Cardiff caretaker bosses Danny Gabbidon and Scott Young were denied a dream start by a late goal from Derby midfielder Craig Bryson in an entertaining game at the iPro Stadium.
Cardiff took a 2-0 lead early in the second half - Aaron Gunnarsson and Peter Whittingham scoring in quick succession.
However Liverpool loanee Jordan Ibe pulled a goal back for the home side before Bryson struck 6 minutes from time.
Elsewhere in the Football League Newport held Shrewsbury to a goalless draw in League 2.
It's stalemate between Derby and Cardiff at the half time break, in the first game since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left the Bluebirds.
The home side came the closest to scoring and have had the majority of the possession though - interim bosses Danny Gabbidon and Scott Young owing much to 'keeper David Marshall in the Cardiff net.
Elsewhere in the Football League, it's also 0-0 between Shrewsbury and Newport.
Cancer patients and their families are being given the opportunity to find more information about what goes on behind the scenes in the fight against the disease.
Cancer Research UK will be holding a Cancer Research Open Day in Cardiff today, allowing members of the public to meet cancer scientists, doctors and nurses and find out what happens in laboratories.
The charity will also be hosting interactive demos and will be talking to the public about how they are fighting cancer in the Welsh capital.
A report published earlier this year revealed there was just over 18,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed in Wales in 2012 - around ten per cent more than a decade ago.
Researchers at the Centre in Cardiff are focusing on the biology and treatment of bowel, breast and urological cancers and leukemia and are also working on how to detect and treat the disease as early as possible.
Danny Gabbidon and Scott Young take charge of first team affairs this afternoon following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer yesterday.
The Bluebirds find themselves in 17th place in the Championship, with a record of one league win in five following their midweek defeat to Middlesbrough.
Cardiff travel to 7th placed Derby County today, who will be boosted after a hard-fought 3-2 win away against Blackburn on Wednesday.
Elsewhere in the Football League Newport will be looking to end Shrewbury's 100% home record in League 2 - they travel to the Greenhous Meadow on the back of a goalless draw with Tranmere on Tuesday.
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Andrew RT Davies, leader of the Welsh Conservatives, has expressed his disappointment at the news that Cardiff won't hold 2020 European Championship matches.
This is extremely disappointing news. From the success of the recent NATO Summit to the Ryder Cup in 2010, Wales has proven itself more than capable of putting on a great show.
Hosting matches at UEFA 2020 could have generated as much as £40 million for the local economy and put our nation in front of a world television audience of hundreds of millions. To say I am disappointed is an understatement.
The Football Association of Wales has expressed disappointment at the news that Cardiff has not been selected to host 2020 European Championship matches.
The FAW is obviously extremely disappointed by today’s news but would like to congratulate those cities that have been chosen as UEFA EURO 2020 host cities. We believed that the Millennium Stadium, with its 74,154 capacity and extensive Skybox and hospitality facilities, would have been an ideal venue for UEFA EURO 2020 and provide UEFA with significant revenues.
But we of course respect UEFA’s decision.
The FAW would like to thank all the partners that worked so hard to support Cardiff’s bid. While they, like us, will be disappointed with today’s news, there is much to be positive about Welsh football as we look to the future.
Really surprised Cardiff didn't get a game, it's a great stadium.
The Football Association of Wales has thanked those who supported Cardiff's bid to host 2020 European Championship matches.
Uefa announced that Cardiff has been unsuccessful in its bid, with Glasgow, Bucharest and Budapest among the cities chosen ahead of Cardiff.