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Clough aggrieved after opener

Clough aggrieved after opener (©GettyImages)
Clough aggrieved after opener (©GettyImages).

Derby boss Nigel Clough was left bemoaning Barclays Premier League officialdom following his side's 2-0 defeat against Stoke in the FA Cup fourth round.

Goals from striker Cameron Jerome in the fifth minute and defender Robert Huth in the 81st eased last season's beaten finalists into the hat for the fifth round.

It was Jerome's opener that most annoyed Clough, the Rams manager claiming he was offside before prodding home his third goal in consecutive appearances - and fourth in five overall - to end Derby's run of four consecutive clean sheets. He said: "You just hope the Premier League officials would do a little better in that situation."

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Stoke City
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Robert Huth
Championship
Premier League
Derby County
Cameron Jerome
FA Cup

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