Frank Lampard has heaped praises on his Derby County players following their historic win over Manchester United in the Carabao Cup third round.
This was supposed to be an easy fixture given United’s stature but it seemed Jose Mourinho’s side failed to take a lesson from their previous games as they were crashed to their second home defeat of the season.
United made a great start as Juan Mata started the proceedings very early as his left foot finish provided United with an early lead. But Harry Wilson’s brilliant free kick staged a fight back for the Rams.
Jack Marriott then almost sealed the grand exit of the home side with a very late goal but Marouane Fellaini’s extra time equaliser denied them an outright win.
Derby goalkeeper Scott Carson emerged as the hero as he warded off Phil Jones’ penalty to register a famous victory at the Old Trafford. Lampard said, “I think I need time (to digest it).
“It was special – a special performance. To come to Manchester United and not to just nick one, but I think to play the way we played, doing all the things we have been working towards in a short space of time.
“To do it on this stage against this team full of top players with our squad which has some younger boys in it as well – the players were immense. What a night for the club to come here and do that.”