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FULL TIME: Derby County 1 Blackburn Rovers 1
THEO Robinson's 89th minute leveller cancelled out Jordan Rhodes' opener as Blackburn Rovers' winless streak stretched to five matches at Derby County.
Caretaker boss Eric Black restored David Dunn and Morten Gamst Pedersen to the starting line-up, while Danny Murphy was dropped to the substitutes bench.
Rhodes gave Blackburn Rovers a deserved half time lead with a clinical finish on 35 minutes.
Colin-Kazim Richards' right wing cross was nodded off by Morten Gamst Pedersen and Rhodes brilliantly volleyed low into the bottom corner from 20 yards.
Bradley Orr almost doubled Rovers' lead after a quick counter attack minutes later, while Scott Dann had a header saved by goalkeeper Adam Legzdins earlier in the half.
At the other end Derby rarely threatened although Theo Robinson should have done better with a free header that he sent over midway through the half.
The hosts started the second half a lot brighter and almost levelled on 56 when Rovers' defence switched to allow Paul Coutts curl a shot inches over the bar.
Rovers struggled to create much going forward as the game wore on but Derby rarely threatened themselves, as Black's men looked defensively solid.
Substitute Michael Jacobs saw a free kick deflected just wide, with Robinson beaten, before Nathan Tyson had a shot saved by the Rovers stopper.
Mauro Formica steered a shot inches wide for the visitors, before Derby deservedly levelled on 89.
Craig Bryson's low strike was well saved by Robinson but Theo Robinson was on hand to steer home the rebound from a tight angle, via Rovers' keeper.
ROVERS: Robinson, Orr, Dann, Givet, Olsson, Kazim-Richards, Dunn (Formica 68), Lowe, Etuhu, Pedersen, Rhodes SUBS: Murphy, Gomes, Rochina, Hanley, Ribeiro, Kean
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