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Leeds United 1 - Derby County 1

Elland Road

03/05/14 12.15pm

Attendance: 29,724

Smith earns Leeds a point

Leeds United finished their championship campaign with a 1-1 home draw against Derby County.

Matt Smith equalised for Leeds in the second half after Simon Dawkins had given Derby an early first half lead.

Dawkins opened the scoring on six minutes when he bundled home from close range after Jack Butland had saved well from Jeff Hendrick.

Connor Sammon missed a great chance to double the lead for the visitors but he fired wide.

Leeds recovered from conceding the early goal and Smith, Scott Wootton and Michael Brown all having first half chances to bring Leeds level.

Leeds also had strong claims for a penalty waved away when Michael Tonge had his goal bound shot blocked by what looked like the arm of Derby defender Richard Keogh.

Butland did well to deny Dawkins a second goal for Derby in the first half as Leeds went in behind at the break.

Smith equalised for Leeds five minutes into the second half when he finished well after good work from Ross McCormack to score his 13th goal for Leeds in his first season at the club.

Having turned provider for the equaliser, McCormack was desperate to reach the 30-goal mark for the season but Derby goalkeeper Lee Grant twice denied the Leeds striker.

Danny Pugh had a good chance to score a late winner for Leeds but he couldn`t keep his header on target.

The draw for Leeds brought to an end a dismal run against Derby that had seen the rams win the previous ten meetings.

The players stand on the pitch to thanks the fans at the end of the game, as many are sure to leave Elland Road in the summer as new owner Massimo Cellino overhauls the club.




Teams

Leeds
Butland, Lees, Pearce, Wootton, Pugh, Tonge, Brown, Austin, Murphy (White 46), McCormack, Smith

Subs not used
Cairns, Poleon, Walters, Dawson, Thompson, Hunt.

Derby
Grant, Wisdom, Keogh, Whitbread, Forsyth, Eustace, Hughes, Hendrick,(Bryson 90) Bamford (Russell 90) Dawkins (Bennett 78), Sammon

Subs
Legzdins, Naylor, Thorne, Buxton

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