Gaetano Berardi

Result: Derby County stun Leeds United to reach Championship playoff final

Derby County beat Leeds United 4-2 at Elland Road and 4-3 on aggregate to set up a Championship playoff final clash with Midlands rivals Aston Villa. Derby County have booked a place in the Championship playoff final with a remarkable 4-2 victory over Leeds United at Elland Road, recovering from a two-goal aggregate deficit to progress through 4-3 on aggregate. The Rams, trailing 1-0 from Saturday’s first leg, found themselves with a mountain to climb when Stuart Dallas found a way through 24 minutes in. County boss Frank Lampard brought on Jack Marriott towards the end of the first half, though, and that proved an inspired change as the striker kickstarted his side’s comeback following a big error at the back from Kiko Casilla and Liam Cooper. Mason Mount levelled up the tie l...

Result: Kemar Roofe strikes as Leeds United secure first-leg advantage

Kemar Roofe scores the only goal of the match as Leeds United record a 1-0 win over Derby County in the first leg of their Championship playoff semi-final at Pride Park. Kemar Roofe scored the only goal of the match as Leeds United recorded a 1-0 win over Derby County in the first leg of their Championship playoff semi-final at Pride Park. Both teams had chances during an open and entertaining affair, but Roofe’s 55th-minute strike was the difference as Leeds secured an advantage ahead of the second leg at Elland Road on Wednesday night. There was a hugely controversial moment in the latter stages, though, when Derby were awarded a penalty before the decision was overturned by referee Craig Pawson‘s assistant. © Reuters The first real chance of the match fell to Derby in the ei...

Leeds United defender Gaetano Berardi facing four months on sidelines

Leeds United announce that defender Gaetano Berardi is likely to be sidelined until March with a hamstring injury. Leeds United have announced that defender Gaetano Berardi has been ruled out for approximately four months with a hamstring injury. Berardi has established himself as a key part of the club’s backline since arriving at Elland Road in 2014, and the 30-year-old has made eight Championship outings under new boss Marcelo Bielsa. However, the Swiss had to be substituted during the first half of the fixture with Ipswich Town on October 24, and Bielsa revealed on Friday that he expected the player ‘to be out for a long time’. Leeds have now released a statement on Berardi, saying: “Leeds United can confirm that defender Gaetano Berardi has suffered a hamstring...

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