Foxes held by Derby
By Andy Clarke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Richard Stearman's own goal cost Leicester two points as they drew 2-2 with Derby.Leicester made it 10 points from four games under new manager Rob Kelly with a 2-2 draw against Derby, but they missed several good chances to claim a fourth straight win.
Derby were under the cosh for much of the match at the Walkers Stadium, but Richard Stearman's own goal gave them a precious point after Iain Hume and Alan Maybury had cancelled out Mounir El Hamdaoui's opener.
Joey Gudjonsson forced a smart save from Lee Camp as the hosts made a bright start, before Hume pulled his shot wide of the target after finding himself in the clear.
Camp reacted quickly to smother Matt Fryatt's shot after he had beaten the offside trap, before Derby took the lead from their first attack of note.
Danny Graham chested the ball down in the area and El Hamdaoui drove a neat right-foot shot beyond Rab Douglas.
Derby's lead lasted only two minutes, however, as Hume punished some slack defending from Darren Moore and lifted a shot past Camp into the top corner.
Fryatt dragged a shot wide of goal when he should have done better and then saw another low right-foot effort pushed away by the Derby keeper.
Leicester, playing with confidence and a high tempo, continued to go on the offensive after the break and they were rewarded with a delightful second goal.
Hume spun away from two challenges with a clever drag back and fed Gudjonsson, who rolled the ball ahead of the on-rushing Maybury. The full-back's rasping first-time shot gave Camp no chance.
Once again, though, the lead was short-lived as Derby quickly levelled, with Hajto's powerful header turned into his own goal by Stearman.