KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, September 17, 2019
While Christian Pulisic was rooted to the bench for Chelsea, Duane Holmes made his return to Derby County's starting lineup as the Rams shared the points with Cardiff City.
Derby County 1-1 Cardiff City
Scott Malone's early goal would be canceled out by a Robert Glatzel penalty minutes later as Derby County and Cardiff City shared the points in the end at Pride Park.
Holmes, who made his return to the Derby line-up following injury, started the game in an attacking midfield role and played 81 minutes. His head coach, Phillip Cocu, would be in full praise of his performance afterwards.
It's been a slow start to the season for the Rams after coming off a disappointing promotion campaign. Having collected only six points prior to this game, they were looking to give themselves a boost with a win over their relegated opponents.
And the host got off to the right foot early on in the first half when Malone scored the opener six minutes into the contest. Holmes' cross pounced on by teammate Jack Marriott, but his effort came to nothing. However, they were rewarded a second chance when the referee fumbled the ball and the left-back was left alone to put the ball in the goal.
The host's lead was short-lived as the referee would point to the spot at the other end for a penalty, allowing Glatzel to step up and put it away to level the score.
The second half would be scoreless, but Derby had several excellent opportunities to score. Unfortunately, they just could not get that goal to ensure the three points.
Derby County now sits in 19th place in the standings with seven points.
Hull City 2-2 Wigan Athletic
Joe Gelhardt would find the equalizer to ensure Wigan Athletic would steal a point over Hull City at the KCOM Stadium.
Hull captain Eric Lichaj would start for his team while Antonee Robinson got the start for the Latics as both played the entire 90 minutes.
Wigan would strike first after eight minutes when Cheyenne Dunkley pounced on a fumbled ball from Hull goalkeeper George Long to give his team the lead.
The lead did not last long as the host found the equalizer two minutes later as Jarrod Bowen followed up on his first attempt that was saved by David Marshall to put away his second chance.
Hull took the lead 10 minutes later when Kamil Grosicki buried a free-kick into the back of the net.
The momentum had surely changed as Hull had the advantage throughout the majority of the contest.
But Wigan would find one last chance to level the score, and they did so in the 75th minute with Gelhardt firing his shot into the goal from just inside the area.
Hull sits in 20th place with six points while Wigan are just behind them with five.
Elsewhere in the Championship, Tim Ream started for Fulham as they could only sette for a point following a 1-1 tie with West Brom.
Cameron Carter-Vickers started for Stoke City as they went down to Bristol City in a 2-1 loss.
Geoff Cameron watched from the bench as Queens Park Rangers did enough to hold for a 3-2 win over Luton Town.
Down in League One, Lynden Gooch started and scored a goal for Sunderland as they came away with a 3-1 win over Accrington Stanley.
Matthew Olosunde started and assisted on a goal as Rotherham United thumped Bolton Wanderers in a 6-1 win.
Giles Phillips came off the bench for Wycombe Wanderers as they fell 2-0 to Gillingham to suffer their first loss of the season.