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Bent goes from ridicule to redemption in FA Cup clash against Leicester

Derby County striker Darren Bent was ripped apart on Twitter after he scored a shocking own goal in Friday night’s FA Cup fourth-round match against Leicester City at Pride Park, but he redeemed himself 13 minutes later by netting at the correct end of the pitch.

The 32-year-old was left red faced when he ended up slicing a clearance from deep inside the box, resulting in the ball dropping into the back of his own net just eight minutes into the game.

As expected, fans took to Twitter to mock the former Tottenham Hotspur striker’s embarrassing blunder.

Nobody would have been more relieved than Bent when he later found an equaliser in the first half by guiding the ball past Kasper Schmeichel with a perfect header.

So, the tweets went from ridicule to this…

Derby looked as though they were going to cause an upset to their Premier League opponents when they regained the lead through Craig Byson in the 40th minute.

Leicester were staring at FA Cup elimination, but they managed to earn themselves a replay when Wes Morgan scored four minutes from time.

Article title: Bent goes from ridicule to redemption in FA Cup clash against Leicester

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