Derby were denied a sixth straight win as Matt Smith earned Leeds a draw in their final game of the season.

Simon Dawkins gave the visitors a sixth-minute lead at Elland Road, finishing left-footed past England goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Leeds equalised five minutes after half-time when Smith lobbed Lee Grant following good work from Danny Pugh and Ross McCormack.

Derby, already assured of third place, will play Brighton in the play-offs.

Derby's strong finish

Derby finished 13 points above play-off opponents Brighton in the table

County, whose tally of 84 goals was the highest in the Championship, found chances hard to come by, but by securing a point they set a club record of 85 points in a season.

Smith and McCormack forced Grant into good saves as Leeds threatened to take three points.

Derby's Patrick Bamford saw an effort saved by the legs of Butland, who spent the latter part of the season on loan from Stoke City.

Leeds ended a trying season on and off the pitch with three wins and this draw, leaving them in 15th place, nine points above the relegation zone.

Leeds manager Brian McDermott: "Since things have settled down our record equates to 92 points over a season.

"We played some really good stuff against Derby who are the team to beat in the play-offs.

"There are a lot of reasons for where we finished and they are not excuses."

Derby head coach Steve McClaren: "Over the last few weeks we have cemented our place in the play-offs and our level of performance hasn't dropped, but we are taking nothing for granted.

"Brighton will be buzzing after defeating Nottingham Forest and qualifying for the play-offs so we will take that into account.

"When I took the job I would have said you were mad if you had told me we would finish where we are, but the players have been magnificent."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Leeds United

  • 30 Butland
  • 08 Austin
  • 16 Pugh
  • 05 Pearce
  • 22 Wootton
  • 04 Lees
  • 18 Tonge
  • 17 Brown Booked
  • 44 McCormack
  • 20 Smith
  • 06 Murphy (White - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Hunt
  • 14 White
  • 23 Thompson
  • 26 Poleon
  • 32 Dawson
  • 33 Cairns
  • 37 Walters

Derby County

  • 01 Grant
  • 33 Wisdom
  • 03 Forsyth
  • 14 Eustace
  • 06 Keogh
  • 27 Whitbread Booked
  • 08 Hendrick (Bryson - 90' )
  • 19 Hughes
  • 18 Sammon
  • 35 Bamford (Russell - 91' )
  • 32 Dawkins (Bennett - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Bryson
  • 11 Russell
  • 12 Naylor
  • 20 Bennett
  • 25 Buxton
  • 26 Legzdins
  • 34 Thorne
Ref: James Linington
Att: 29,724

Match Stats

Shots

28 14

On target

11 7

Corners

5 3

Fouls

12 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Leeds United 1, Derby County 1.

90:00 +4:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Derby County 1.

90:00 +3:54

Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Tonge.

90:00 +3:07

Attempt missed. John Eustace (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Johnny Russell.

90:00 +1:41

Offside, Leeds United. Michael Brown tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.

90:00 +0:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Johnny Russell replaces Patrick Bamford.

89:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Craig Bryson replaces Jeff Hendrick.

89:10

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:10

Foul by Michael Brown (Leeds United).

88:32

Attempt saved. Michael Tonge (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

86:54

Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Pugh with a cross.

85:02

Attempt missed. Danny Pugh (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.

83:55

Attempt blocked. Aidan White (Leeds United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

83:20

Patrick Bamford (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:20

Foul by Danny Pugh (Leeds United).

81:24

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Scott Wootton.

79:35

Attempt missed. Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Patrick Bamford.

76:47

Attempt missed. Tom Lees (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Tonge with a cross.

76:25

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Zak Whitbread.

76:08

Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

75:20 Booking

Booking Zak Whitbread (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

75:15

Foul by Zak Whitbread (Derby County).

75:15

Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:45

Attempt blocked. Michael Tonge (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

71:54

Foul by Simon Dawkins (Derby County).

71:54

Ross McCormack (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:46

Foul by Jeff Hendrick (Derby County).

71:46

Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:39

Attempt blocked. Patrick Bamford (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Hughes.

