Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United handed Derby County a humiliating 4-1 thrashing on their own patch in Saturday evening’s Championship fixture.
The Yorkshire club were in control from start to finish, taking the lead after only five minutes through Mateusz Klich.
However, the Rams struck back with an excellent free kick from Tom Lawrence after only 12 minutes. The Welsh international had scored Derby’s dramatic stoppage time winner at Reading last Friday.
The equaliser didn’t change the momentum as Leeds got back on top immediately, retaking the lead through Kemar Roofe on 21 minutes. The attacker put the game to bed on the hour with his second of the game following poor marking from the Rams defence.
Ezgjan Alioski added the icing on the cake four minutes later when he gave the visitors a 4-1 lead. Leeds had opportunities to further extend their lead later on but spared Frank Lampard further blushes on his home debut.
The former England international handed debuts Fikayo Tomori, Florian Jozefzoon and Martyn Waghorn, to no effect. The inexperienced manager was handed a lesson in the game of football by his counterpart – Marcelo Bielsa, who has a wealth of experience behind him.
Leeds United have started the season with two excellent performances and six points against two of the pre-season favourites and have every reason to be optimistic for the season ahead.