Derby County supervisor Frank Lampard referred to as his facet’s FA Cup win at Southampton “magical” after the Championship facet got here from 2-Zero all the way down to win on penalties.
Derby had a goal dominated out within the first half by VAR however rallied with two goals in six minutes to arrange a fourth-round journey to Accrington.
“It takes lots to return again against Premier League opposition and present that fight,” Lampard mentioned.
“They made me proud.”
Craig Bryson thought he had put the Rams forward within the first half however had his goal overturned for offside – a call which former England captain Alan Shearer, talking on Match of the Day, felt left them “very exhausting achieved by”.
Southampton then went right into a 2-Zero lead thanks to 2 goals in two minutes from Stuart Armstrong and Nathan Redmond however – as they did in the first game 11 days ago – the underdogs fought again due to goals from Harry Wilson and Martyn Waghorn.
Saints sub Redmond then missed his penalty within the shootout to permit Derby skipper Richard Keogh to transform the winner in entrance of greater than 1,000 travelling fans.
“At 2-Zero down it was straightforward to surrender they usually did not,” Lampard, who received 4 FA Cup finals with Chelsea, instructed BBC One. “I’ve acquired a extremely good dressing room with nice characters. They needed to play, to run when fatigue kicks in and we totally deserved to win the game.
“I’m delighted for Richard Keogh. Everyone at this membership is aware of how vital he’s, the membership means a lot to him. He requested to take one. I do know he is acquired high quality, he’s a man of power, the type of man you need to take that.
“A giant thanks to the fans as a result of it is half previous 10 when the game completed. They’re going to get again to Derby at no matter time they usually’re most likely engaged on Thursday too so an enormous due to them as a result of they helped us recover from the road.”
Southampton supervisor Ralph Hasenhuttl mentioned that his facet didn’t should progress and felt that the Rams’ earlier comeback affected his players, and the group.
He instructed BBC Sport: “Congratulations to Derby County. When they fight like they did within the two games, they should undergo to the following round.
“They acquired a goal from a set-piece and also you could really feel everyone enthusiastic about the first game and getting a bit nervous.”