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Derby County 1-4 Leeds United

Kemar Roofe
After scoring 14 goals last term, Kemar Roofe opened his account for this season with a brace

Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United produced a devastating attacking display to sweep aside Derby County and continue their winning start to the season.

They led inside five minutes through Mateusz Klich's 20-yard curler, but Tom Lawrence soon levelled with a fierce, dipping free-kick.

Kemar Roofe's header restored the Whites' advantage as they continued to pour forward during an open first 45 minutes.

Rams manager Frank Lampard brought Bradley Johnson on at half-time in a tactical switch that did temporarily stem the flow - but Roofe's superbly-struck second and an Ezgjan Alioski header added further gloss to the scoreline.

Ex-Chelsea and England midfielder Lampard, in his first home game as boss, cut a frustrated figure on the sideline as his Derby side failed to back up their late victory at Reading last week.

Leeds were excellent in beating Stoke City on the opening weekend and again caught the eye at Pride Park, with Samu Saiz and Alioski both heavily involved throughout.

Former Argentina and Chile manager Bielsa is well known for his high-pressing, attacking football and already his methods appear to be working well at his new club.

Only a point-blank reaction save by former England goalkeeper Scott Carson kept Luke Ayling's header out to prevent an even more one-sided result.

Patrick Bamford, a £10m summer signing from Middlesbrough, also came on for his Leeds debut late on as the hosts failed to seriously threaten during the closing stages.

Frank Lampard and Marcelo Bielsa
Lampard (left) and Bielsa were the two headline managerial arrivals in the Championship this summer

Line-ups

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 2Wisdom
  • 6KeoghBooked at 42mins
  • 5Tomori
  • 25LoweBooked at 81mins
  • 4Bryson
  • 36LedleyBooked at 41minsSubstituted forJohnsonat 45'minutes
  • 8MountSubstituted forBennettat 75'minutes
  • 7WilsonSubstituted forJozefzoonat 61'minutes
  • 9WaghornBooked at 64mins
  • 10Lawrence

Substitutes

  • 3Forsyth
  • 11Jozefzoon
  • 14Marriott
  • 15Johnson
  • 16Pearce
  • 20Bennett
  • 21Roos

Leeds

  • 1Peacock-Farrell
  • 2Ayling
  • 28Berardi
  • 6Cooper
  • 3Douglas
  • 23Phillips
  • 19Hernández
  • 14SáizSubstituted forBakerat 86'minutes
  • 43KlichSubstituted forShackletonat 73'minutes
  • 10AlioskiBooked at 90mins
  • 7RoofeSubstituted forBamfordat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 9Bamford
  • 11Roberts
  • 18Jansson
  • 22Harrison
  • 27Blackman
  • 34Baker
  • 46Shackleton
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
27,311

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 1, Leeds United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Leeds United 4.

Liam Cooper (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mason Bennett (Derby County).

Booking

Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Patrick Bamford (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Patrick Bamford (Leeds United).

Florian Jozefzoon (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Patrick Bamford.

Attempt saved. Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Bryson.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Kalvin Phillips.

Foul by Patrick Bamford (Leeds United).

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

Foul by Patrick Bamford (Leeds United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Lewis Baker replaces Samuel Sáiz.

Foul by Patrick Bamford (Leeds United).

Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Max Lowe (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Patrick Bamford replaces Kemar Roofe.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Barry Douglas.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Mason Bennett replaces Mason Mount.

Attempt saved. Mason Mount (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bradley Johnson.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Jamie Shackleton replaces Mateusz Klich.

Foul by Barry Douglas (Leeds United).

Florian Jozefzoon (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Liam Cooper (Leeds United).

Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Luke Ayling (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Samuel Sáiz.

Offside, Leeds United. Kalvin Phillips tries a through ball, but Ezgjan Alioski is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Cooper.

Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Craig Bryson.

Foul by Pablo Hernández (Leeds United).

Tom Lawrence (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Cooper (Leeds United).

Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Derby County 1, Leeds United 4. Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Pablo Hernández.

Booking

Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Liam Cooper (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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4Swansea22003126
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6Brentford21106244
7Bolton21104314
8West Brom31116604
9Wigan21015503
10Preston21011103
11Derby210135-23
12Sheff Utd310236-33
13Rotherham210125-33
14Bristol City20203302
15Blackburn20202202
16Millwall20202202
17Norwich201156-11
18Sheff Wed201134-11
19Birmingham201123-11
20Ipswich201123-11
21Hull201124-21
22Stoke201124-21
23QPR200213-20
24Reading200213-20
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