Championship play-off review: Derby County 2-3 Southampton (Derby win 4-3 on penalties)


17th, May 2007


This tie was always too close to call and so it proved. I’m glad Derby won through in the end though – they did finish the regular season nine points above Southampton and that should count for something.
This was a thrilling match, unpredictable until the final kick. Grzegorz Rasiak’s late goal gave Saints a 3-2 lead and took the game into extra time with the aggregate score tied at 4-4. Inigo Idiakez’s penalty miss then sent Derby into the Championship play-off final (the richest club game in the world, worth at least £50m), where they will face West Brom. The Baggies are playing the better football right now and I tip them to make it to the Premiership. [Photo: Getty Images]
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Derby Vs Southhampton 2nd Leg Play-off semi
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  1. Left Back says:

    I love the way the Italian commentator sounds so enthused about the whole thing.

  2. Visser says:

    WHAT an own goal. Beautiful