Derby County vs Wycombe Wanderers Match Report

Billed as the battle of the longest and shortest-serving managers in the league, this was the first meeting between Wycombe and Derby; the two lowest scoring teams in the division.
Derby made seven changes coming into this match and created a lot of good chances down the wings in the first half. Ryan Allsop had to be at his best in the Wycombe goal to make a fantastic early save from Evans.
Derby kept pressing and former Turkey international Kazim-Richards had a goal disallowed from Forsyth’s cross. Minutes later they were in front as Kazim-Richards cross was converted by Duane Holmes with a cheeky flick to make it 1-0 at half-time.
Wycombe made a double change at half-time, sending on the bulk of Adebayo Akinfenwa and the experience of Matt Bloomfield, giving them a more direct route to goal.
Derby continued to press for a second goal with Forsyth having a header cleared off the line from Onyedinma.
But Wycombe gradually built a foothold in the game, and in the 81st minute, Horgan’s cross was headed back across goal by Onyedinma for Matt Bloomfield to slide in and score. The 36-year old has now scored in every one of the 18 seasons he’s played for Wycombe.
Not content with just a point, Wycombe pushed for a winner, and their direct football almost paid dividends with Gareth McCleary rattling the underside of the bar in injury time.
The draw means both teams remain in the relegation zone. Wycombe are next up at home to Stoke on Wednesday.

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