It was a better night for Derby County on Friday, as they avoided defeat for just the second time in seven league games this season, playing out a 1-1 draw with local rivals Nottingham Forest at The City Ground.
The Rams took the lead midway through the first half, when Martyn Waghorn’s stunning free kick cannoned off the underside of the crossbar and into the roof of Brice Samba’s net.
Forest equalised early in the second half however, when Lyle Taylor netted his first goal for the club, turning in from close range after a scramble in the Derby area from a corner, before Kamil Jozwiak had a second for the Rams ruled out for a controversial offside.
But despite the frustration of being forced to settle for a point against their rivals, the goal, and performance, of Waghorn was something of a positive for Phillip Cocu’s side, with the striker named Man of the Match by broadcaster Sky Sports.
Perhaps not surprisingly, there were also plenty of Derby fans keen to pay tribute to Waghorn for his performance on Friday night, as they took to Twitter to react to the match.
Here, we take a look at what some of those Rams supporters had to say about the 30-year-old.
Now that was a performance to be proud of. Lawrence, Jozwiak and Waghorn a formidable front three in the championship. Beilik, Ibe, Rooney to return. Trust Cocu, those lads play for him. Oh and shinnie, Knight and bird 💪🏻💪🏻🐏🐏🐏 #dcfc
— SM.Oran (@MoranSte1884) October 23, 2020
Regardless of the offside decision, we were much better. A lot of great individual performances. Lawrence, Waghorn, Buchanan, Knight stand out to me.
I actually enjoyed watching that game. There are reasons to be cheerful. COYR. #dcfc
— 11 Points (@11pts1win) October 23, 2020
Nice to see players showing a bit of tactical nous, putting in the hard work, getting stuck in and moving the ball with speed.
Waghorn, Lawrence, Shinnie and Knight all very good. #dcfc
— Alex Taylor (@ACTaylor96) October 23, 2020
— Scott Gretton (@ScottGretton) October 23, 2020
A much improved performance. Shows was a huge miss Lawrence and Waghorn have been to us. Buchanan is really growing into the team now too. Definitely a lot of positive things to say about that one. #dcfc
— Becca (@_Beccaa97) October 23, 2020
Superb free kick! #COYR
— Homer (@homers_twin) October 23, 2020
Who needs Rooney….. 🤔🥰
— Adam Brailsford (@abrailsford1985) October 23, 2020