Derby County and Northampton need a replay to progress in FA Cup

Derby County and Northampton need a replay to progress in FA Cup

The fourth round tie at the PTS Academy Stadium ended goalless

Wayne Rooney could not inspire Derby to FA Cup victory against Sky Bet League Two Northampton as the pair face a fourth-round replay at Pride Park following a forgettable Friday night tie.

The former England skipper was a surprise inclusion for the Rams but failed to captain his new club to a place in round five as Keith Curle's Northampton created the better chances of a 0-0 draw.

Charlie Goode should have been sent off early on at a sold-out PTS Academy Stadium but, after a poor decision from the referee, he was handed a reprieve and made the most of it by dominating the defence.

Rooney, captaining a much-changed Derby side as one of only three players to retain their place from the Sky Bet Championship win over Hull, was always going to be the star attraction against the lowest-ranked team left in this year's competition.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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