Northampton Town lost 4-2 to Derby County in their FA Cup 4th Round replay, with the home side progressing to face Manchester United.

First half goals from Andre Wisdom and Duane Holmes gave the advantage to the Championship side.

Nicky Adams got a goal back within minutes of the restart after half-time, but Jack Marriott restored Derby’s two goal lead straight after.

Both sides would then add a further penalty to the scoreline, with Wayne Rooney and Sam Hoskins added goals from the spot.

The result means that Derby will face a home tie against Premier League outfit Manchester United in the week beginning March 2nd, while Northampton’s attentions will now solely be focused on their attempts to earn promotion from League Two.

Although Northampton had some positive pressure in the early stages, it was Derby who would make the early running. Tom Lawrence would see a shot saved by David Cornell, before Michael Harriman made a vital block to put off Chris Martin.

Derby took the lead just before the half-hour mark in messy style. A Rooney clear was not fully dealt with by Northampton, and Wisdom was able to make space for himself and lash home.

The home side would then double their lead seven minutes later. Holmes received a through pass by Scott Malone and struck the ball past Cornell.

Northampton halved the deficit two minutes after half-time when a cross from Paul Anderson picked out Adams, who snuck a header into the net.

But Derby would restore their two goal lead just four minutes later, as a Marriott header crossed the line before Cornell could stop it. Malone did fire over to be sure but the goalline technology had already given the initial header.

Both sides would miss opportunities before Derby were given the first of the game’s two penalties. A foul on Tom Lawrence was penalised, and Rooney duly got the ball under Cornell from 12 yards to grab Derby’s fourth.

Northampton would score a late penalty of their own as Hoskins beat Kelle Roos after a foul on Andy Williams. But although the away side did try late on to grab a third, the tie had already got away from Keith Curle’s side.