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Marcelo Bielsa impact continues as Leeds dismantle Frank Lampard's Derby County

Marcelo Bielsa impact continues as Leeds dismantle Frank Lampard's Derby County

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa refused to label his side as promotion contenders after the Yorkshire club maintained their fine start with a 4-1 thrashing of Frank Lampard's Derby on Saturday.

Bielsa's Whites then ran riot in the second half with Roofe hammering home a brilliant second goal on the hour mark before Gjanni Alioski's header bagged Leeds a fourth just four minutes later.

Tom Lawrence hit back for Derby when his swerving free-kick deceived Leeds keeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell and evaded his dive for the ball to end in the net.

He said: "We were under no illusions as to how hard it would be beforehand but we didn't deal with what they threw at us".

No other team has defeated United more times than Derby since 2010, getting the better of their opponents 10 times.

"There were a lot of lessons for us".

"I'm quick and like to get forward - when I was at Fulham I scored six goals and had a few more assists too".

Leeds took advantage by breaking quickly and Samuel Saiz played the ball to Klich who fired a 25-yard shot past Scott Carson and into the bottom left corner.

"That's not to say we're not good enough, we certainly are but we need to be braver and can't play longer balls when we should be trying to get out because that's an easy option".

He added: "I'm very much a left-sided player".

"In the first half, we were a little bit unstable, we had moments of instability so we can point out this aspect as one to correct".

The Leeds manager, Marcelo Bielsa, continued to burnish his credentials as one of the best coaches in world football as his team maintained their flawless start to the season by once again brushing aside one of the Championship's fancied teams.

Lampard will be hoping to make it 11 wins over their rivals, as The Rams look to start their Championship campaign with back-to-back victories for the first time since 2011. So it is very important to bear this in mind.

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