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Leeds United 2-2 Derby County

Tom Ince
Tom Ince has scored five goals in his last four games for Derby County

Derby missed the chance to start 2016 on top of the Championship after being held to a draw by Leeds United.

The pre-match build-up was dominated by Leeds' refusal to allow Sky TV cameras into the ground, but they relented after the threat of a disrepute charge.

Derby took the lead when Jeff Hendrick dribbled through two defenders and finished, before Sol Bamba levelled.

Chris Wood's header put Leeds ahead in the second half but substitute Tom Ince secured a point for the Rams.

Derby are second in the table, a point behind leaders Middlesbrough.

Leeds "reluctantly" allowed Sky to broadcast the match, confirming their decision about four hours before kick-off.

They had initially barred cameras from entering Elland Road, as club owner Massimo Cellino was unhappy at the number of their fixtures moved for live coverage.

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Clement on Leeds v Derby

The Italian claimed moving games was affecting attendances - this was the Whites' ninth league match to be shown live on television so far this season - but the broadcaster was eventually allowed in.

Hendrick gave Paul Clement's side the perfect start with his silky run and cool finish, but Leeds captain Bamba got the equaliser after Derby keeper Lee Grant spilled a free-kick and then pushed Stuart Dallas' chip into the defender's path.

New Zealand striker Wood nodded home Sam Byram's superb right-wing cross to give Leeds the lead but Ince scored within three minutes of coming on for the visitors.

The winger latched onto Johnny Russell's first time-flick to drill home, before the hosts' keeper Marco Silvestri palmed away Bradley Johnson's header to secure a draw.

Leeds head coach Steve Evans:

"It was always going to be a big ask.

"We felt from a footballing perspective, from a sporting integrity point of view, we felt disadvantaged that a team as good as Derby could have an extra day's recovery.

"When you go in front in the 71st minute, I think that's when you need the oxygen mask in a normal week.

"So when you've played 48 hours before, it makes it a double oxygen mask and that was probably why Derby got a point."

Derby head coach Paul Clement:

"Three changes, I wouldn't say that was particularly significant. But then you have the value of those players to make an impact.

"It's been a busy period, we've played six games and we have another very big game on Saturday at Middlesbrough, so you take those things into consideration.

"We pushed first of all to get back in the game with the equaliser and then we were pushing for all three and the sense from the players is that the game was there for the taking.

"We certainly didn't have things all our own way, but I thought we did enough to get more than just a point."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 4Wootton
  • 3Bamba
  • 6Cooper
  • 21Taylor
  • 2ByramBooked at 28minsSubstituted forPhillipsat 89'minutes
  • 26BridcuttBooked at 30mins
  • 8MurphyBooked at 33mins
  • 15Dallas
  • 24AdeyemiSubstituted forL Cookat 63'minutes
  • 9WoodSubstituted forDoukaraat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Bellusci
  • 7Antenucci
  • 11Doukara
  • 23L Cook
  • 27Phillips
  • 31Coyle
  • 45Peacock-Farrell

Derby

  • 1Grant
  • 2ChristieBooked at 57mins
  • 6Keogh
  • 14ShackellSubstituted forShottonat 36'minutes
  • 37Warnock
  • 8HendrickBooked at 42mins
  • 15Johnson
  • 18Butterfield
  • 11Russell
  • 10BentSubstituted forMartinat 62'minutes
  • 24WeimannSubstituted forInceat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Martin
  • 12Baird
  • 23Ince
  • 26Hanson
  • 32Shotton
  • 34Thorne
  • 35Mitchell
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
23,027

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 2, Derby County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 2, Derby County 2.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Stuart Dallas.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Kalvin Phillips replaces Sam Byram.

Attempt missed. Lewis Cook (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sam Byram.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Lee Grant.

Attempt saved. Luke Murphy (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Derby County).

Charlie Taylor (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Liam Cooper (Leeds United) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Murphy with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Stephen Warnock (Derby County).

Lewis Cook (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

Attempt blocked. Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Martin.

Attempt blocked. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Martin.

Attempt missed. Johnny Russell (Derby County) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan Shotton following a set piece situation.

Attempt saved. Bradley Johnson (Derby County) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield with a cross.

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sol Bamba (Leeds United).

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 2, Derby County 2. Tom Ince (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Johnny Russell.

Stephen Warnock (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United).

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Tom Ince replaces Andreas Weimann.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Souleymane Doukara replaces Chris Wood because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Chris Wood (Leeds United) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Lewis Cook (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Byram.

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 2, Derby County 1. Chris Wood (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Byram with a cross.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Chris Wood.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Scott Wootton.

Attempt blocked. Andreas Weimann (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Martin.

Foul by Jacob Butterfield (Derby County).

Liam Bridcutt (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Lewis Cook replaces Tom Adeyemi.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Chris Martin replaces Darren Bent.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Middlesbrough23154434122249
2Derby24139237152248
3Hull24135634171744
4Brighton24111123124744
5Burnley24118534231141
6Ipswich2411763430440
7Sheff Wed249963528736
8Brentford2410683633336
9Birmingham2410682826236
10Cardiff2481062926334
11Wolves248793132-131
12Leeds2471072527-231
13Reading2486102928130
14Nottm Forest247982423130
15QPR247982931-230
16Blackburn2361072220228
17Preston2461081921-228
18Fulham246994042-227
19Huddersfield2467112836-825
20MK Dons2464142032-1222
21Rotherham2463152942-1321
22Bristol City2449112243-2121
23Charlton2447132041-2119
24Bolton24211111937-1817
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