Derby County 1 Sheffield United 1

C:WindowsTempphp25C0.tmpDerby County started off the New Year with a draw against fellow propmotion chasers Sheffield United.

Derby County took the lead after 24 minutes when A run from Johnny Russell ended in him being brought to the ground. The resulting penalty was despatched by Rams leading scorer Matej Vydra.

The Rams held the lead into the second period but a well taken header and some poor defending cost Derby as Sheffield United equalised.

Second place was retained in the draw but Bristol City can now overtake the Rams into second place if they beat Aston Villa in the late kick-off.