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Leeds United 2-0 Derby County: Marcelo Bielsa’s side beat Frank Lampard’s Rams

Marcelo Bielsa (left) and Frank Lampard shook hands before and after the match at Elland Road Leeds United beat Derby County to move five points clear at the top of the Championship, after head coach Marcelo Bielsa took full responsibility for the pre-match ‘spygate’ saga. Bielsa admitted sending a member of his staff to watch Derby train on Thursday, a story that dominated the build-up to the game and one the Football Association is now investigating. The contest at Elland Road was predictably frantic and feisty, but Leeds dominated from…

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Derby County 0-0 Nottingham Forest: Rams earn point in Frank Lampard’s first derby as boss

Nottingham Forest’s Joe Lolley went closest to a winner when his shot hit the bar Derby County boss Frank Lampard had to settle for a hard-fought draw in his first East Midlands derby, as Nottingham Forest moved to within a point of the Championship play-off spots after an enthralling game. In a tense and physical first half, Derby had a penalty appeal waved away after Tom Lawrence was chopped down by Tendayi Darikwa, while Tom Huddlestone sent a difficult close-range effort off target for the hosts. The Championship’s leading scorer…

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Championship fixtures 2018-19: Frank Lampard’s Derby at Reading for opening fixture

Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard (left) has been appointed by Derby on a three-year deal Derby County will face Reading in Frank Lampard’s first game in charge of the Rams when the 2018-19 Championship campaign starts in August. The match at the Madejski Stadium, on Friday, 3 August (20:00 BST), will kick off the English Football League season. Stoke City’s first game back in the second tier after dropping out of the Premier League will be at Leeds United. Fellow relegated sides West Brom and Swansea host Bolton…

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