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Derby County 2-3 Port Vale FA Cup third round replay, January 10th, 1990

Derby County 2-3 Port Vale

Less well-known than Port Vale’s wins over Spurs and Everton, this result is arguably more impressive than both of them. Facing a Derby side boasting England International Peter Shilton and Welsh International striker Dean Saunders, Rudge’s side put on the perfect away display. The killer third goal was a perfect example of a breakaway goal with Darren Hughes’ surging run expertly put away by striker Nicky Cross.

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Match details

  • Venue: Baseball Ground stadium

    Competition: FA Cup third round replay

    Date: 7.30pm Wednesday 10th January 1990

    Attendance: 21,389

  • Derby County: Shilton, Sage, Forsyth, Williams, Wright. Hindmarch, Pickering, Saunders, Ramage (Francis 68), Hebberd, McCord

    Sub: S.Cross

    Port Vale: Grew, Mills, Hughes, Walker, Aspin, Glover, Porter, Earle, N.Cross, Beckford, Jeffers

    Subs: Parkin, Millar

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