Derby punished Michael Brown's red card to record a seventh successive win against Leeds thanks to goals from Craig Bryson and Steven Davies.

Minutes after Brown's first-half dismissal for a stomach-high challenge on Theo Robinson, Bryson curled a 25-yard effort past keeper Andy Lonergan.

Derby continued to exploit their one-man advantage and Davies had time to slot home a rebound to double the lead.

The result moved the Rams to within five points of the play-off places.

Brown's sending off was Leeds's third in as many games, and ninth in a disappointing season which sees them locked in mid-table.

Derby should have gone ahead in the first minute, but Nathan Tyson headed the rebound from a Jake Buxton chance over an open goal.

Leeds enjoyed their best period of the match either side of the interval as chances were spurned by Ross McCormack, Luciano Becchio and Robert Snodgrass before Davies sealed the three points.

The result extends manager Neil Warnock's wait for a first Elland Road win to five games since he took control of the team in February.

Leeds manager Neil Warnock: "The end of the season can't come quickly enough.

"I said to [Derby manager[ Nigel Clough at the end, 'Enjoy this, Nigel, because you'll never see another Leeds United team or a Neil Warnock team like this'.

"We had a lot of players playing today that know they won't be here next season. We've not got enough Leeds United-type players.

"We don't revel in the atmosphere and that's what we will do next year. We will revel in it."

Derby manager Nigel Clough: "I want to try to keep these lads together.

"Two or three of them are out of contract. I want to try to keep them and the spirit together and take the confidence into next August.

"If we had another four games, maybe [the play-offs would be an option], but we might just run out of time."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Leeds

  • 01 Lonergan
  • 02 Connolly Booked
  • 22 Lees Booked
  • 33 Robinson
  • 48 O'Dea
  • 08 Brown Dismissed
  • 16 Pugh
  • 20 Nunez (Rogers - 76' )
  • 10 Becchio (Paynter - 69' )
  • 23 Snodgrass Booked
  • 44 McCormack (Webber - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 26 Bromby
  • 06 Rogers
  • 09 Paynter
  • 18 Forssell
  • 25 Webber

Derby

  • 01 Fielding
  • 03 Roberts Booked
  • 06 Shackell
  • 17 Buxton
  • 31 Naylor
  • 04 Bryson (Carroll - 87' )
  • 18 B Davies
  • 23 Hendrick
  • 32 Green
  • 09 Tyson (S Davies - 61' )
  • 21 Robinson (Ward - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 33 Severn
  • 16 Bailey
  • 19 Carroll
  • 07 S Davies
  • 10 Ward
Ref: Langford
Att: 21,363

Match Stats

Shots

10 16

On target

6 8

Corners

1 9

Fouls

12 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:11 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +3:44

Steve Davies has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

90:00 +2:34

Ben Davies produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

90:00 +1:35

Short corner taken by Paul Green from the right by-line.

88:07

Jamie Ward takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.

87:31

Foul by Jamie Ward on Tom Lees, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

86:34 Substitution

Substitution (Derby) makes a substitution, with Tom Carroll coming on for Craig Bryson.

84:47

Danny Webber produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

84:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Davies by Paul Robinson. Paul Green takes the direct free kick.

80:50

Paul Robinson delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance by Tom Naylor.

80:50 Substitution

Substitution (Leeds) makes a substitution, with Danny Webber coming on for Ross McCormack.

80:50 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Ward on for Theo Robinson.

80:50

Robbie Rogers fouled by Jeff Hendrick, the ref awards a free kick.

79:37

Steve Davies has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

79:22

Unfair challenge on Steve Davies by Darren O'Dea results in a free kick. Jeff Hendrick takes the free kick.

75:49 Substitution

Substitution Robbie Rogers comes on in place of Ramon Nunez.

75:38

Gareth Roberts delivers the ball, Tom Lees manages to make a clearance.

74:11

Robert Snodgrass concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Shackell. Free kick taken by Jason Shackell.

72:47

Ramon Nunez concedes a free kick for a foul on Jeff Hendrick. Jake Buxton takes the free kick.

72:27

The ball is crossed by Ben Davies, Tom Lees makes a clearance.

71:19

Direct free kick taken by Gareth Roberts.

71:19 Booking

Booking Robert Snodgrass receives a caution.

71:17

Foul by Robert Snodgrass on Gareth Roberts, free kick awarded.

69:37

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Tom Lees.

68:43

Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

68:43 Substitution

Substitution Billy Paynter comes on in place of Luciano Becchio.

68:43

Theo Robinson is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

67:32

Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance made by Jake Buxton.

67:32 Booking

Booking Gareth Roberts booked for unsporting behaviour.

67:27

Gareth Roberts challenges Ross McCormack unfairly and gives away a free kick.

65:39

Assist by Jeff Hendrick.

65:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Steve Davies - Leeds 0 - 2 Derby Steve Davies finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 0-2 Derby.

65:30

Jeff Hendrick takes a shot. Blocked by Darren O'Dea.

64:32

Jason Shackell takes the direct free kick.

64:32 Booking

Booking Tom Lees is given a yellow card.

64:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jeff Hendrick by Tom Lees.

62:46

Drilled right-footed shot by Ramon Nunez. Save by Frank Fielding.

60:08

Free kick taken by Jason Shackell.

60:08 Substitution

Substitution Steve Davies on for Nathan Tyson.

