Manager Frank Lampard felt his side created enough chances to claim all three points against Middlesbrough this afternoon - but his side had to settle for a point as the game finished in a 1-1 draw.
Harry Wilson put the Rams ahead inside two minutes as he fired home to notch his 10th goal of the season.
Jordan Hugill equalised early in the second half for Boro, however, the Rams did dominate the final 20 minutes and were unlucky not to win the game.
Substitute David Nugent had the best chance to win it late on, but Boro stopper Darren Randolph kept him out with a save.
“To be fair to Nuge, he caught it brilliantly but it just went straight at the goalkeeper,” Lampard told RamsTV.
“If he hits it any side, that’s a goal. They look good chances but they’re not that easy when you have a good look at them.
“I’m disappointed for Nuge because he came on and same as Duane Holmes, he influenced the game against Norwich on Saturday as we came behind to win. He would have deserved a winning goal.
“I feel a bit disappointed not to get the win because we were the stronger team finishing the game in the last 20 minutes.
“I thought we created enough chances against a team that defend well. They have the best defence in the league but we created chances late on in the game.
“They are difficult opposition and they may feel they had a couple of chances in the second half.”
All 10 of Wilson’s goals this season have come from his left boot.
This afternoon’s strike, from Jack Marriott's pass, put him as the club’s leading goalscorer for the season and Lampard praised the in-form Liverpool loanee.
“It was a great goal,” said Lampard.
“It was a great run by Harry and it was a great team goal to move the ball up the pitch. We work on that a lot and it was a really good goal for Harry.
“At that point, our football for the first five or 10 minutes was really good and I felt we let them off the hook a little bit. We got a bit sloppy with our play and if we would have continued in the same vein as we did in the first five or 10 minutes then we would have got more goals.”
However, the attacking midfielder’s afternoon was to be cut short after he limped off injured in the 49th minute, while Marriott also picked up a knock at the end of the first half.
“Jack is fine and Harry has a bit of a hip issue so hopefully it’s nothing to worry about,” the manager admitted.
“We will assess him over the next couple of days. It’s not a muscle injury or anything like that so hopefully he will be fine.”