Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

Leeds good run brought to an end

Derby County
3 - 1
Leeds United

Pride Park

08/12/12 1pm

Attendance: 25,034


Leeds recent good run came to a shuddering halt at Derby County, going down 3-1 at Pride Park.

Leeds looked a shadow of the side that had won three games in a row. They had no player able to put a foot on the ball and the midfield either being bypassed by long balls or being outplayed by 17-year-old Derby midfielder Will Hughes, who dominated throughout.

It was Hughes powerful run deep into the Leeds half that set up the first goal. His lay off found Connor Sammon who outstripped Lee Peltier far too easily before wrong footing Paddy Kenny with a miss hit shot.

Leeds were struggling to make any headway but somehow went in level at half time. Luciano Becchio headed into the path of Paul Green and he placed the ball wide of Adam Legzdins in the Derby goal to score on his return to his old club.

Leeds started the second half much brighter and Ryan Hall came close to putting them ahead when Michael Jacobs acrobatically cleared his effort off the line.

Derby went ahead again halfway through the second half when a poor headed clearance by Luciano Becchio fell to Richard Keogh and Jake Buxton turned in his shot from close range.

Leeds responded and Norris had a fierce effort from the edge of the area turned away by Legzdins.

Tom Lees came even closer when his header hit the inside of a post and cleared off the line.

Substitute El Hadji Diouf gave Leeds more impetus in the final fifteen minutes and he saw an effort from outside the area go just wide of the post.

Derby clinched the game in injury time when slack play in defence allowed Ben Davies to pick his spot from the edge of the area.


Derby County:
Legzdins, Brayford, Keogh, Buxton (O`Brien 79), O`Connor, Coutts, Hendrick, Hughes (Freeman 90), Robinson (Davies 82), Sammon, Jacobs

Subs not used:
Fielding, Tyson, Doyle, Bennett

Leeds United:
Kenny, Byram, Lees, Tate, Peltier, Green, Tonge, Norris (White 80), Becchio, McCormack (Diouf 74), Hall (Varney 68)

Subs not used:
Ashdown, Pearce, Varney, Brown

Join Vital Leeds

Join The Vital Debate

Vital Leeds are the proud sponsors of the Thames Valley Whites Regional Supporters club

The fastest growing Leeds United supporters club in the South of England, with over 200 members since its formation in April 2009, travel to all games home and away.

The branch has pick up points at Basingstoke, Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.

Vital Leeds offers everything that a Leeds United supporter could wish for. If you can think of something and suggest it, we`ll put it on the website!
With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!

You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.

Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital today?

It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved

Message Board

To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Leeds .

Bookmark and Share

Vital Leeds is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!

Vital Leeds on: facebook

Vital Leeds on: twitter

Join Vital Leeds

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!

Date:Saturday December 8 2012
Time: 9:34PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

How do you think Leeds will do against Burton?
Suggested By:
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 14 10 1 3 31 19
2 Brighton 14 8 4 2 28 9
3 Huddersfield 14 9 1 4 28 4
4 Norwich 14 8 3 3 27 7
5 Sheff Wed 14 7 3 4 24 1
6 Bristol City 14 7 2 5 23 6
7 Birmingham 14 6 5 3 23 3
8 Brentford 15 6 4 5 22 7
9 Reading 14 6 4 4 22 -3
10 Preston 14 6 2 6 20 1
11 Leeds Utd 14 6 2 6 20 -1
12 Barnsley 14 6 1 7 19 3
13 Q.P.R. 15 5 4 6 19 -5
14 Fulham 14 4 6 4 18 -2
15 Burton 14 4 5 5 17 0
16 Aston Villa 14 3 8 3 17 0
17 Ipswich 14 4 5 5 17 -2
18 Wolves 14 4 4 6 16 -1
19 Forest 14 4 3 7 15 -3
20 Cardiff 14 4 3 7 15 -9
21 Derby County 14 3 5 6 14 -4
22 Blackburn 14 3 3 8 12 -8
23 Wigan 14 2 5 7 11 -3
24 Rotherham 14 1 3 10 6 -19
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Leeds United Results (view all)

Leeds United Fixtures (view all)

Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 20 2016 1:15PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 26 2016 5:30PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 3 2016 5:30PM : Aston Villa (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 9 2016 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

2.Tiny T58
6.King Billy30
10.Dublin White17
The Vital Football Members League