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Richard Keogh involved in confrontation with Hull City fan

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It's safe to say that Derby County captain Richard Keogh would have been feeling rather dejected following the full-time whistle at KC Stadium on Tuesday night. 

The former Bristol City player had played his part in helping the Rams back into their Championship semi-final tie against Hull City. 

After suffering a humiliating 3-0 first-leg defeat on home soil, they produced a spirited fightback but went down by three goals to two on aggregate. 


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Despite securing some pride, Keogh and co. would have been left heartbroken as Hull City fans swarmed the pitch in the aftermath of proceedings. 

As you can imagine, fans of the Tigers were in jubilant mood, but one fan in particular appeared to let the club down. Indeed, a Hull supporter opted to confront and appeared to verbally attack Keogh. 

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Keogh certainly didn't take it too well, but to his credit, he didn't do anything that could see him face a ban ahead of the 2016/17 season. 

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Following the win, Hull City boss Steve Bruce, who just about watched his side get over the line to make it to Wembley, admitted that he could have been sacked if Derby had eliminated his side. 

"If I had lost tonight, I could have been sacked," said Bruce, as per Sky Sports.

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"With our profession at the moment, you ask the question constantly. I've been here now four years. As I always do, I'll sit down with the owners and when the final game is gone I'll see what happens."

Bruce also praised Derby, hailing the way they responded after being criticised after the first-leg. 

He continued: "For how good we were on Saturday, we were bad tonight and it was the other way around for Derby," Bruce said. "Well done to them, they've responded after the stinging criticism they've had from all quarters.

"They caused us more problems in 30 minutes than I can remember for a long time. They got the start they wanted and we got nervous. When the own-goal went in it became one of those nervy nights - thankfully, in the second half we showed a bit of resilience.

"For a club like ours, it's a magnificent achievement. There's big clubs all around us - Derby are one of them, who have got a big support and have bought well. They've got good players. In that respect, we're really pleased."

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