Richard Keogh

Richard Keogh urges Frank Lampard to ignore Chelsea speculation

Derby skipper Richard Keogh is keeping his fingers crossed that manager Frank Lampard will not be lured back to Chelsea should Maurizio Sarri depart. Sarri, who led the Blues to Europa League glory in his first season in charge, has found himself at the centre of speculation that he could leave Stamford Bridge this summer and move to Juventus. Lampard, who made 648 appearances and scored a club-record 211 goals for Chelsea, has been linked with any potential vacancy after leading the Rams to within 90 minutes of the Premier League. Frank Lampard, centre, enjoyed a successful playing career with Chelsea (Nick Potts/PA) Asked if he would be sad to see the former England midfielder go, Keogh said: “Yes, for sure. “I can’t speak highly enough of the gaffer and working with hi...

Result: Derby County stun Leeds United to reach Championship playoff final

Derby County beat Leeds United 4-2 at Elland Road and 4-3 on aggregate to set up a Championship playoff final clash with Midlands rivals Aston Villa. Derby County have booked a place in the Championship playoff final with a remarkable 4-2 victory over Leeds United at Elland Road, recovering from a two-goal aggregate deficit to progress through 4-3 on aggregate. The Rams, trailing 1-0 from Saturday’s first leg, found themselves with a mountain to climb when Stuart Dallas found a way through 24 minutes in. County boss Frank Lampard brought on Jack Marriott towards the end of the first half, though, and that proved an inspired change as the striker kickstarted his side’s comeback following a big error at the back from Kiko Casilla and Liam Cooper. Mason Mount levelled up the tie l...

Result: Kemar Roofe strikes as Leeds United secure first-leg advantage

Kemar Roofe scores the only goal of the match as Leeds United record a 1-0 win over Derby County in the first leg of their Championship playoff semi-final at Pride Park. Kemar Roofe scored the only goal of the match as Leeds United recorded a 1-0 win over Derby County in the first leg of their Championship playoff semi-final at Pride Park. Both teams had chances during an open and entertaining affair, but Roofe’s 55th-minute strike was the difference as Leeds secured an advantage ahead of the second leg at Elland Road on Wednesday night. There was a hugely controversial moment in the latter stages, though, when Derby were awarded a penalty before the decision was overturned by referee Craig Pawson‘s assistant. © Reuters The first real chance of the match fell to Derby in the ei...

Preview: Derby County vs. West Bromwich Albion – prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews the Championship clash between promotion chasers Derby and West Brom, including predictions, team news and head-to-head records. There is plenty to play for at Pride Park on the final day of the Championship season as promotion chasers Derby County and West Bromwich Albion face off. West Brom are already assured of a playoff spot and are now jostling for position with Leeds United in third, while Derby occupy sixth place and are being chased down by two other sides. Derby © Reuters Derby had the chance to effectively kill off the playoff battle when playing their game in hand against Swansea City in midweek, only to play out a 1-1 draw in South Wales. Richard Keogh opened the scoring for the Rams a quarter of the way into the match, before Wayne Routledge popped up 66 ...

Frank Lampard content with Derby draw which leaves playoff spot in their hands

Frank Lampard expressed his delight that Derby’s play-off destiny is in their own hands heading into the final round of fixtures. Derby’s 1-1 draw at Swansea left them with a narrow advantage over Middlesbrough in the race for the final play-off position. Lampard’s side have a one-point lead over Middlesbrough, not to mention a superior goal difference, while Bristol City also remain in the play-off hunt a point further back. “It’s in our hands. If you offered me that seven or eight months ago I’d have taken it,” Derby boss Lampard said. “The play-offs are where we want to be and it will be an achievement if we get that sixth spot. “It’s time for us to stay focused and calm behind the scenes. The fans will be excited, but we’...

Result: Derby County miss chance to all but secure playoff spot

Derby drew 1-1 at Swansea as Frank Lampard‘s side failed to get the win that would have all but booked their place in the Sky Bet Championship play-offs. Richard Keogh‘s first-half header looked like giving Derby a handsome advantage over seventh-placed Middlesbrough ahead of their final game at home to West Brom on Sunday. But Wayne Routledge‘s 66th-minute equaliser means Derby go into the last day of the regular season with a one-point lead over Middlesbrough while Bristol City, a point further back, also remain in the play-off equation. In the end a draw was probably a fair result, with Derby the more polished outfit before the break and Swansea energised after it to protect an unbeaten home league record that stretches back to December. But boss Lampard might rue the ...

Richard Keogh happy to play on for Ireland with broken hand

Richard Keogh is ready to play with a broken hand as the Republic of Ireland attempt to launch their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with victory in Gibraltar. The 32-year-old Derby defender broke a bone in his right hand during Wednesday’s 0-0 Sky Bet Championship draw with Stoke, but opted not to have surgery to repair the damage which would have ruled him out of the double-header against Gibraltar and Georgia. Keogh said: “I went for the X-ray and at first they were talking about surgery. This was before I spoke to the hand surgeon and I didn’t particularly want to do that, I wanted to get his opinion first before I did anything. “When I spoke to him, I just said, ‘Listen, if there’s a chance of me playing, I just want to carry on playing if that’...

Result: Own goals spoil Frank Lampard’s return as Chelsea progress

Chelsea ride their luck en route to the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup courtesy of a 3-2 victory over Frank Lampard’s Derby County, helped by two own goals. Frank Lampard‘s first return to Stamford Bridge as a manager has ended in defeat as Chelsea ran out 3-2 winners over his Derby County side in the fourth round of the EFL Cup this evening. The Premier League title hopefuls needed to ride their luck against their Championship opponents, though, as they benefitted from two own goals during a remarkable first half and then saw a late David Nugent shot hit the inside of the post. Derby held their own for long spells and quickly hit back on the first two occasions that they fell behind, with goals from Jack Marriott and Martyn Waghorn cancelling out own goals from Fikayo Tomori an...

Result: Derby County dump Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United out of EFL Cup

Frank Lampard gets one over on his former mentor Jose Mourinho as Derby County stun Manchester United at Old Trafford in the third round of the EFL Cup. Manchester United have been knocked out of the EFL Cup in the third round for the first time since 2008 courtesy of a penalty shootout defeat at the hands of Championship outfit Derby County this evening. Derby boss Frank Lampard got one over on his former mentor Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford on a memorable night for the Rams which will pile more pressure on the increasingly underfire United manager. The hosts took the lead through Juan Mata after only three minutes, but a goal-of-the-season contender from Harry Wilson levelled things up in the second half before United were reduced to 10 men when goalkeeper Sergio Romero handled the ball ...

Result: Derby County earn convincing win over Southampton

Derby County net three second-half goals to run out convincing 3-0 victors over Premier League side Southampton. By Darren Plant, ReporterFiled: Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 16:56 UK Last Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 16:57 UK Two goals from Tom Lawrence have helped Derby County to a convincing 3-0 victory over Southampton in Saturday’s fixture at Pride Park. The first opportunity of the afternoon went the way of the home side, but Craig Bryson was denied as Alex McCarthy got down low to smother the ball at the feet of the midfielder. Towards the end of the first half, Nathan Redmond tried his luck from distance after Charlie Austin had seen an effort blocked by Richard Keogh, but the winger’s curler went off target. Both teams were creating opportunities in what was a rela...

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