SUPER-SUB Rodrigo Riquelme struck his first Cherries goal to keep up the Dorset club’s unbeaten league record.

The Spanish winger, on loan from Atletico Madrid, came off the bench to seal a 1-1 draw for the hosts against Derby at Vitality Stadium.

Riquelme’s goal cancelled out Graeme Shinnie’s first-half opener for the Rams.

The draw meant Cherries moved on to 17 points from their opening nine league games.

Cherries went into the contest as the only club not to have lost in the league throughout English football’s top four divisions – following Reading’s defeat against Coventry on Friday night.

Jason Tindall made three changes to the side who sealed a 1-0 victory over Bristol City last time out.

Having come off the bench to score in that encounter – Arnaut Danjuma was recalled along with Philip Billing and Diego Rico.

Dan Gosling and Joshua King dropped to the bench, while Lloyd Kelly, who was at the ground, was left out of the matchday group altogether.

Derby, who had won just once in the division in total before heading to the south coast, welcomed back former England star Wayne Rooney after he completed his period of self-isolation.

The former Manchester United man had come into contact with someone who had tested positive for COVID-19.

And Rooney played a part in offering the first sight of goal for the Rams with five minutes on the clock.

After picking up a pass from Jason Knight, a neat flick from the visiting captain gave Martyn Waghorn the chance to strike – his effort sailing just over the bar.

Rooney then got the chance to show his prowess from set-pieces. After a foul from Philip Billing out wide, England’s leading goalscorer whipped in a devilish ball which Matthew Clarke headed over.

Billing then went into referee Rob Jones’s book after sliding in on Rams midfielder Knight – and the away side took the lead after the resulting free-kick.

Rooney’s strike was blocked in the wall by Solanke but, after a mad scramble in the box, Shinnie’s shot looped off Steve Cook and beat a sprawling Asmir Begovic to open the scoring on 14 minutes.

Cherries struggled to mve through the gears throughout the opening half an hour.

Their best chance came after a surging run from Dominic Solanke allowed him to clip to the back post for Jack Stacey.

The wing-back advanced into a dangerous position but scuffed his effort into the hands of keeper David Marshall.

Solanke tried to make something happen for the hosts just before the break. After holding up the ball and exchanging passes with Adam Smith, the former Chelsea man shanked well wide.

Cherries’ best move came at the end of the first half. After Billing had played a through ball for Junior Stanislas, the winger cut the ball back into the path of Solanke.

But the former Chelsea frontman was to be denied by a sublime point-blank save from Marshall.

Tindall did not hesitate at the interval – introducing King in place of Stanislas. The hosts saw far more of the ball of the second period with the visitors happy to sit deep and counter.

Cherries came agonisingly close to drawing level with 64 minutes on the clock.

Lewis Cook’s pass allowed Danjuma the chance to run in on goal - his drilled effort was tipped onto the post by Marshall and Solanke failed to fire on the follow-up.

David Brooks then came on to make his eagerly anticipated Cherries return. He replaced Jack Stacey with just more than 20 minutes remaining as the hosts switched to a back four.

Riquelme then replaced Billing in Tindall’s final throw of the dice. And it was the Spaniard who found a leveller with almost his first touch. Riquelme was unmarked to side-foot Rico’s menacing cross home to seal a point for his side.

A heroic block off the line by Steve Cook at the other end then ensured the spoils were shared – the centre-back denying Lee Buchanan with five minutes remaining.

Cherries: Begovic, Mepham, Cook, Rico, Stacey (Brooks, 69), L Cook, Billing (Riquelme, 76), Smith, Danjuma, Solanke, Stanislas (King, h-t).

Subs: Simpson, Gosling, Surridge, Travers (g/k).

Booked: Billing.

Derby: Marshall, te Wierik, Davies, Clarke, Byrne, Shinnie, Knight, Buchanan, Waghorn (Sibley, 90+2), Rooney (Holmes, 61), Lawrence.

Booked: Knight Subs: Wisdom, Forsyth, Bielik, Kazim-Richards, Roos (gk).

Referee: Rob Jones.