Date: 19th July 2020 at 4:17pm
Written by:
Derby County
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Leeds United

Pride Park

Championship

19/07/2020 2:00 pm

Attendance: 0

Referee: Oliver Langford

Derby County Leeds United
Martin (54) Hernandez (56), Shackleton (75), Clarke (og 84)
Roos Casilla
Bogle Dallas
Davies White
Clarke Berardi 33
Foysyth 64 Douglas
Rooney Struijk
Bird 82 Poveda 77
Waghorn Hernandez
Sibley
 
65 Shackleton
Lawrence 7 Alioski
Martin Roberts 82

Substitutes

Knight 7 Ayling 33
Buchanan 64 Harrison 77
Shinnie 65 Bamford 82
Marriott 82

Game Statistics

10 Goal attempts 23
2 On Target 8
4 Corners 5
8 Fouls 10
1 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
46 % 54

Leeds United went into today’s trip to Pride Park knowing we had already clinched, and would be celebrating, automatic promotion back to the Premier League as Championship title winners.

Our long 16 year wait is over, and Argentine genius Marcelo Bielsa has led us back to the promised land and the question on many fans’ lips – is how high can we now go – it won’t be overnight, of course, but we want to have our eye on the top half of the table in time.

Derby were kind enough to give us a Guard of Honour in recognition of our achievements this season, but I can only imagine it stuck in their craw somewhat.

Despite the hosts taking the lead after a goalless first half, we sprung into life and made our far greater chances count, with Pablo Hernandez, Jamie Shackleton and an own goal taking us to a very comfortable 3-1 victory.

The perfect way to celebrate and again, nothing less than we deserved.

In Bielsa We Trust – can anyone deny it?

Unused Derby Subs:

Jozefzoon, Hamer, Evans, Lowe, Whittaker.

Unused Leeds Subs:

Cooper, Miazek, Davis, Klich, Bogusz, Casey.

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