60:08 Booking

Booking Paul Connolly goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

59:37

Unfair challenge on Craig Bryson by Paul Connolly results in a free kick.

58:57

Unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Jeff Hendrick results in a free kick. Paul Robinson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.

56:25

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies from the left by-line, Jake Buxton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren O'Dea. Direct free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

55:21

Paul Connolly fouled by Theo Robinson, the ref awards a free kick. Ross McCormack produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Frank Fielding.

54:47

Foul by Gareth Roberts on Ross McCormack, free kick awarded. Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right by-line, clearance by Jason Shackell.

54:23

Ben Davies produces a cross, Andy Lonergan makes a comfortable save.

53:25

The official flags Theo Robinson offside. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.

52:13

Theo Robinson delivers the ball, clearance made by Paul Connolly.

51:27

The referee penalises Luciano Becchio for handball. Direct free kick taken by Jason Shackell.

51:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Buxton on Luciano Becchio. Danny Pugh takes the direct free kick.

49:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ramon Nunez by Tom Naylor. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

47:16

Centre by Paul Connolly, Luciano Becchio has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

46:43

Jeff Hendrick takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a comfortable save.

46:03

Corner taken by Ben Davies, Paul Connolly manages to make a clearance. Ben Davies sends in a cross, clearance made by Paul Connolly.

45:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Davies by Robert Snodgrass. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Davies from left wing, Danny Pugh makes a clearance.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:03 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:13

Robert Snodgrass produces a cross, Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.

44:47

Tom Naylor sends in a cross.

44:04

The ball is sent over by Ben Davies, Paul Robinson manages to make a clearance.

43:08

Jake Buxton concedes a free kick for a foul on Luciano Becchio. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Connolly from right wing, Jeff Hendrick makes a clearance.

41:01

Corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies from the left by-line to the near post, Headed effort from close range by Tom Naylor goes wide left of the goal.

39:22

Unfair challenge on Ramon Nunez by Nathan Tyson results in a free kick. The ball is swung over by Ross McCormack, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Luciano Becchio misses to the right of the target.

39:12

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ross McCormack from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jake Buxton.

38:35

A cross is delivered by Darren O'Dea, Ross McCormack takes a shot. Save made by Frank Fielding.

37:59

Robert Snodgrass fouled by Theo Robinson, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Connolly takes the direct free kick.

36:11

Centre by Ben Davies, Unfair challenge on Andy Lonergan by Jake Buxton results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

35:43

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Davies, Luciano Becchio manages to make a clearance.

35:29

Nathan Tyson takes a shot. Paul Robinson gets a block in.

34:28

Paul Green produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

33:33

Foul by Luciano Becchio on Jason Shackell, free kick awarded. Jason Shackell takes the free kick.

31:46

The assist for the goal came from Jake Buxton.

31:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Bryson - Leeds 0 - 1 Derby Craig Bryson scores a fantastic goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Leeds 0-1 Derby.

31:09

The ball is swung over by Nathan Tyson, Paul Connolly makes a clearance.

29:55

Long distance effort from Danny Pugh misses to the left of the goal.

29:31

Centre by Paul Connolly, clearance by Jake Buxton.

29:08

A cross is delivered by Craig Bryson.

27:48

Tom Naylor challenges Ross McCormack unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ross McCormack sends in a cross, Darren O'Dea takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding.

26:38

Gareth Roberts crosses the ball, Paul Green takes a shot. Blocked by Darren O'Dea.

25:00

Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Davies from right channel.

25:00 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee shows Michael Brown a red card for serious foul play.

24:48

Michael Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Theo Robinson.

23:40

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ben Davies.

22:16

The assistant referee flags for offside against Luciano Becchio. Indirect free kick taken by Frank Fielding.

20:30

Tom Naylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross McCormack. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Ross McCormack, Jason Shackell gets a block in.

18:47

The ball is delivered by Tom Naylor.

17:34

Darren O'Dea concedes a free kick for a foul on Theo Robinson. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jason Shackell from right channel, comfortable save by Andy Lonergan.

15:21

The ball is delivered by Jason Shackell, Headed effort from inside the area by Nathan Tyson misses to the right of the target.

12:02

Pass corner from left by-line crossed in by Ben Davies.

10:19

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ben Davies, save by Andy Lonergan. The ball is delivered by Tom Naylor, Jake Buxton has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

10:12

Gareth Roberts crosses the ball, Paul Connolly manages to make a clearance.

9:46

The ball is crossed by Paul Connolly, clearance made by Jake Buxton.

9:29

Shot by Ramon Nunez. Blocked by Jake Buxton.

9:03

A cross is delivered by Paul Robinson, save made by Frank Fielding.

8:42

Ross McCormack sends in a cross, Jake Buxton makes a clearance.

7:16

The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass, clearance by Tom Naylor.

6:03

Ross McCormack fouled by Jeff Hendrick, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

5:05

Nathan Tyson sends in a cross, Darren O'Dea makes a clearance.

4:18

The ball is crossed by Ross McCormack, clearance by Jason Shackell.

4:04

The ball is sent over by Robert Snodgrass, clearance by Jake Buxton.

2:42

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ben Davies, clearance made by Darren O'Dea.

0:24

Foul by Robert Snodgrass on Ben Davies, free kick awarded. Ben Davies delivers the ball, Jake Buxton takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a save. Header from close range by Nathan Tyson clears the bar.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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