Derby County 1-1 West Bromwich Albion: Slaven Bilic sent off in draw at Pride Park


Kenneth Zohore has now scored two goals in his past two games for West Brom this season

A late Kenneth Zohore spot-kick rescued a point for West Bromwich Albion at Derby County, in a game that saw three penalties awarded and Baggies boss Slaven Bilic sent off.

Derby opened the scoring through Martyn Waghorn’s penalty in the fourth minute after the striker was brought down by Kieran Gibbs.

The hosts were then given a second penalty by referee Gavin Ward shortly before half-time when Filip Krovinovic was adjudged to have handled the ball.

But Albion goalkeeper Sam Johnstone was equal to Waghorn’s second effort, diving at full stretch to his left.

The away side were then given a penalty of their own when Max Lowe fouled Matheus Pereira in the box, with forward Zohore sending Kelle Roos the wrong way to net a late equaliser.

Derby had won their past three matches against West Brom in all competitions going into this game and they were good value for their early lead.

A win would have seen the Baggies rise to the top of the Championship table and they responded to going behind well, with Nathan Ferguson forcing a low save from Roos following a powerful solo run.

Darnell Furlong also went close for the visitors, heading narrowly wide of the near post from a corner midway through the first half.

Derby were given the perfect opportunity to double their advantage when Krovinovic handled the ball in the box – although replays showed it hit the midfielder’s shoulder, with manager Bilic picking up a yellow card for his protests.

West Brom were nearly level moments after the penalty was saved as Roos denied Kenneth Zohore from 10 yards out.

Derby continued to trouble the visitors on the counter attack in the second half, with Waghorn forcing a good stop from Johnstone on the turn, and Tom Lawrence seeing a low shot from range sail narrowly wide.

The Rams looked to be on course for a well-deserved win until Pereira went down questionably under the challenge of Lowe, before Zohore converted from the spot.

Both sides could have won it in the closing stages, with Derby’s Mason Bennett firing just wide of the far post and West Brom’s Jake Livermore seeing an effort deflect over from seven yards out.

Bilic was then shown a second yellow card by referee Ward when Albion were not given a corner following Livermore’s shot.

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