Steve McClaren endured another unhappy return to the Riverside as Middlesbrough leapfrogged Derby in the Championship
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Norwich struck late on to deny Derby a return to top spot in the Sky Bet Championship as the Canaries twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at the iPro Stadium.
Defender Steven Whittaker was the unlikely saviour for the visitors as his 89th-minute strike earned Neil Adams' men a point.
Norwich's first equaliser came from Cameron Jerome early in the second half, after Johnny Russell had netted just before half-time to give Derby a lead they barely deserved.
The Canaries were not on level terms for long though as their former striker Chris Martin quickly restored the Rams' lead from the penalty spot.
Playmaker Cesc Fabregas is available following suspension as Chelsea travel to Derby for their League Cup quarter-final clash on Tuesday night.
Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is unlikely to be risked after missing the Premier League leaders' win over Hull with a minor muscular injury, so Petr Cech is poised to continue in goal.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho plans to rest Gary Cahill, with Kurt Zouma coming in, and may make a number of other changes, rotating his players ahead of the heavy festive fixture list.
Chelsea squad: Cech, Ivanovic, Luis, Fabregas, Zouma, Ramires, Oscar, Hazard, Drogba, Mikel, Schurrle, Salah, Remy, Costa, Matic, Willian, Terry, Azpilicueta, Schwarzer, Beeney, Loftus-Cheek, Christensen.
Mirco Antenucci scored twice and Leeds scratched a nine-year itch against Derby as the Championship pace-setters were beaten 2-0 at Elland Road.
Prior to today United had failed to defeat the Rams since September 2005, some 12 games ago in their rivalry. That Derby won 10 of that dozen made it an all the more frustrating record for the Whites.
One win in 10 against anyone before this hardly inspired confidence either but Antenucci's double powered Leeds on as Steve McClaren's men were rattled in a way they rarely have been this season.
Derby have extended the loan spell of Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.
Butland's initial stay with the Championship club was due to expire this week, but the England Under-21 international will now remain at the iPro Stadium for another seven days while Rams number one Lee Grant completes his recovery from an ankle injury.
The 21-year-old was brought in as cover for Grant after he was injured against Reading in October. Grant has missed six matches and it is still unclear whether he will be fit for Saturday's league trip to Watford.
Butland has made five appearances for Derby, keeping two clean sheets and helping the side to three wins along the way.
Capital One Cup quarter-final draw:
Derby v Chelsea
Tottenham v Newcastle
Bournemouth v Liverpool
Sheffield United v Southampton
Matches to be played in the week commencing December 15
Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland is set to join Derby on loan, Press Association Sport understands.
Rams head coach Steve McClaren has made a move for the England Under-21 international following an injury to first-choice keeper Lee Grant at the weekend.
The deal is expected to be finalised later on Monday, with Butland set to make his debut for Derby in their Sky Bet Championship fixture against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on Tuesday night.
The points were shared at the City Ground after Britt Assombalonga's opener for Nottingham Forest was cancelled out by a Ryan Shotton strike.
Derby centre-back Jake Buxton saw red for a second bookable offence when challenging Chris Burke.
Fulham's woeful start to the season continued when they were thrashed 5-1 at Derby to pile the pressure on manager Felix Magath.
His young side looked worryingly frail at the back and fell apart as Derby ran riot in the second half with Chris Martin scoring twice.
Jamie Ward gave Derby a half-time lead and although Scott Parker equalised, Martin's double and strikes from Craig Bryson and Simon Dawkins made it a miserable day for relegated Fulham and Magath.