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Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 May 2007, 14:47 GMT 15:47 UK
Championship play-off photos

Southampton boss George Burley

Derby 2-3 Southampton (agg 4-4, Derby win 4-3 on pens): Saints travel to Pride Park after going 2-1 down in the first leg

Darren Moore scores for Derby

Derby find the perfect start when Darren Moore heads home from a corner to put the Rams ahead inside two minutes

Jhon Viafara equalises for Southampton as Darren Moore looks on

But Derby's joy only lasts a minute before Jhon Viafara exploits Moore's defensive mix-up to make it 1-1 on the night

An agitated Billy Davies

The Derby bench goes into meltdown as Viafara's clinical finish puts Southampton right back in contention

Southampton fans at Pride Park

The hosts maintain their 3-2 aggregate lead into the break as both sets of fans soak up the tense play-off atmosphere

Jhon Viafara scores his second goal

Derby struggle after the restart as Viafara makes the most of Leon Best's neat pass to put Saints all square on aggregate

John Viafara of Southampton

Viafara celebrates his spectacular second goal as a nerve-jangling period of extra time looks on the cards at Pride Park

Southampton react to Leon Best's own goal

But Saints' hopes of a Wembley final seem doomed when Best then finds his own net with a freakishly unlucky clearance

Disconsolate Southampton players

Level at 2-2 on the night but still trailing on aggregate, it looks like Southampton's Premiership charge is all out of steam

Grzegorz Rasiak scores for Southampton

Until late substitute - and former Derby player - Grzegorz Rasiak sends the game into extra time in the 89th minute

Leon Best misses his penalty

Two goalless periods of extra time lead to penalties in the rain at Pride Park; Best is up first for Saints but blasts wide

Derby celebrate

Dave Jones, Steve Howard, Giles Barnes and James McEveley all net, and Inigo Idiakez's miss puts the Rams into the final

Inigo Idiakez walks past celebrating Derby players

A despondent Idiakez makes his way back to his team-mates as Saints contemplate another season in the Championship

Derby secure play-off final berth
15 May 07 |  Championship


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