Derby move on

Derby have booked their place in the Championship play-off final after a thrilling semi-final against Southampton. Trailing 2-1 from the first leg, Southampton mounted a comeback but saw their dreams dashed as they lost in a penalty shoot-out.

A powerful header from Darren Moore put Derby up by two goals on aggregate within three minutes of the kickoff but Jhon Viafara was quick to get the Saints back within a goal. Viafara bagged his second of the night just after half-time after only to hand the lead back to Derby on a horrible own-goal from Leon Best. In the dying seconds Gregor Rasiak scored to take the game into extra-time. There was no breakthrough for either club in added time.

Derby won 4-3 in the penalty shoot-out and it went as follows:

Southampton:
Leon Best – MISSED (wide right)
Andrew Surman – SCORED
Rudi Skacel – SCORED
Grzegorz Rasiak – SCORED
Inigo Idiakez – MISSED (over the bar)

Derby:
David Jones – SCORED
Steve Howard – SCORED
Giles Barnes – SCORED
James McEveley – SCORED


2 thoughts on “Derby move on”

  1. One more step taken on our journey back to the Prem. A cracking tie with Southampton but alas my faithful Rams pulled through. The dream is still alive! Come on Derby!

  2. One more step taken on our journey back to the Prem. A cracking tie with Southampton but alas my faithful Rams pulled through. The dream is still alive! Come on Derby!

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