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STAT PACK: Facts and figures ahead of Derby clash

6 January 2017

Rams visit The Hawthorns in the Emirates FA Cup


HEAD-TO-HEAD

Saturday’s third-round tie will be the first meeting between Albion and Derby since February, 2010. The Baggies recorded a 3-1 Championship victory that afternoon at The Hawthorns, with Chris Brunt (2) and Simon Cox on target.

These two sides first clashed way back in 1888 in the old English Division One. Albion secured a 2-1 win in the East Midlands.

This will be the first meeting between the teams in the FA Cup since a third-round game in 2001 at Pride Park. The Rams progressed thanks to a 3-2 victory.

Derby’s last win over Albion came in the 2007 Championship play-off final at Wembley. Stephen Pearson scored the winner, sending the Rams back into the Premier League.

This is the eighth time Albion and Derby have been drawn against each other in the FA Cup. The Rams have progressed five times, with the Baggies reaching the next stage of the competition on two occasions.

Chris Brunt celebrates with Graham Dorrans after scoring against the Rams back in 2010



ALBION

Albion are unbeaten in their last four FA Cup ties at The Hawthorns. The last two, Peterborough and Bristol City, have both ended in draws.

The Baggies have won four of their last five games at home. Our only defeat during that time came against Manchester United one week before Christmas.

Darren Fletcher has scored in two of his three FA Cup appearances for Albion, finding the net against Peterborough and Reading.

Albion exited the FA Cup against a Championship side last season. Tony Pulis’ men were beaten 3-1 at Reading in the fifth round.


Matt Phillips has eight Premier League assists - the second-highest in the division 



DERBY COUNTY

County have failed to progress from their last 13 FA Cup ties against higher division opposition.

The last time Derby beat a side in a higher division than them in the FA Cup was back in 1986 against Sheffield United.

Darren Bent has scored in all three of his FA Cup appearances for Derby.

The Rams have only won the FA Cup Once. They beat Charlton Athletic 4-1 after extra-time at Wembley.

Steve McClaren’s Men head into the tie sitting seventh in the Championship, just two points away from a play-off position.

Tom Ince is Derby's leading Championship scorer with eight goals






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