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Derby boss Clough still upset Spurs star Gazza was never sent-off in Cup final

Derby boss Nigel Clough admits he's still angry over the way Nottingham Forest lost the 1991 FA Cup final to Tottenham.

Nineteen years on, it still rankles with Clough junior, who was playing for Forest, that Spurs were not reduced to 10 men after Paul Gascoigne launched into Garry Parker and then seriously injured himself in a tackle on Gary Charles.

Gascoigne was taken to hospital but not sent off and Forest went from leading 1-0 to losing 2-1 in extra-time through a Des Walker own-goal.

"If you talk to any of the lads who played that day, they still feel very hard done to by the referee," said Clough. "We still say now that Gazza left the field on a stretcher but without even a yellow card for two of the worst challenges you'll see on a football pitch."

"Garry Parker had stud marks all down his chest. The referee, Roger Milford, just gave Gazza a little pat on the back and said, 'I hope you're feeling better soon'. It's not a referee's job to do that. And we lost the cup."

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