By Keith Ingham
After three great games and nine points, Leeds fell to 'bogey' side Derby and it's now eight victories for the Rams.
Leeds made one enforced change with Ryan Hall replacing Thomas, who was out injured. Derby came out of the blocks fastest and it was no surprise when Sammon finished well after a great move engineered by seventeen year old Will Hughes, a MOTM performance from the youngster.
Leeds were totally outplayed by the youngsters in the midfield battle. With the first half nearing the end, Paul Green got on the end of a Luciano Becchio flick to score against his former employers. He was captain for the day too. Leeds didn't deserve to go in level but football can be like that.
The second half started with Derby still in control and Will Hughes tested Paddy Kenny twice and Tom
Lees diverted a dangerous shot out for a corner. Unluckily from the corner Buxton scored to put the Rams 2-1 up. Leeds replied with Norris, Diouf going close and Lees unluckily hitting the inside of the post. With time nearly up Green went down in the area but the referee waved away his penalty claims. It would have been rough on Derby though as they deserved the three points.
It's not easy to say but Leeds were second best all ninety minutes and Ross McCormack's Twitter comment of "I was shite", could also have been said for a few more of his team mates and just about summed up the match.
Buxton though was lucky to stay on with a horrible challenge on Hall, a sending off could have changed events but I must say that playing Lee Peltier at left back is a mistake, all three goals could be attributed to him. Neil Warnock bought a decent right back only to turn him into a very poor left back. Play people in their proper positions Neil !
One bit of good news, the Football League passed GFH as 'fit and proper' to run the club. Bring on January !
No player for MOTM, nobody came out of this ninety minutes with much credit
Fans 8/10 : Quiet at first then right behind the team
Warnock : "We deserved more than we got and Buxton should have walked, a game changer"
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