Carabao Cup: Derby Boss Lampard Savours Surprise Win Over Man United

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Derby County manager, Frank Lampard, said he was shell-shocked after his side knocked Manchester United out of the Carabao Cup on penalties on Tuesday night.

Scott Carson saved from Phil Jones to earn the Championship side a place in the fourth round, progressing 8-7 at the end of a high-class shoot-out that followed a dramatic 2-2 draw at Old Trafford.

Lampard, in his first season as a manager, triumphed against former boss Jose Mourinho despite Marouane Fellaini’s late headed equaliser.

And Lampard could hardly believe Derby, who trailed thanks to Juan Mata’s third-minute goal, were able to dump United out.

“I’m shell-shocked. What a performance,” Lampard told Sky Sports.

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“To go down early at Old Trafford and play as well as they did was superb. We had the personality to take penalties and play the way we did. I am a proud manager.

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“It was the easiest selection I have had, the players were superb against Brentford [in Saturday’s 3-1 Championship win] and they deserved the chance to play at Old Trafford.

“I wanted to bring a team who could really compete. I am so proud of them. I am trying to build a group to be successful and nights like this are incredible. To go against world-class players and play that way, it’s right up there.”

Derby came from behind to lead thanks to a brilliant long-range free-kick from Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson, with Jack Marriott nodding the Rams ahead.

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