Leeds United 2-0 Derby County: Antenucci double seals the win

Leeds United 2 - 0 Derby County

  • 43" Mirco Antenucci
  • 50" Mirco Antenucci

Ref: Mick Russell
Attendance: 26,028

Leeds United

Leeds United beat Derby County 2-0 at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon.

Leeds United proved they can be a match for anyone on their day as they defeated Championship leaders Derby County 2-0 at Elland Road.

Italian striker Mirco Antenucci scored both goals to ensure Neil Redfearn's men swiftly got over the disappointment of losing against Blackburn Rovers last weekend despite being in a winning position.

Antenucci scored the opening goal shortly before half time and he wrapped up the victory five minutes after the re-start following fine work from Stephen Warnock and Adryan.

The win proved Redfearn's young side can compete at this level and they will be looking to climb from their current position of 15th in the weeks ahead.  

As for Derby, they are now just one point ahead of second-placed Ipswich Town who secured an impressive victory against Charlton Athletic earlier in the day.

Statistics

Leeds United

Derby County

Possession

40.8%
59.2%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Leeds United

  • Marco Silvestri
  • Stephen Warnock
  • Giuseppe Bellusci
  • Liam Cooper
  • Sam Byram
  • Tommaso Bianchi
  • Adryan
  • Alex Mowatt
  • Lewis Cook
  • Mirco Antenucci
  • Souleymane Doukara

Substitutes

  • Billy Sharp
  • Jason Pearce
  • Gaetano Berardi
  • Rodolph Austin
  • Chris Dawson
  • Stuart Taylor
  • Michael Tonge

Derby County

  • Lee Grant
  • Craig Forsyth
  • Richard Keogh
  • Cyrus Christie
  • Ryan Shotton
  • Omar Mascarell
  • Jeff Hendrick
  • Will Hughes
  • Jordon Ibe
  • Johnny Russell
  • Chris Martin

Substitutes

  • Craig Bryson
  • Jake Buxton
  • Kwame Thomas
  • John Eustace
  • Paul Coutts
  • Simon Dawkins
  • Kelle Roos

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