Charlie Taylor explains importance of Leeds’ win against Derby

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Leeds United defeated Derby County 2-1 at the iPro Stadium in the Championship before the international break.

Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor has explained on LUTV the importance of the side’s win against Derby County away from home before the international break.

The Whites won their first Championship game of the season, as they got the better of the Rams 2-1 at the iPro Stadium.

Tom Adeyemi put visiting Leeds in the lead in the 43rd minute with a header, but Chris Martin's low shot saw hosts Derby restore parity just three minutes into the second half.

Uwe Rosler’s team had the last laugh, though, as Chris Wood fired home a superb effort with just two minutes of normal time remaining to win the game 2-1.

It was the West Yorkshire outfit’s first victory at Derby in 13 years and inflicted a first defeat of the season on Paul Clement’s side.

Over the course of the 90 minutes at the iPro Stadium, the home team had 52% of the possession, took 12 shots of which three were on target, and earned six corners.

Meanwhile, Leeds had 48% of the possession, took 13 shots of which two were on target, and earned seven corners.

Explaining the importance of the win against Championship promotion favourites Derby, Taylor told LUTV: “The budget they have got, the money they have spent this year, they are one of the favourites to go up apparently, so it was a great win for us.”

The 21-year-old added on Leeds’ official website: “Everyone knows we’re unbeaten now and I think that win against Derby was vital.

“It’s five games unbeaten in the league and we’re up to tenth and into the top half. It’s been a successful month I think.

“I think now we’ve got that first win under our belt we can kick on now. Things are looking good and we’ve got to carry that on into Brentford on Saturday.”

Leeds will return to Championship action on Saturday afternoon when they take on Brentford at Elland Road.

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