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Watch: Beckenbauer Keogh Helps Derby KO Leeds From The Playoffs

Watch: Beckenbauer Keogh Helps Derby KO Leeds From The Playoffs

Derby came from two goals down on aggregate to knock Leeds out of the Championship playoffs at Elland Road on Wednesday night.

It was a crazy game, one which saw the home side take a 24th minute lead through Stuart Dallas but then Derby fight back to win 4-2 on the night and 4-3 over the two legs.

Ireland international Richard Keogh played a key part in the decisive Derby goal. The 32-year-old won the ball in his own half and then played it to Mason Mount.

Not content, Keogh strode forward like Franz Beckenbauer and was found with a return ball from Mount. He then played in Jack Marriot to score his second of the game - what turned out to be the winner.

The centre-back had also played a major role in Derby's second of the night, scored by Mount just after the break. He again took the ball out of defence, this time finding Harry Wilson who in turn found the on loan Chelsea midfielder Mount.

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"Richard Keogh is a hero at this club as far as I'm concerned," Derby manager Frank Lampard told Rams TV after the game.

Keogh himself called it the type of night for which he lives.

"To come to a stadium full like this against a team [like Leeds] against whom everyone wrote us off - everyone thought we weren't going to do it," he told Sky Sports.

"These are the magic moments you want, to come to a game like this and score four goals. What a night."

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