Derby County fans give mixed reaction to rival showdown

Derby County fans have expressed differing views after letting the dust settle on their 2-2 draw with East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest.

On Saturday, Gary Rowett was seconds away from marking his first match in charge of the Rams with a win, but Forest clinched a 95th-minute equaliser.

The build up to the game was very much centred around the two dugouts, with Rowett recently replacing Steve McClaren and Mark Warburton being named Forest boss.

On the pitch, the hosts took the lead at the City Ground in the fifth minute when Zach Clough struck, but Derby fought back and equalised through Matej Vydra two minutes into the second half.

David Nugent put the Rams ahead with 37 minutes left on the clock and it seemed as though they would hold on to their lead until the final whistle, but Daniel Pinillos had other ideas as he scored late to snatch a point for Forest, who are languishing one point above the relegation zone.

After the match, some fans were understandably angry with how the team let their lead slip, while the majority spoke positively of Rowett.

 


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