Derby County were seen off by Leeds United with relative ease on Friday night as Marcelo Bielsa’s men had too much in the locker for Frank Lampard’s men.
Goals from Kemar Roofe and Jack Harrison proved too much for the Rams to fight back from, and the loss was another blot on a day which had been a miserable one for the club after the incident involving Leeds sending someone to spy on their training session.
Manager Frank Lampard was clearly unimpressed with what had gone on, but following the game, the former Chelsea man showed his class by simply admitting his team had been beaten by the better team at Elland Road.
Lampard started off by saying that Derby were beaten by the better team "from minute one to minute 90". But is very unhappy with what went on. Said staff at the training ground saw someone doing the same before the game between the clubs at Pride Park in August. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 11, 2019
The comments from Lampard are something which we are becoming more and more accustomed to from the former England man, but it was clear that he was also not impressed with the situation in general.
Derby never seemed at the races during the game and Leeds simply had too much for the play-off chasing Rams from the first minute, when Gianni Alioski had a stonewall penalty appeal waved away thanks to an incorrect offside call.
Leeds stay top of the pile, while Derby will be hoping for some favourable results tomorrow when the Championship action returns.
Admirable as it is from Lampard, it’s clear that this has really got under his skin.
It’s easy to see why, but he needs to let it go and move on now really and focus on getting his side into the play-offs.
Derby have enough talent, and his job is now simply to get results, and move on.