Ashley Cole has a record seven FA Cup winners medals and now he can also say that he has scored in the competition but he will not be contesting this season’s quarter-finals, as his landmark goal here was not enough to save Derby from elimination. The 38-year-old full-back scored after being introduced as a half-time substitute but Brighton clung on and advanced thanks to first-half strikes by Anthony Knockaert and Jürgen Locadia.
“It got a bit nervy at the end,” admitted Chris Hughton, whose side had been comfortably superior to the disappointingly limp visitors for most of the match. The Derby manager, Frank Lampard, said he was annoyed with his team’s first half display but proud of their turnaround in the second. By the dying minutes they resembled the side who had produced cup upsets against Manchester United and Southampton earlier this season, but by then it was too late.
Source: Football News
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