Hull fans breathe a huge sigh of relief as Tigers scrape into play-off final

Steve Bruce's side lost 2-0 at home to Derby County on Tuesday night but reached Wembley with a 3-2 aggregate win.

Hull City booked their spot in the Championship play-off final by the skin of their teeth on Tuesday night despite losing 2-0 at home to Derby County in the semi-final second leg.

The Tigers had stunned the Rams with a 3-0 victory in the East Midlands in the first leg, but yesterday looked a shadow of the side which won so convincingly on Saturday.

Derby, who were the only team to win a Championship match at Hull's KC Stadium during the regular season, took the lead after just seven minutes of the return match through Johnny Russell.

Nine minutes before half-time Andrew Robertson, who scored what proved to be the decisive goal deep into injury-time of the first leg, turned into his own net as Hull's commanding position crumbled.

However, despite sustained pressure from the visitors, it was Bruce's side who held on to reach a Wembley clash with Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday and keep alive their dream of returning to the Premier League after just a single season in the Championship.

The long-awaited final whistle sparked wild celebrations and a mass pitch invasion from the home fans, but for those watching on Twitter, at least, it was a hugely uncomfortable watch.

Here is just some of the reaction from Tigers fans as they began to piece together their shredded nerves.

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