Despite going on to lose in the playoffs, Nottingham Forest fans will look back on that season fondly after doing the double over the Rams, and they certainly won’t forget that memorable night over the festive period.
But where are those Forest players now? Here was take a look at the starting XI:
The former Derby County goalkeeper starred as Nottingham Forest’s number one that night, and he certainly would have enjoyed the occasion being a former Rams academy product who came in for stick from supporters.
Now, the 33-year-old is on loan at Sunderland from fellow Championship side Cardiff City.
Ryan Bertrand spent the season on loan at Nottingham Forest from Chelsea, making 19 league appearances for the East Midlands club. The 5-2 win over Derby must surely rank as his most memorable from his time at the City Ground.
The 19-cap England international is now battling for Premier League survival with Southampton.
The former Northampton Town youth player spent five years at Nottingham Forest and made over 200 league appearances for the club. The 2010/11 season was arguably his best, scoring six goals including the opener in the 5-2 win.
Chambers now plies his trade at Ipswich Town where he is a regular for the Tractor Boys.
Academy product Morgan was somewhat of a cult hero at Forest, though vastly underrated by some supporters considering he has since gone on to win the Premier League with current club Leicester City.
The 32-year-old bossed Derby’s forward trio of Kris Commons, Alberto Bueno and Luke Moore that night.
One of Billy Davies’ best additions, Chris Gunter joined Nottingham Forest in 2009 and played over 100 times for the club, cementing his place as one of the best right-backs in the Championship.
His progress under the fiery Scot at Forest prompted a move to then Premier League side Reading, and the Wales international has remained at the Madejski Stadium to this day.
Guy Moussi certainly divided opinion at Nottingham Forest, ranging from colossus to vulnerable on a weekly basis. He starred for Forest during their playoff campaigns, and now he plays in Finland for HJK Helsinki.
Does Aaron Ramsey go down as Forest’s best player in decades, despite him only being a loan player and having never won a Premier League title unlike Morgan ? Probably.
Ramsey certainly benefited from his short stint at the City Ground, giving him valuable first-team experience. The Wales international is now a regular at Arsenal, of course, and is one of their better players too.
Majewski was another who divided opinion at Forest, as his talent was evident but a lack of consistency often frustrated fans. Still, he enjoyed five years at the club and played a key role in the playoff seasons.
After a short spell in Greece, the 31-year-old is now back in his native Poland with Lech Poznan.
Earnshaw, a former Derby County transfer record signing, joined a rather exclusive club of players who signed directly from the Rams to their fiercest rivals Forest in the summer of 2008.
He was a thorn in Derby’s side during the 5-2 win, scoring two second half goals.
Earnshaw has since retired from professional football, with his last spell at Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS.
Another player who has featured for both clubs, Nathan Tyson ripped regularly ripped Derby to shreds when the two teams met – prompting then boss Nigel Clough to later sign him for the Rams.
Tyson, 35, has struggled for injuries during his career, but he remains active at Wycombe Wanderers.
Rounding off the XI that night is another Derby academy product Marcus Tudgay, and what a role he had as the striker netted twice for Billy Davies’ side which helped him win a permanent deal at the City Ground.
The 35-year-old has moved around since those days, and now finds himself at non-league side South Normanton Athletic.