Krystian Bielik scored with literally the last kick of the game to help Derby produce one of the high-scoring football scores of the weekend in the Championship. Lyle Taylor opened the scoring for the home side in the seventh minute before Scott Hogan doubled the lead in the 56th minute. Teenager Luke Plange grabbed a goal back in the 87th minute before Bielik scored the equaliser in the sixth minute of stoppage time.
Derby’s Wayne Rooney: “It was sheer effort and determination that got us a point and it could be a huge one at the end of the season. As a team, I think we have been writing our own scripts this season and at half-time I said we’d score a goal in the 92nd minute today, whether it be the winner or an equaliser. It was actually a bit later than that, but what a way it was for Krystian to come back. He then hurt his shoulder in the celebrations and it will be frustrating if we lose him again but, hopefully, it’s not too serious.”
Birmingham’s Lee Bowyer: “We’ve had five or six clear-cut chances and how Scott Hogan didn’t get a hat-trick, I’ll never know. But how many times have I said the same rubbish after games? I’m sick and tired of it. It’s not good enough – you can’t have chances like that and miss them. He scored the hardest chance he had, but he was not clinical enough with the other two. Lyle Taylor had one chance and put it in and that’s why I have brought him in.”
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