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RIQUELME TO RES­CUE

Sub sal­vages point for Cher­ries

- By TOM HOP­KIN­SON at the Vi­tal­ity Sta­dium Sports · Soccer · Abu Dhabi · Madrid · Atlético de Madrid · Bournemouth · Nigeria · Wayne Rooney · Dominic Solanke · Martyn Waghorn · Diego Rico · Rob Jones

RO­DRIGO RIQUELME’S first goal for Bournemout­h de­nied Derby only their sec­ond win of the sea­son.

The Rams, who could well be sold to Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Ne­hayan – a se­nior mem­ber of the Abu Dhabi royal fam­ily – this week, took a first- half lead through Graeme Shin­nie.

But Riquelme (right), in his third ap­pear­ance for the Cher­ries since join­ing them on loan from Atletico Madrid, struck late on to give Ja­son Tin­dall’s side their third 1-1 draw in four games.

Bournemout­h dom­i­nated pos­ses­sion and ar­guably de­served a point, al­though Derby de­fended su­perbly for much of the game and will feel dis­ap­pointed they couldn’t hold on.

Keeper David Mar­shall made very good saves to keep out Do­minic Solanke and, twice, Ar­naut

Dan­juma. His side were only de­nied a late win­ner when Steve Cook bravely kept out Lee Buchanan’s piledriver on the goalline.

The old war­rior looked like he’d been knocked into next week by the fe­roc­ity of the ef­fort but, thank­fully, he even­tu­ally dusted him­self down and saw the game out.

Boss Tin­dall said: “It It was good de­fend­ing. ng.

“It’s some­thing ome­thing we’ve seen Steve eve do time and again since nce his time at the foot­ball tball club, he’s a de­fender efender who puts uts his body on the line when he e needs to.”

He added: ded: “I was rea eal l ly pleased with the sec­on­dond­half per­for­for­mance, e, pleased ed with the char­ac­ter, but we had to come out bet­ter in the sec­ond half be­cause I was very dis­ap­pointed with our first-half per­for­mance.

“We cer­tainly got our re­ward for our sec­ond-half per­for­mance with our goal.”

Derby took the lead when Shin­nie stabbed the ball home af­ter Wayne Rooney’s Roon free-kick hit the Bou Bournemout­h wall and was wa bun­dled into his path by Martyn Waghorn. Much of the first half took place in t the mid­dle of the pitch and it wasn’t un­til stop­page tim time that Mar­shall was called calle upon to deny Solank Solanke from close range.

Aft Af­ter the break, Marsh Mar­shall got a fin­ger­tip to Da Dan­juma’s ef­fort to turn it on to a post and mom mo­ments later he mad made an­other good save to deny the wing winger. Bournemout­h keeper As­mir Be­govic did well to stop Ja­son Knight’s sting­ing drive and, soon af­ter, Diego Rico’s deep cross at the other end was met by sub­sti­tute Riquelme and he volleyed home five min­utes af­ter com­ing on.

Buchanan was un­lucky as Derby tried to re­take the lead but Cook was in the right place to deny him.

Derby boss Cocu said: “We all know we are in a dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tion but when they scored their goals, still we found the en­ergy and be­lief to try to find a goal to win the game.

“We were re­ally close but it was a re­mark­able save on the line with Steve Cook’s face.”

Be­govic 6, Stacey 6 (Brooks 69, 6), Mepham 6, S Cook 7, Rico 7, Smith 7, Billing 6 (Riquelme 76), L Cook 6, Stanis­las 6 (King 46, 6), Solanke 6, Dan­juma 7.

Travers, Gosling, Sur­ridge, Simp­son.

Mar­shall 8, Te Wierik 6 (Wis­dom 80), Davies 7, Clarke 7, Byrne 7, Knight 7, Shin­nie 8, Buchanan 6, Waghorn 6 (Si­b­ley 92), Lawrence 6, Rooney 6 (Holmes 61, 6).

Roos, Forsyth, Bielik, Kazim-Richards.

David Mar­shall. Tight call be­tween him and Shin­nie but edged it with three fine saves.

Robert Jones 7.

 ??  ?? IT’S SHIN­NIE’S HAPPY PEO­PLE It’s been a tough start to Derby’s sea­son, but Shin­nie lifted spir­its by find­ing the back of the Bournemout­h net
IT’S SHIN­NIE’S HAPPY PEO­PLE It’s been a tough start to Derby’s sea­son, but Shin­nie lifted spir­its by find­ing the back of the Bournemout­h net

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