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Leeds United 1-2 Derby County

Sam Winnall
Sam Winnall scores his second goal from the penalty spot

Sam Winnall scored two second-half goals to give in-form Derby a comeback win at Leeds.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga had put the home side ahead early on with a low shot just inside the near post after being put through by Samuel Saiz.

After the break, Winnall connected with Craig Forsyth's cross to score his second goal in two games to level.

Winnall sent Andy Lonergan the wrong way from the penalty spot to win it, after Hadi Sacko fouled Tom Lawrence.

Leeds went into the game in poor form, having lost four of their previous five games, in contrast to Derby's run of three successive league wins prior to arriving at Elland Road.

But the hosts were rewarded for a bright start when Lasogga's early strike found the bottom corner after he was found by Saiz's through ball.

It looked like Derby's gamble to leave their top scorer Matej Vydra on the bench had backfired as they failed to register a first-half shot on target, but Winnall stepped up in the second half to turn the match on its head.

Derby's fourth straight win lifted them to fifth in the table, two points above Leeds, who dropped to sixth.

Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen:

"There was a clear penalty in the 44th minute against [Ezgjan] Alioski. And the non-penalty that was given in the second half - against that, I feel impotent.

"It is difficult for me to control the situation when it is not in my hands. We didn't deserve it.

"The defeat is very bad, another defeat, and we have to change. We need the win on Saturday against Brentford. It cannot go on like that."

Derby boss Gary Rowett:

"I have watched it [Derby's penalty] around five times and I still cannot work it out. It's not obviously inside and it's not obviously outside either, and it is very close.

"I can understand why Leeds a little bit disappointed by that.

"He [Winnall] has reacted brilliantly. He got his deserved start and scored two excellent goals. He has got that real killer instinct in the box. There was nobody other than him taking the penalty."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1Lonergan
  • 2Ayling
  • 5PenningtonSubstituted forGrotat 84'minutes
  • 18JanssonBooked at 83mins
  • 15Dallas
  • 14O'Kane
  • 25Vieira
  • 7RoofeSubstituted forSackoat 76'minutes
  • 21SáizBooked at 82mins
  • 10AlioskiSubstituted forHernándezat 84'minutes
  • 9Lasogga

Substitutes

  • 8Anita
  • 11Grot
  • 13Wiedwald
  • 19Hernández
  • 24Sacko
  • 35Shaughnessy
  • 43Klich

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 14Wisdom
  • 6KeoghBooked at 44mins
  • 33Davies
  • 3Forsyth
  • 44HuddlestoneBooked at 87mins
  • 36LedleySubstituted forWeimannat 68'minutes
  • 10Lawrence
  • 17WinnallSubstituted forThorneat 88'minutes
  • 15Johnson
  • 9Martin

Substitutes

  • 12Baird
  • 16Pearce
  • 19Weimann
  • 23Vydra
  • 34Thorne
  • 35Mitchell
  • 45Thomas
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
28,565

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 1, Derby County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Derby County 2.

Bradley Johnson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hadi Sacko (Leeds United).

Attempt missed. Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Samuel Sáiz.

Andre Wisdom (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay-Roy Grot (Leeds United).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. George Thorne replaces Sam Winnall.

Booking

Tom Huddlestone (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Andre Wisdom (Derby County).

Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Pablo Hernández replaces Ezgjan Alioski.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Jay-Roy Grot replaces Matthew Pennington.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

Attempt missed. Andre Wisdom (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Lawrence following a set piece situation.

Booking

Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Pontus Jansson (Leeds United).

Booking

Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Bradley Johnson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United).

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 1, Derby County 2. Sam Winnall (Derby County) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Derby County. Tom Lawrence draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Hadi Sacko (Leeds United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Derby County).

Hadi Sacko (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Samuel Sáiz with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Hadi Sacko replaces Kemar Roofe.

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Derby County).

Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Kemar Roofe.

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Pontus Jansson (Leeds United).

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 1, Derby County 1. Sam Winnall (Derby County) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Forsyth with a cross.

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).

Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Keogh (Derby County).

Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Andreas Weimann replaces Joe Ledley.

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Derby County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves15102327151232
2Cardiff1594221111031
3Sheff Utd1510052013730
4Bristol City157622415927
5Derby147432115625
6Leeds157262316723
7Middlesbrough156542013723
8Aston Villa146531913623
9Norwich156451418-422
10Preston145631914521
11Ipswich147072322121
12QPR155641918121
13Nottm Forest157082126-521
14Sheff Wed155551918120
15Fulham154741817119
16Millwall154561716117
17Hull154472726116
18Brentford143742020016
19Barnsley144462021-116
20Reading144371417-315
21Birmingham14338821-1312
22Sunderland151772030-1010
23Burton15249931-2210
24Bolton151591128-178
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