Derby County edged through to the fifth round of the FA Cup courtesy of a competitive and challenging trip to Accrington Stanley.
The League One side made things tough for Frank Lampard’s Rams, even though they were reduced to ten men after 59 minutes. Daniel Barlaser was sent off for the hosts with the score delicately poised at 0-0.
That gave the Championship side the nudge they needed and Waghorn’s 78th minute strike was all it took to separate the two teams at the final whistle. There was a little controversy left in the match as Jayden Bogle got himself a red card late on.
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— Quest (@QuestTV) January 26, 2019
Putting aside the difference in levels, it was a hard-fought game of attrition for the Rams and the goal from Waghorn brought their fans out in force on social media. They’re pushing for him to get a Championship start after improved performances in recent weeks.
Here’s what they’ve got to say.
Waghorn has been so good recently, starting to show what he is capable of. Like what he did for Ipswich last year pic.twitter.com/j2yMhQzsME
— ً (@dcfctyler) January 27, 2019
Huge credit to Bogle for the red card. Completely the right decision.
Glad we got the win. Need to do better. Nuge is done. Waghorn needs to start up top. #DCFC
— Shane Malpass (@ShaneMalpass) January 26, 2019
— Andy Buckley-Taylor (@BuckTaylor64) January 26, 2019
There’s a staaaaar man playing on the right…
— Frank Lampard’s Derby County Polls (@RamsPolls) January 26, 2019
@SNicholsonDT Lawro said Waghorn's goal was 'scrappy'. Looking at the replay it was anything but. That was a difficult ball to control and shoot for goal. Great stuff from Waggy.
— Mark Gillingwater (@TheDerbyDazzler) January 26, 2019
Well played waggy! Yoouuuuuuu Rammmmms !????????????????
— Steve Asanović (@dailyasanovic) January 26, 2019
Did two things all game right that I can remember. Surely time to play Waghorn up top if Marriott is out?
— The Furn (@SportMonkey) January 26, 2019