LIVE BLOG: Leeds United v Derby County

LIVE BLOG: Leeds United v Derby County

FULL TIME: Leeds United 2 Derby County 4 (3-4 on aggregate)

Let's call that goodnight.

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Bielsa blames himself again

"I have to say that we had the conditions to finish first or second (in the table) and all the conditions to be the best team in the play-offs. When you can’t reach something that was reachable, it always puts doubt on the head coach."

More from Bielsa

Bielsa blamed the loss of control in the 20 minutes after half-time for tonight's defeat. Didn't want to single out Casilla or Cooper for the goal which started it. Said he's sad and disappointment but thinks people will value the effort of the players over time.

Unwanted history

Derby have made history by becoming the first team in a Championship play-off semi-final to reach the final after losing the first leg at home.

Bielsa reaction

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Right, Bielsa reaction

“If the club offers me the possibility to carry on I will listen to the proposal.”

Lights now out

In the stands at Elland Road, MD Angus Kinnear has come out on his own to sit in his seat and looks devastated. We all know how much work he has put in to this.

Still waiting

On Marcelo Bielsa reaction.

January

Plenty also pointing towards not doing enough in January - Dan James obviously the one that got away.

Wigan

Let's be honest, Wigan was where it all went wrong, Leeds needed ten points from a last possible 12 to go up in the autos and they were leading 1-0 against ten men Wigan at Elland Road but ended up losing. Instead of ten points out of 12, Leeds got one. Still, a devastating way to go out when a play-off final looked very much on the cards. Big questions to now be asked over the summer. Casilla might be a good shotstopper sometimes but why on Earth does he continually keep coming haring off his line? And let's be honest, the failure to take chances and score goals is what has done Leeds this season - it's been the difference between finishing third and first really, never mind second. Bielsa knows it and has often said it himself. Has to be sorted if Leeds are ever getting out of this bleeding division.

Bielsa reaction coming here shortly....

Derby's Jack Marriott...

"Everyone wrote us off, we've shown the desire and we've done it.
"What a game. We did it and we're off to Wembley."

Derby fans still here

Quite the party in the away end, rather sickening to see

"Stop crying Bielsa"

Is now the chant from the Derby fans

Derby's Mason Mount....

"It gave us a lot of belief coming into the second half, then we got another one.
"The way we came out, playing attacking football and pressing high.
"The message was just keep going. We felt we were on top firsty half.
"It's very tough to come here and win, but these games are special, these games are different."

Lampard on Spygate

"I'm not going to lie, I've heard a lot of people saying they're (Derby) are crying about Spygate.
"I haven't thought about Spygate for a long time. We prepared them, we were able to prepare and we got a result."

Frank Lampard reaction

"From the first day of pre-season, the players have come in and shown work-rate.
"We're not there yet but they deserve this moment.
"We were the better team over two legs. Beautiful football from the lads.
"There's work to do, this isn't the end of the celebration.
"We'll be underdogs again and we'll have a tough game against a brilliant Villa team, but we're there.
"Enjoy the moment, that's what it's all about."  

"It's 1-0. Everyone had written us off. We were 1-8 to win. Everyone thinks they've got us beat tonight.
"But we changed the system and it worked brilliantly. But you need bravery on the ball and the lads showed so much bravery on the ball."

"Tough for me. It was nervy at the end because it means so much to so many people." 

Derby rubbing it in

"You're not spying any more" is the chant from the away end who are surrounded by police

All the fall-out and reaction here....

Lost for words - aren't we all

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FULL TIME

Leeds United's season is over. How on Earth do you ever get over that?

That will be that

90 + 6: Clarke cross taken by Roos

Still playing....Leeds attack

Derby free kick in their own box

15 seconds left

Well over the bar

90 + 4: From Brown. Less than two minutes left, even for Leeds, this really would be sensational now

DERBY RED CARD

90 + 2: Second yellow card for Malome - Leeds free kick edge of the box. Izzy Brown to take. Ashley Cole coming on for Derby

FIVE MINUTES ADDED TIME

Whole season comes down to this

CHANCE LEEDS - GREAT SAVE

90: Curling effort from Dallas going towards the top corner but Roos saves.

Final minute

Leeds sub - Brown on

87: Bamford off for Brown

Leeds sub

86: Clarke on for Klich - need something special with four minutes left

GOAL DERBY

85: Marriott puts Derby back ahead. Cannot believe this. Leeds cut open and Marriott chips a deft finish over Casilla

OFF THE POST DERBY

85: Leeds cut apart, Wilson is in one on one, side footed finish off the post

Phillips now to centre-back

82: This is like last night all over again but Leeds in danger of being West Brom. Derby piling it on

RED CARD LEEDS

78: BERARDI SENT OFF - HE'D ALREADY BEEN BOOKED. ALL GETTING VERY HEATED. Late challenge on Lawrence on half way - went right through him

Crowd furious

77: As Taylor awards Derby a goal-kick - looked like a corner

Another yellow card

73: Pablo Quiroga - one of Bielsa's assistants - for comments to the officials on the bench

CHANCE LEEDS - wasted

73: Harrison leads a charge into the box but ball ends up being blazed over the bar by Ayling

Danger - CHANCE DERBY

70: Free kick edge of the box - Berardi fouls Mount - booked. Relief as free kick hits the wall.

