Derby County beat Hull City 2-0 at the KC Stadium yesterday, but it was not enough.
Derby were tasked with overcoming a three-goal deficit in the second leg at the KC Stadium yesterday, and although they made a valiant attempt - they could not quite get over the line.
Darren Wassall’s side picked up a 2-0 victory at the KC Stadium, but they just could not do enough to turn the tie around.
Derby could have folded at the KC Stadium, given the scale of their task, but right from the start the Midlands side were on top against Steve Bruce’s men.
Derby scored early on through Johnny Russell, before an own goal from Andrew Robertson set nerves racing amongst the home supporters.
Hull showed their resilience to hold on, though, and Derby’s players were disappointed to have come so close to winning the tie.
The likes of George Thorne, Will Hughes, Andreas Weimann, Jeff Hendrick and Cyrus Christie all reacted on social media site Twitter after the match.
Gutted to not be going to Wembley great performance from the boys we gave it our all tonight but we let ourselves down in the first leg— Cyrus Christie (@cyruschristie) May 17, 2016
Just fell short. Great attitude from the boys tonight. Gotta pick ourselves up and get ready for… https://t.co/jlHLgiqWuP— Jeff Hendrick (@JeffHendrick92) May 17, 2016
Gutted !!! Brilliant effort tonight just left ourselves too much to do from the first leg but we will go again next season !!! #dcfc— Andreas Weimann (@andiweimann) May 17, 2016
So close but ultimately we paid the price in the first leg. We go again next season fans different class— Will Hughes (@wjhughes19) May 17, 2016
Unlucky from the lads.. Great performance, just couldn't quite get there in the end!— George Thorne (@GeorgeThorne15) May 17, 2016
Hull are now set to face Sheffield Wednesday in the play off final at Wembley.