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Derby County vs. Southampton: Who won the Championship semi-final?

The winner of the Championship play-off semi-final was Derby County winning the second leg after penalty shoot-out 4-3 pen., 2-3 reg. time.

Derby County vs. Southampton: Who won the Championship semi-final?Both teams displayed a lot of courage and will to win. The excitement in the match started early, first with a goal by Darren Moore for Derby in the third minute. It took Southampton less than two minutes to bring the tension back to maximum level. Jhon Viafara scored an equalizer for Southampton in the fourth minute of the game. A few dangerous attacks followed from each side, but the first half finished 1-1, very clean, with no bookings on either team.

Bet365 Live odds at the second half were Derby 2.50, Soton 3.20 and 2.75 for a draw.

In the second half Jhon Viafara was good for Soton at the 54th for 1-2. But 10 minutes later Leon Best with an own goal brought the game back to a draw. In the 89th Grzegorz Rasiak with a left foot helped Southampton take the lead again and extra times was necessary to get a winner out of this game. During the extra time Derby seemed to have taken control of the game, but no score during the extra time by either team. Penalties had to be shot, as the first leg between Southampton and Derby County finished 1-2.

Derby County won the penalties 4-3 and continues ahead.


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