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Northampton 0-0 Derby, FA Cup fourth round: Cobblers earn replay

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FA Cup: Northampton Town 0-0 Derby County highlights

League Two Northampton earned a replay with Championship club Derby after a goalless draw in the fourth round of the FA Cup at the PTS Academy Stadium.

Cobblers forward Vadaine Oliver went closest to a breakthrough in the first half, striking the crossbar from close range.

Curtis Davies headed wide in the second half for the visitors, who failed to register a shot on target.

The fifth-round draw is live on BBC One during The One Show on 27 January.

Northampton manager Keith Curle had hoped Wayne Rooney would be rested for Friday's tie, but the former England captain was one of three survivors from the Rams side that beat Hull in the Championship last weekend.

Rooney and his team-mates were firmly on the back foot in the opening exchanges, however, with Cobblers centre-forward Oliver proving a constant thorn in the Derby defence.

The striker scooped the ball on to the top of the crossbar from point-blank range after County had failed to clear Jordan Turnbull's effort, before sending a towering header narrowly wide from Paul Anderson's deep cross.

Wayne Rooney, Derby County
Wayne Rooney captained a much-changed Derby in Friday's goalless draw

Derby had created little up to that point, but they were adamant Northampton should have been reduced to 10 men when the otherwise impressive Charlie Goode hauled Jack Marriott to the ground with the Rams striker through on goal.

The visitors appealed for a red card, but their protests were waved away by referee Darren England, who didn't award a free-kick.

Phillip Cocu's team offered more of a threat in the second half and went close to an opener when Curtis Davies sent a powerful header past the post from Marriott's teasing delivery.

Town midfielder Chris Lines hooked a volley over the crossbar late on, but neither side could muster a winner.

Man of the match - Charlie Goode (Northampton)

Charlie Goode, Northampton Town
He may have been fortunate to escape a red card in the first half, but Charlie Goode produced a towering performance at the heart of Northampton's defence to help his side earn a replay.

'Red card would have changed the flow' - what the managers said

Northampton manager Keith Curle, speaking to BBC Sport: "We all needed to be on the same page. Today showed the work in progress and the work we put in at the football club.

"We've earned the draw over 94, 95 minutes. The replay gives us another opportunity, to go to Derby and put in another performance that we're proud of. We might be able to express ourselves a little more on the ball at their place."

On Charlie Goode's foul on Jack Marriott: "I did see it. The referee was unsighted. A red card would have changed the flow of the game massively, but we showed that we can compete against a very good football club."

Derby manager Phillip Cocu, speaking to BBC Sport about Goode's foul: "If he doesn't pull Jack Marriott down, Marriott would be one-on-one and probably score.

"There's only one decision to make. I cannot imagine why he doesn't give it. The referee tried to be man of the match and he became man of the match.

"Northampton deserved credit. They played a good game. They had passionate home fans, it was a great atmosphere. They played a direct style of football."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 23Harriman
  • 5Goode
  • 6Turnbull
  • 7Hoskins
  • 14Lines
  • 8WatsonBooked at 90mins
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forRobertsat 87'minutes
  • 44AndersonSubstituted forPollockat 75'minutes
  • 11WilliamsSubstituted forWarburtonat 61'minutes
  • 19Oliver

Substitutes

  • 2Hall-Johnson
  • 3Martin
  • 12Pollock
  • 20Warburton
  • 22Roberts
  • 25Arnold
  • 31Johnston

Derby

  • 21Roos
  • 2Wisdom
  • 33Davies
  • 3Forsyth
  • 46Malone
  • 32Rooney
  • 41Bird
  • 38KnightSubstituted forWhittakerat 82'minutes
  • 40SibleySubstituted forBogleat 75'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 19Martin
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forWaghornat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Shinnie
  • 9Waghorn
  • 12Hamer
  • 16Clarke
  • 23Holmes
  • 37Bogle
  • 49Whittaker
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
7,798

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away0
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 0, Derby County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Derby County 0.

Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Wayne Rooney with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Ryan Watson (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Morgan Whittaker (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Watson (Northampton Town).

Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Derby County).

Chris Lines (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wayne Rooney (Derby County).

Ryan Watson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Chris Lines.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Morgan Roberts replaces Nicky Adams.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Morgan Whittaker replaces Jason Knight.

Booking

Jayden Bogle (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Jayden Bogle (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jason Knight.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Scott Pollock replaces Paul Anderson.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Jayden Bogle replaces Louie Sibley.

Louie Sibley (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Lines (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Martin.

Curtis Davies (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Warburton (Northampton Town).

Louie Sibley (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Lines (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Matthew Warburton (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Paul Anderson.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Martyn Waghorn replaces Jack Marriott.

Foul by Craig Forsyth (Derby County).

Matthew Warburton (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town).

Foul by Louie Sibley (Derby County).

Chris Lines (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Matthew Warburton replaces Andy Williams.

Attempt missed. Curtis Davies (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Marriott with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Nicky Adams.

Attempt blocked. Jack Marriott (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Charlie Goode (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Nicky Adams with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Curtis Davies (Derby County).

Andy Williams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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