Rams Shock Saints On Penalties 5-3 In FA Cup Third-Round

Tanuja Saikhom | 3 months ago

Frank Lampard’s Derby Country came back from two-goal down to edge past Southampton 5-3 on penalty shootout in a thrilling FA Cup third-round replay on Wednesday. The hosts scored two quick goals in the second half only to be overpowered by the Championship side at the St Mary’s Stadium.

Southampton felt the early threat from the visitors when Craig Bryson slipped into the left corner of the net out of goalkeeper Angus Gunn’s reach in the 39th minute. However, the goal was disallowed after it was ruled offside by VAR referee.

After the goalless 67 minutes into the game, the home crowd was revived when Stuart Armstrong opened the scoring. It was followed by substitute Nathan Redmond’s goal in a couple of minutes to lead the game 2-0.

The Premier League struggling side would have believed they made into the next round before Harry Wilson’s free-kick in the 76th minute revived the game. Within five minutes, Martyn Waghorn’s header equalized the score.

The new Southampton under Ralph Hasenhüttl have only themselves to blame as they gave away two late goals to the Rams, extending the game to extra time and then penalty shootout.

In the penalty shootout, Martyn Waghorn scored the first goal for Derby. After James Ward-Prowse for Southampton, a David Nugent’s goal made it to 2-1 lead. 

The Saints got shocked a goal-down when Redmond missed the spot kick. The scoring continued on as Mason Mount, Jannik Vestergaard, and Tom Lawrence Lawrence converted into goals. Richard Keogh scored the decider to seal a 5-3 victory. 

The Rams will take on third-tier Accrington Stanley in the round four.