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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard handed harsh managerial lessons by Leeds

12 August, 2018, 02:43 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Scott Malone in action for Huddersfield

Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United continued their fine start to the Championship season with a 4-1 demolition of Derby County.

An unchanged side saw two goals for Roofe, Klich bag his second in as many games and a first of the season for Alioski, while Patrick Bamford and Jamie Shackleton made their debuts from the bench.

Both teams were playing at a high tempo and Leeds went back in front in the 21st minute when Alioski whipped in a cross from the left and Roofe got between Fikayo Tomori and Max Lowe to head past Carson.

Malone told RamsTV that Lampard played a key role in his decision to move to Derby and that he hopes to show the former England midfielder what he can do.

"If you play as we did against a team like Leeds when they're on their game, you'll lose".

The damage, though, had already been as Leeds cruised to a victory that was even more impressive than the opening weekend win against deposed title favourites Stoke.

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The visitors held the lead for seven minutes as Derby levelled with a goal that will give Bailey Peacock-Farrell nightmares.

Jay Fulton scored the only goal as Swansea beat Preston North End to make it two wins from their opening two matches.

Matheusz Klich opened the scoring for Leeds and despite Tom Lawrence equalising, a Kemar Roofe double and Ezgjan Aliosi's header sent Lampard tumbling to defeat.

"Leeds have come to our place and looked more confident than us.it comes down to the basics of football, if you don't move the ball quickly enough and you're not fearless enough and your quality is not quite good enough then it's hard to get out and we weren't good enough today".

Only a desperate block in the area from a Luke Ayling shot then denied Leeds a third and the superb Saiz then produced another energetic run from midfield before firing straight at Scott Carson.

Barry Douglas fed Alioski on the left flank and the Macedonian winger produced a ideal cross that was met by a towering Roofe to send the ball back where it came from into the far corner of the net.

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