Derby County fans call for Leeds' Bailey Peacock-Farrell to receive a retrospective ban

Leeds United's Bailey Peacock-Farrell during the Sky Bet Championship match between  City and Leeds United at Liberty Stadium on August 21, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Leeds United beat Derby County 2-0 at Elland Road on Friday night.

Leeds United's Bailey Peacock-Farrell roars in celebration and is mobbed by team-mates after saving a late penalty effort by Reading's Marc McNulty during the Sky Bet Championship match...

Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to call for Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell to receive a ban, following his high-footed challenge on midfielder Duane Holmes.

The Rams’ clash against Leeds was dominated by ‘Spygate’ as it emerged Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa sent a representative to scout on Derby’s training ahead of the clash – something boss Frank Lampard called 'unethical'.

But whether Leeds gained any unfair advantage or not was largely irrelevant, as they dominated proceedings and thoroughly deserved to pick up all three points, with goals from Kemar Roofe and Jack Harrison.


One incident in the second period, however, raised eyebrows as goalkeeper Peacock-Farrell seemingly kicked Duane Holmes in the face when challenging for the ball – an incident the referee didn’t deem a foul.

Looking back at the replays suggest that the Leeds goalkeeper may have been fortunate to avoid a red card, and several Derby fans took to Twitter during to call for retrospective action.

Goalkeepers make a habit of raising one leg in a bid to protect themselves when claiming a high ball, but some Derby County fans clearly have cried foul.

Peacock-Farrell otherwise had a very quiet evening, as the Whites were barely tested at the back, keeping their first clean sheet at Elland Road since November.

Leeds United's Bailey Peacock-Farrell celebrates his side's first goal, scored by Kemar Roofe (not in picture) during the Sky Bet Championship match between  City and Leeds United at...

Derby will be disappointed with their performance, but Frank Lampard’s side remain in the top six this weekend and can look to get back on track next week at home to lowly Reading.

The East Midlands side have themselves been on the flip side of a retrospective action this season, with midfielder Bradley Johnson receiving a four-game ban for biting Joe Allen in the 2-1 defeat at Stoke City.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell of Leeds United gets the ball from the top of his nets during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Leeds United at the Liberty Stadium on August...

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