Derby County goalkeeper Frank Fielding believes Leeds United are one of the best sides to come to Pride Park this season.
Derby beat Leeds 1-0, with Fielding making a number of outstanding saves to deny Leeds something from the game.
Speaking in the Derby Telegraph , Fielding said, “That’s what it takes to beat a good team like Leeds, who were probably one of the best teams we’ve faced on our own turf this season.
‘I thought they were superb, to be honest, and did everything but score a goal.
‘It’s just great to get three points – whatever it takes.”
Fielding continued to frustrate Leeds throughout the game, making good saves to deny Ross McCormack and Robert Snodgrass in the first half.
Luciano Becchio missed Leeds best opportunity of the first half when he headed over from close range.
In the second half it was much the same, especially after Derby had taken the lead.
Fielding denied McCormack and Snodgrass again and then Adam Clayton has Leeds frantically searched for an equaliser.
In the closing moments, he somehow managed to keep out a point blank effort from Patrick Kisnorbo as it proved to be one of those days for Leeds in front of goal.
The blank for Leeds means it is the first time this season they have failed to score in two games in a row having been beaten 1-0 by Reading in their last home game.
Fielding spent a short time on loan with Leeds during the 2009/10 season whilst with Blackburn Rovers but he never made an appearance during his month with the club
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