Derby County suffered a 4-1 defeat at home to Leeds United Saturday.
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.
I think there’s a strong chance we’ll be seeing a Davies-Tomori centre back partnership for much of this season.— Jack Hasler (@jackhasler23) August 11, 2018
Shocking opening couple of games for Keogh.
You are looking for character at 2.1 and 3.1 none existent keogh has been the captain yet shows no leadership sideways and back. Absolutely shocking his confidence is shot.he will be begging Lampard to drop him— mark pycroft (@c7usty) August 11, 2018
Leeds performance yesterday was something else. Man of the match for me was Saiz - he gave Ledley a run around. Keogh has had a shocking start to the season. Personally not to worried as I think Leeds will now go on and get automatic promotion #dcfc #dcfcfans— Harry Bowen (@harrydcfc_) August 11, 2018
Wilson poor. Ledley poor. Lowe poor. Keogh poor. #DCFC— Shane Malpass (@ShaneMalpass) August 11, 2018
We need another c.b so we can send Keogh out on loan as a captain he is dire as a c.b he is poor— STEVE DCFC EYRE (@BATDER) August 12, 2018
Keogh had a poor game... so many misplaced passes and was far too slow imo... I'm hoping that is was Leeds who were just very very good— Mick Massey DCFC (@topklobber) August 12, 2018
Keogh, Lowe poor, Ledley’s legs were gone, no service to Waghorn.. would like to see Evans and Malone in.. Tomouri and Davies is a must! having said all that @LUFC were very good tonight! Well played— Adam Smith (@Smit_18) August 11, 2018
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.
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.
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