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Aug 11, 2018 at 5.30pm UK at ​Pride Park Stadium (Derby)
Attendance: 27,311
DerbyDerby County
1-4
LeedsLeeds United
Lawrence (12')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Klich (5'), Roofe (21', 60'), Alioski (64')

Result: Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United thrash Frank Lampard's Derby County

Leeds United brush aside Derby County at Pride Park with a 4-1 victory to make it two wins from two under Marcelo Bielsa.

Leeds United have made it two wins from two under new manager Marcelo Bielsa by beating Frank Lampard's Derby County 4-1 at Pride Park in this evening's Championship clash.

Both sides headed into the contest on the back of opening-game wins, but it was the visitors who emerged with all three points thanks to another impressive display.

Kemar Roofe netted twice for Leeds in the East Midlands, sandwiched by goals from Mateusz Klich and Ezgjan Alioski, as the Whites leapt into second place in the early second-tier standings.

Leeds' Kemar Roofe celebrates scoring their second goal during their Championship clash with Derby County on August 11, 2018© Reuters

Picking up from where they left off against Stoke City six days ago, United were soon in front thanks to Klich's curler just inside the post after Max Lowe lost possession high up the field.

Fikayo Tomori wasted a good headed chance on his first start since joining from Chelsea as Derby pressed for a quick response, and they had it seven minutes after going behind.

Tom Lawrence, who netted a late winner against Reading on the opening night of the season, struck the ball with venom and saw it sneak past Bailey Peacock-Farrell in the Leeds net.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa watches on during his side's Championship clash with Derby County on August 11, 2018 © Reuters

Bielsa's men turned on the style, however, with Roofe leaping highest to meet Alioski's cross for his first of the evening.

A good save was needed to deny Samuel Saiz, while Mason Mount slotted the ball wide of the post as the sides exchanged good chances.

Leeds gave themselves some breathing space with an hour played when Roofe, moments after being denied by a fine Scott Carson save, took a touch to get himself away from Richard Keogh and blasted high into the net.

Derby County boss Frank Lampard watches on during his side's Championship clash with Leeds United on August 11, 2018 © Reuters

Alioski added a fourth with 25 minutes still to play, crashing a header past Carson following some good play from Pablo Hernandez.

A fifth should have followed, only for Saiz and Luke Ayling to squander good chances, although Mount also had a shot kept out by Peacock-Farrell in the final 15 minutes.

DERBY COUNTY: Carson; Lowe, Tomori, Keogh, Wisdom; Mount (Bennett 75'), Ledley (Johnson 46'), Bryson; Lawrence, Waghorn, Wilson (Jozefzoon 61')

LEEDS UNITED: Peacock-Farrell; Ayling, Berardi, Cooper, Douglas; Hernandez, Saiz (Baker 87'), Phillips, Klich (Shackleton 73'), Alioski; Roofe (Bamford 79')

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1Leeds UnitedLeeds28166647301754
2Norwich CityNorwich28158552361653
3West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom28148657352250
4Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28155846291750
5Middlesbrough281211531201147
6Derby CountyDerby2813784035546
7Bristol City2812883529644
8Hull City28117104135640
9Swansea CitySwansea28117103732540
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11Birmingham CityBirmingham2891274033739
12Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest2891273932739
13Aston Villa2891275145639
14Queens Park RangersQPR28116113439-539
15Stoke CityStoke2891183335-238
16Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds2898113345-1235
17Brentford28810104339434
18Preston North EndPreston2889114345-233
19Millwall2878133444-1029
20Wigan AthleticWigan2885152841-1329
21Rotherham UnitedRotherham28510132746-1925
22Reading2858153143-1223
23Bolton WanderersBolton2857161842-2422
24Ipswich TownIpswich2839162248-2618

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