Derby County scored a late penalty to secure a 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday last night.

Chris Martin stepped up to convert after Jack Marriott was fouled to cancel out Steven Fletcher’s opener.

Derby County are 16th in the Sky Bet Championship table following the draw, while Wednesday missed the chance to move into the Play-Offs and remain in eighth place.

Speaking about the match, Derby County manager Phillip Cocu was pleased with his side’s second half performance.

As quoted by BBC Sport, he said: “Their tactical choice was to play direct, but they didn’t want us to play football. It took us 30 minutes to find a good way on the ball and that’s a long time. You have to realise that you need to put in more effort and be more aggressive.”

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“I’m very pleased with the second half and it confirms to me that we can do it. You have to find a way to get a result and in the second half we were much better. We played with passion, played with danger and I thought we deserved to win in the end.”

Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk was not impressed with the general spectacle of the game.

He said: “I thought we were fantastic in the fist 25 minutes and we had them on the rocks but we just couldn’t get that second goal.

“It was a really scrappy affair after the first 30 minutes and there wasn’t much composure shown by either team. It wasn’t enjoyable to watch. Moses gave the referee a decision to make for the penalty and we have to live with that.”

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