70:05

John Eustace (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:05

Foul by Michael Tonge (Leeds United).

69:00

Attempt missed. Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Patrick Bamford.

66:52

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

65:46

Delay in match Simon Dawkins (Derby County) because of an injury.

61:52

Attempt blocked. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Brown.

61:08

Foul by Craig Forsyth (Derby County).

61:08

Aidan White (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60:35

Attempt saved. Patrick Bamford (Derby County) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Forsyth.

60:15

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.

59:15

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Andre Wisdom.

59:11

Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

58:19

Foul by Jeff Hendrick (Derby County).

58:19

Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:09

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:09

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

53:11

Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Pugh.

52:30

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Danny Pugh following a set piece situation.

52:27

Attempt missed. Danny Pugh (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

52:04

Foul by Conor Sammon (Derby County).

52:04

Scott Wootton (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

50:57

Offside, Derby County. John Eustace tries a through ball, but Conor Sammon is caught offside.

49:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leeds United 1, Derby County 1. Matt Smith (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a through ball.

45:42

Attempt missed. Michael Tonge (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.

45:00

Second Half begins Leeds United 0, Derby County 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leeds United. Aidan White replaces Luke Murphy.

45:00 +2:10 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Leeds United 0, Derby County 1.

45:00 +1:35

Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rodolph Austin.

45:00 +0:38

Foul by Patrick Bamford (Derby County).

45:00 +0:38

Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:33

Foul by Jeff Hendrick (Derby County).

44:33

Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

43:19

Attempt blocked. Patrick Bamford (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

42:24 Booking

Booking Michael Brown (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

42:09

Patrick Bamford (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:09

Foul by Michael Brown (Leeds United).

41:55

Attempt blocked. Michael Tonge (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

40:44

Attempt saved. Patrick Bamford (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andre Wisdom.

38:07

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Tom Lees.

37:31

Foul by Patrick Bamford (Derby County).

37:31

Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:37

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

35:34

Delay in match Matt Smith (Leeds United) because of an injury.

35:19

Attempt missed. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

31:33

Offside, Derby County. Craig Forsyth tries a through ball, but Will Hughes is caught offside.

27:59

Attempt saved. Michael Brown (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Murphy.

26:16

Foul by Patrick Bamford (Derby County).

26:16

Michael Brown (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:22

Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.

21:59

Attempt blocked. Matt Smith (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jason Pearce with a headed pass.

21:35

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Zak Whitbread.

20:52

Attempt saved. Simon Dawkins (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

20:49

Attempt blocked. Simon Dawkins (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Hughes.

19:45

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:45

Foul by Michael Tonge (Leeds United).

17:37

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:37

Foul by Michael Brown (Leeds United).

17:04

Foul by Conor Sammon (Derby County).

17:04

Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:35

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:35

Foul by Matt Smith (Leeds United).

16:19

Attempt saved. Danny Pugh (Leeds United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

16:10

Attempt blocked. Matt Smith (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Pugh with a cross.

15:28

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Lee Grant.

15:20

Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.

13:34

Attempt blocked. Matt Smith (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

12:31

Attempt saved. Conor Sammon (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Will Hughes.

12:13

Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Murphy with a cross.

11:28

Foul by Andre Wisdom (Derby County).

11:28

Danny Pugh (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10:51

Attempt missed. Conor Sammon (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jeff Hendrick.

9:12

John Eustace (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:12

Foul by Ross McCormack (Leeds United).

8:35

Attempt blocked. Michael Tonge (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

8:09

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

7:36

Foul by Conor Sammon (Derby County).

7:36

Michael Brown (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:57

John Eustace (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:57

Foul by Michael Tonge (Leeds United).

5:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leeds United 0, Derby County 1. Simon Dawkins (Derby County) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

5:11

Attempt saved. Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Patrick Bamford.

4:21

Conor Sammon (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:21

Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).

1:52

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jack Butland.

1:44

Attempt saved. Craig Forsyth (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Conor Sammon.

1:25

Conor Sammon (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:25

Foul by Michael Brown (Leeds United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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