League Championship team Derby County came back from two goals down to tie Southampton, 2-2, an earn a replay in their Engish FA Cup series against the Premier League.
A big threat for manager Frank Lampard's team was 24-year-old right winger
Duane Holmes with a Man of the Match performance. Holmes was making just his fourth start since joining the Rams from Scunthorpe United in August had several good chances.
Born to an
American father and an English mother in Georgia, he has lived in England since he was 4. He started his pro career at Huddersfield Town, then in the second-tier Championship, and spent the last two
seasons at Scunthorpe in the third-tier League One.
“We were disappointed to go two goals down," Holmes told RamsTV. "They were two very avoidable goals, but I think we showed great
character to come back. We are full of character and we have shown that plenty of times this season and we have come back again.”
Derby County has already beaten one team in cup
play this season, knocking off Manchester United on penalty kicks in the League Cup at Old Trafford.
“We have beaten a Premier League team in the cup already this season," said
Holmes. "I felt like we were good enough to do it again today but unfortunately we just didn’t get the goals.”
Derby County is tied for fifth place in the Championship, where
it faces leader Leeds United on Friday.