Derby manager Nigel Clough was less than impressed with his side following the 1-0 loss to Sheffield United.
The Rams once again played a part in their own downfall in a defeat which signalled the end of their unbeaten run at Pride Park this season.
"I thought we were heading for 0-0 with 10 minutes to go and it was an absolutely ludicrous free-kick to give away near the corner flag," said Clough.
"The ball ends up ricocheting in off (Rob) Hulse but if you don't give free-kicks away the threat doesn't exist.
"I am very disappointed in the manner in which we conceded the goal because we probably did enough to get a point.
"We are losing our voices week in and week out, before games and during games saying don't give free-kicks away, especially in those areas. We are contributing too much to our own downfall."
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