Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell has piled praise on Derby County after they pulled off a shock victory against Leeds United to progress to the play-off final.
Cantwell, who was promoted as a Champion with the Canaries, shared an image of the Rams’ post-match celebrations on his Instagram story.
Along with the image he wrote simply: “What a club”.
Stuart Dallas looked to have put the tie beyond doubt when he reacted quickest to a loose ball in the Derby box but a goal from substitute Jack Marriott with his first touch after coming on dragged them back into contention on the stroke of half-time.
Mason Mount then levelled the tie just seconds after the restart before Harry Wilson edged the Rams in front for the first time from the spot after Liam Cooper had needlessly fouled Mason Bennett.
Leeds came back soon after, however, and Dallas levelled the tie with a brilliant second but four minutes from time Marriott etched his name into Derby folk-law when he chipped in the winning goal to spark jubilant scenes in the away end.
I am not sure you can blame Cantwell for being impressed.
Derby showed enormous amounts of guts and determination last night to over turn a 2-0 aggregate deficit in little over a half of football.
The final against Aston Villa has all the makings of being an absolute classic.