Date: 21st September 2019 at 5:54pm
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Leeds United were given the early Championship kick-off on Saturday and we welcomed Derby County to Elland Road for what many thought was a grudge match after the exploits of last season.

Whether you hung your hat more on Spygate and the lies spouted and repeated by Frank Lampard, or whether you went for the simple option of revenge for the Play-Off semi-final loss, either counted really.

As it was, an own goal got us underway in the game with only 20 minutes played, and despite having good chances to extend our lead further – including a wasted Mats Klich effort from the penalty spot – we were unable to do that and put the game to bed.

When Derby finally got an effort on target, they rather predictably scored from it and that’s how the game finished – with the points shared.

Speaking to the BBC following the final whistle, it’s sadly very much a case of Deja Vu for manager Marcelo Bielsa.

“This has happened a lot of times to us, but today was the worst. They shot once all match. We created maybe 10 or 12 chances. We played 60 minutes very good, maybe the best since I’ve coached the team. But the last 15 minutes was flat. We couldn’t control the end of the match. When we lose a point in this way it’s difficult to admit reasons why. But we started to play long rather than line to line.”

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