Leeds United 2-0 Derby County: Marcelo Bielsa’s side beat Frank Lampard’s Rams

Leeds United 2-0 Derby County: Marcelo Bielsa’s side beat Frank Lampard’s Rams

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United beat Derby County to move five points clear at the top of the Championship.

Derby County manager Frank Lampard described Marcelo Bielsa’s pre-match conduct as “unethical” after Leeds United beat the Rams to go five points clear at the top of the Championship.

Whites boss Bielsa admitted sending a member of his staff to watch Derby train on Thursday, a story that dominated the build-up to the game and one the Football Association is now investigating.

Kemar Roofe’s near-post flick and Jack Harrison’s tap-in gave the dominant hosts victory in a predictably frantic and feisty contest at Elland Road.

Lampard refused to use the pre-match ‘spygate’ saga as an excuse for his side’s performance – but said “it has to be dealt with”.

“For me, it’s not right,” he told BBC Radio 5 live. “I’m a big fan from afar of Bielsa, I’ve got his book at home in my front room, but that’s slightly clouded it for me today.

“I’ve never heard of going to a training ground on your hands and knees with pliers trying to break into private land to watch.

“But I don’t attribute our performance to it because that’s on us.”

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