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Ashley Cole takes us all back to 2010 with first ever FA Cup goal

He's won the tournament seven times but never scored until today

Do not adjust your TVs, Ashley Cole has just scored against Brighton.

The Championship side were 2-0 down at half time and Frank Lampard threw Cole on for some much needed experience.

Having just turned 38 years old, Cole rolled back the years to give Derby a lifeline in the match.

Is he copying Son’s celebration?

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Is he copying Son’s celebration?

The former Arsenal and Chelsea left-back was sent on to maraud down the left wing.

He has clearly lost a lot of the pace that made him such a threat in his pomp, but all the skill and nous was on display.

Moments after sending in a delicious cross which caused panic in the Brighton box he found himself on the scoresheet.

Cole popped up in the box to head home from a wide angle.

It was his first goal on English soil since September 2012 and the first time he has scored in the FA Cup in his 49th appearance.

Bear in mind Cole has also won the tournament a record seven times.

His goal at the Amex showed his reading of the game hasn’t diminished one bit.

As the ball was worked into an opening down the right, Cole drifted forward from his wing and as the Daniel Burn cleared the ball, he was on hand to nod home.

The combined age of this picture is 76

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The combined age of this picture is 76

The world moves very quickly but Cole playing in an FA Cup took us straight back to 2010.

And it will still take some time to get used to Lampard sitting on the Derby bench instead of spraying passes out to Cole down the left.


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