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Holmes scores dramatic equalizer for Derby County

Duane Holmes’ first goal of 2020 couldn’t have come at a better time for Derby County.

With the Rams looking likely to suffer a road loss at Middlesbrough on Saturday, Holmes came up clutch for Phillip Cocu’s side at the Riverside Stadium.

Holmes’ volley in the 90th minute earned the Rams a 2-2 draw, helping his side avoid a first league loss since Dec. 21st.

The U.S. Men’s National Team prospect hit a smooth shot into the bottom-right corner for his first goal since March 2019.

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Holmes, 23, was one of Derby’s top performers of the afternoon, also winning six duels, making two tackles, and winning two aerial battles. It was his 22nd league appearance of the season for Derby, as he continues to rack up first team minutes this campaign.

Sitting in 17th place in the EFL Championship, Derby next hosts Hull City on Jan. 18th at Pride Park.


  1. Holmes has to be called in March. He’s far from perfect and probably doesn’t start in a full fit roster but he can play RW, #8, #10. He gives all sorts of options off the bench or in a tournament setting.

    • Just wondering, if you don’t think Holmes is a starter when everyone on the “A” team is healthy….what do you believe our Starting XI is?

      • I’m in the minority but when CP scores almost twice as much as a 10 and hence the US wins twice as much I put him in the middle.

        FW: Altidore
        LW: Weah
        RW: Morris
        10: Pulisic
        8/10: McKennie
        DM: Adams

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