Derby County defender, Fikayo Tomori drew the ire of The Rams’ manager, Frank Lampard, following his inability to convert a sitter in an English Championship clash with Ipswich Town.
Footballlive.ng can report that Lampard was furious with his players after the game, as he reckoned Derby should have done better against a side placed last on the table.
Tomori, who is an England youth international, will feel most of the blame, as his lost chance in front of goal saw the game end even, but Derby remain in touch with the Championship play-off places.
The hard-fought 1-1 draw at the bottom-placed rivals saw goals from former Ipswich player, Tom Lawrence in the second minute for the visitors, with Jon Nolan replying for the Suffolk side in the 55th minute.
A minute’s applause was held for late ex-England goalkeeper, Gordon Banks before kick-off, with Ipswich stopper Bartosz Bialkowski wearing the skipper’s armband as the captain Luke Chambers was out with injury.
In a frenetic end to the first period, Tomori nearly increased Derby’s lead when his shot went wide from six yards following a corner by Lawrence.
The home side drew level in the 55th minute following a surging run forward by Quaner, who laid the ball off to substitute Nolan, and his shot from the centre of the penalty area found the back of the net.
In the 68th minute Holmes prevented Ipswich taking the lead, heading off the line a shot from Knudsen following a corner taken by Judge.
Bialkowski then produced a save from a diving header by substitute David Nugent in the 84th minute following a goalmouth scramble, and the ball fell to Tomori, whose shot was too high.
Afterward, Lampard said: “The team performance was not good enough, generally, we gave the ball away and did not control the midfield
“Our quality in terms of possession, we gave it away cheaply far too many times, sometimes under no pressure at all.”