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Stoppage time equalizer for American midfielder Duane Holmes

Duane Holmes scores for Derby County

Derby County’s Duane Holmes celebrates scoring his side’s second goal of the game with team-mates Middlesbrough v Derby - Sky Bet Championship - Riverside Stadium 11-01-2020 . (Photo by Richard Sellers/EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images)

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Derby County stayed unbeaten with Wayne Rooney on the pitch thanks to a last minute goal from an American playmaker.

Duane Holmes hit a beautiful volley in the first minute of stoppage time to give the Rams a point away to Middlesbrough on Saturday.

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It was the American’s first goal of the season and third in 56 appearances for the Rams. Holmes earned his first two USMNT caps this summer.

The 25-year-old has been an every week starter for Philip Cocu dating back to mid-October.

Rooney went 90 minutes as Derby is 17th with 34 points, eight back of the promotion playoff picture.

Back to Holmes, he admitted that the goal was lucky; He swung his peg but it struck his shin pad to fool the goalkeeper.