By Dan Long
Last Updated: 11/01/19 9:53pm
Goals from Kemar Roofe and Jack Harrison earned Leeds a 2-0 win over Derby and extended their lead at the top of the Championship to five points on Friday evening.
The hosts were dubiously denied a penalty inside the first minute after Ezgjan Alioski was brought down by Andre Wisdom, but they took a deserved lead when Roofe turned home 18-year-old Jack Clarke’s low cross (20).
Derby’s threat began to grow towards the end of the first half, but any momentum was killed off after the restart when Harrison finished from close range (47).
Marcelo Bielsa’s side halted a run of three straight defeats in all competitions with the win, while the Rams occupy the final play-off spot and will remain there irrespective of Saturday’s results.
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Leeds will be the opponents for new Stoke boss Nathan Jones’ bet365 bow next Saturday afternoon, while Frank Lampard’s Derby host Reading at Pride Park.