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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...

Result: Leeds United earn late win over Las Palmas in final summer friendly

Leeds United beat Segunda Division side Las Palmas 1-0 at Elland Road courtesy of a late Kemar Roofe goal. By Daniel Lewis, Football League CorrespondentFiled: Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 16:55 UK Last Updated: Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 17:20 UK Kemar Roofe‘s goal four minutes from time at Elland Road has earned Leeds United a 1-0 win over Las Palmas in their final pre-season outing. The 25-year-old attacker latched on to a corner and fired home from close range to give Marcelo Bielsa‘s men some momentum heading into their Championship opener against Stoke City next Sunday. In front of 11,499 watching fans, Leeds dug deep and overcome a Las Palmas side that had claimed an emphatic 4-1 victory over Birmingham City just two days ago. Roofe almost had United in front inside the openin...

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