The Irish Mail on Sunday
Green made great saves from Jamie Ward, Craig Bryson and Simon Dawkins. Ward’s goalbound shot was blocked by his own player, C h r i s Martin, as Derby laid siege to the goal.
Derby thought they had cracked it after an hour. Johnny Russell nicked the ball past Dunne and when his heels were clipped by O’Neil, the Rangers man went after discussion between Mason and his assistant.
County swarmed forward but Rangers would not crack. McClaren must have rued the good work he did at the start of the season as QPR’s defensive coach before moving to Derby.
Rangers could at least count on bags of knowhow, with Joey Barton, sub Karl Henry and Dunne digging in.
Extra-time looked inevitable until, with the seconds ticking down, Rangers won a couple of cheap throw-ins, Zamora loitered with intent and when the chance came, he changed history.