-1):Randolph, McNair (Braithwaite 50), Flint, Ayala, Fry, Friend, Clayton, Besic (Saville 54), Howson, Downing, Assombalonga (Gestede 54)
Subs not used: Lonergan, McQueen, Batth, Hugill
Goals: Bogle og 84
Manager: Tony Pulis
Derby (4-3-3):Carson, Tomori, Keogh, Wilson, Mount (Johnson 62), Waghorn, Lawrence, Marriott (Nugent 67), Bogle, Huddlestone, Malone.
Subs not used: Roos, Forsyth, Jozefzoon, Holmes, Davies
Goals: Friend og 18
Manager: Frank Lampard
Season at a glance
- Live tables
- Premier League
- League One
- League Two
- Scottish Premiership
- Scottish Div 1
- Scottish Div 2
- Scottish Div 3
- Ligue 1
- Serie A
- La Liga
Derby made a blistering start, playing neat and fast football and keeping Boro pinned inside their own half for lengthy periods, eventually leading to boos from frustrated home fans.
Frank Lampard’s side got numerous efforts in at goal. Tom Lawrence shot wide from outside the penalty area, and Jack Marriott headed wide from Lawrence’s cross, before a super save by Darren Randolph stopped Harry Wilson scoring a volley from outside the penalty area.
Derby then took the lead their play merited. A cross by left-back Scott Malone, who had dispossessed Stewart Downing, saw the ball delivered to the far post where Friend, under pressure from Martyn Waghorn, bundled the ball over the line.
Only 19 minutes were gone but already boos rang out around the Riverside, Middlesbrough having been a long second best, and Derby were unfortunate not to be quickly 2-0 ahead, Wilson hitting the post.
Derby players celebrate after taking the lead against Middlesbrough thanks to an own goal
Martyn Waghorn celebrated as if he had scored but it was an own goal from George Friend
The ball bounced off Friend and into the net following Middlesbrough’s failure to clear a corner
Boro’s best first-half chance came about fortuitously. Scott Carson’s pass from the penalty area was intercepted by Downing who played in Britt Assombalonga, but despite Derby’s goalkeeper being out of position the forward was too slow to take the opportunity, allowing Tom Huddlestone to make a tackle.
Boro’s laboured approach was in contrast to Derby’s swift, incisive attacking, their only regret at the break being they were not further ahead.
The early stages of the second half were less eventful and soon Pulis made three changes, sending on Martin Braithwaite, Rudy Gestede and George Saville. There was a slight improvement in his side and they stemmed the tide.
Frank Lampard celebrates after seeing his Derby side take the lead at the Riverside Stadium
Friend crossed from the byline but Malone scooped the ball away from Gestede’s toes and, from the resulting corner, Gestede missed a free header.
For all of Boro’s toil in the second half, they did not look like scoring but it proved not to be a problem as Derby did it for them.
A Boro corner was cleared to Adam Clayton who swung the ball back in, Flint headed it on and Bogle inexplicably volleyed past Carson.
Middlesbrough’s Rudy Gestede wins an aerial battle as they look for a way back into the match
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