PHOTOS: The story of the game as Leeds United beat Derby County 2-0

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Leeds United notched an impressive 2-0 win over Derby County on Saturday.

Leeds United grabbed their second win of the Neil Redfearn era, defeating league leaders Derby County 2-0 at Elland Road on Saturday.

Redfearn's first win came earlier this month with a victory over Blackpool, but this weekend's success was the biggest result of his permanent spell in charge so far.

The Whites took the lead in the 43rd minute, with Mirco Antenucci latching on to a pull back from Alex Mowatt to place the ball past Derby stopper Lee Grant.

And just five minutes into the second period, Antenucci was once again on the end of a cutback, this time from Stephen Warnock, and the Italian replicated his first goal with a calm finish - leaving Leeds to celebrate as Derby were left virtually out of the game.

One of the stars of the show was Leeds' young midfielder Alex Mowatt. The 19-year-old has emerged as a key player this season, and his driving run set up the first goal in yet another superb display, as he completely outshone Derby star Will Hughes in midfield.

However, the man of the match was left back Stephen Warnock. Handed the captains armband with Jason Pearce on the bench, former England international Warnock went on marauding runs down the left flank, notching a superb assist for Antenucci's second goal.

Leeds fans created a superb in an atmosphere in a big game against a long-term rival, and were left celebrating a superb victory which has seen Leeds pull away from the drop zone. Redfearn was full of praise for the crowd, and Leeds need that to make Elland Road intimidating again.

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