Leeds United 2-2 Derby County: Noel Whelan's instant reaction

Leeds United hosted Derby County in their final game of 2015.

Leeds drew 2-2 with Derby County at Elland Road in a hard fought contest between the two clubs.

They have moved up to 12th in the table as a result of the draw, while Derby County missed a chance to climb above Middlesbrough into top spot.

Former Leeds striker Noel Whelan was a pundit for BBC Radio Leeds, and gave his view on the result.

He said: "After a quick turn around of games in succession, what the lads produced today with the work rate, and appetite for the game, they've been fantastic. I think he (Steve Evans) will be overjoyed with what he's seen from his players."

"They were very unlucky, went 2-1 up, but still 15 mins to go, one lapse of concentration for a man whose just come on [Tom Ince].. a draw we'll take, but this draw has got to turn into a win against MK Dons."

There was a goal in each half for both sides with each team letting a lead slip.

Leeds had gone into the game on the back of a five game unbeaten streak, drawing their previous game with Nottingham Forest, and beaten Derby earlier in the season courtesy of a Chris Wood winner.

A crowd of more than 23,000 were in attendance for the fixture, which was after a day of controversy, broadcast on Sky.

Leeds had blocked access for the television crews to attend the stadium in the run up to the game, only relenting hours before kick off.

The club issued a statement on their official website explaining their reasons for doing so, citing frustrations at their kick off times being altered and dates of games changed entirely to suit television broadcasters.

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