‘Shocking again’: Derby County fans fume at Richard Keogh's performance v Leeds

Cameron Jerome of Derby County celebrates with his team mates, Curtis Davies (L) and Richard Keogh (R) after he scores the second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby...

Derby County suffered a 4-1 defeat at home to Leeds United Saturday.

Cameron Jerome of Derby County celebrates with his team mates, Curtis Davies (L) and Richard Keogh (R) after he scores the second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby...

Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration at defender Richard Keogh following his poor performance in Saturday's 4-1 defeat at home to Leeds United.

The Republic of Ireland international had a poor game against Reading 8 days previously, but got away with some glaring mistakes as the Rams managed to score in the last-minute to secure an opening day 2-1 victory.

But Keogh’s luck seemed to run out against Leeds, as the Whites punished Derby’s poor defending in quite scintillating fashion. Leeds left Pride Park with four goals and all three points.

 

Taking to Twitter after the game, Derby fans were less than impressed with Keogh’s performance as the defender again gave the ball away in dangerous areas and looked out of position for at least two of the Leeds’ goals.

Derby headed into the game with optimism following their opening day victory over Reading, but Frank Lampard’s men found themselves behind in the opening five minutes of the game.

Tom Lawrence restored parity with an excellent free-kick on 12 minutes, but it wasn’t long before Leeds re-took the lead though Kemar Roofe. Leeds went on to severely punished the hosts in the second period.

Keogh has been at Derby since 2012 and has played over 250 games for the club, but supporters often lose patience with the 32-year-old when he plays poorly.

Richard Keogh of Derby lies dejected after the Sky Bet Championship Playoff Final match between Derby County and Queens Park Rangers at Wembley Stadium on May 24, 2014 in London, England.

Curtis Davies was no doubt a huge miss in the defeat to Leeds, therefore in Keogh’s defence he was part of a back four including the vastly inexperienced Max Lowe and Chelsea youngster Fikayo Tomori. Having said that, there was no excuse for his inability to make simple tackles and straightforward passes. Lampard, evidently fuming after the game, will surely let Keogh know he won’t tolerate such poor performances for much longer.

Scott Carson and Richard Keogh of Derby County look dejected in defeat after the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Derby County at Old Trafford on January 5,...

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