Yellow cards

69: Mount is the latest player booked and then Berardi both for late challenges

Leeds free kick coming into the box

66: Ball is back with Roos

CHANCE LEEDS

63: One two between Ayling and Bamford - good chance for Ayling but he puts it wide

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLL

62: WE ARE ALL SQUARE AGAIN!! Dallas with a screamer! Cuts in from the left, superb solo goal, curls the ball past Roos into the opposite corner. What on Earth is going on here?

Leeds corner won by Harrison

61: Half an hour to sort this out

Derby sub

59: Bennett off, Huddlestone on.

GOAL DERBY

58: Wilson smashes the ball into the bottom right corner. Derby ahead overall. Cooper booked for the foul for the pen

DERBY PENALTY

56: All going horribly wrong - Cooper on Bennett.

CHANCE LEEDS

54: Dallas shot parried away by Roos, Hernandez smashes the rebound against Malone, impossible to call this. Dallas then blasts a wild volley over

OFF THE LINE LEEDS

53: Cross drops for Harrison but Bogle is on the line to clear

CHANCE DERBY

50: Big save by Casilla. Sticks out a leg to keep out a shot from Bennett from inside the box. This is worrying. Very. Derby are now full of beans

All Derby now

49: Leeds are wobbling big time

GOAL DERBY

46: Derby score with their first attack - swift passing move - ball played into Mount who is in on goal from the left side - beats Casilla with a clinical finish. All square overall. Unbelievable. Yet it's not unbelievable as it's Leeds.

Back underway

46: No changes at the break.

Players back out

Wide open

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HALF TIME

Crikey, never dull here is it?

What is Casilla doing?

45 + 1: Comes racing out of his box again and misses the ball again but gets away with it.

GOAL DERBY

45: A horlicks from Casilla. Ball over the top, Casilla and Cooper get in a muddle and collide, Marriott has a simple task to score with his first touch. Abysmal defending.

Derby sub

44: Marriott on for Holmes.

Applause for Nick Wilson

Remembering him

OFF THE POST - SO CLOSE - THAT WAS SLOW MOTION

43: Corner - Bennett wins the header back across goal - Casilla beaten - he and defence can only look on as the ball drops on to the post and Leeds luckily clear

Bit of Derby pressure

42: Corner

All Leeds

41: Hernandez running down the right, crowd all rise to their feet, cross to the back post finds Harrison but he puts it well wide looking to keep the ball in

CHANCE LEEDS

36: Bamford running at the Derby line, takes a bit too long and his low shot is easy for Roos but Bamford has got the Derby defence running for cover a bit. Leeds piling it on looking for another goal. Derby hanging on for grim life. Fine cross from Harrison just misses Bamford.

Leeds corner

34: Headed behind for a goal kick

Big call - Bamford booked for diving

31: The striker goes down in the box under a challenge from Keogh. Ref Taylor blows his whistle, Elland Road waits for a penalty but Bamford is yellow carded for a dive. Whole ground now singing the Stop Crying Frank Lampard song - well - the Leeds fans anyway!

OFF THE BAR LEEDS!

30: Klich so unlucky - 30-yarder - comes off Keogh's head - beats Roos but hits the underside of the bar and Derby clear

Phillips now booked

27: After colliding with Wilson - looked very harsh that - Leeds survive the free kick

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLL

24: LEEDS 2-0 UP OVERALL!!! ELLAND ROAD ERUPTS!!!! Stuart Dallas!!!! From a free-kick - Phillips puts it into the box, Cooper goes for it, ball comes back off the post and Dallas smashes the ball home.

Woah woah woah another flashpoint

20; Lampard kicking off. Three yellow cards. Malone runs by Hernandez and catches him as he takes a throw in. Hernandez makes a a meal of it and Lampard furious, right in front of him. Malone and Hernandez both booked and also Lawrence for dissent. Four yellow cards already.

Good passing - CHANCE LEEDS

15: From Leeds, real Bielsa ball - move ends with Ayling volleying over the bar from Klich's cross - Leeds then survive a ball whipped in from the left right across the Whites box, quite end to end already. Bennett with the dangerous cross

Derby corner

11: Leeds get it clear

Casilla again

8: Comes racing out to clear another dangerous through ball - gets there first this time and clears the danger. Better start from Derby

Phew

7: Free kick from Mount hits the wall and behind for a corner - poor delivery from Wilson and Leeds clear

CHANCE DERBY - DANGER

6: Casilla off his line and outside of his box again, dithers and Wilson fires over an empty net but he was fouled and it's a free kick on the edge of the box

Bamford is away....

5: Races clear down the right touch line, Tomori takes him down - booked - free kick outside the box. Derby survive the free kick

UNDERWAY!

1: Bamford kicks us off, people are looking at each other in disbelief at the noise here. Derby playing a diamond formation

7.44pm: Here we go!

Incredible scenes here with the scarves held aloft and now literally every fan waving them - a sea of white. So loud.

7.40pm: Unbelievable atmosphere

Always is here but this is something else

7.30pm: Warm ups done

A cauldron of noise already here - chants for Patrick Bamford from the Kop, loads of boos for Lampard and Cole and co

7.25pm: Brilliant pics

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7.15pm: Derby warm up

7.15pm: Tonight's teams

7.07pm: Leeds warm up underway

7.04pm: Crazy odds

7pm: How's confidence then (want this nice and high please)

Will Leeds go through tonight?

Calculating results

One change for Derby

Mason Bennett starts up front in place of David Nugent. Nugent injured. Waghorn still out too.

Derby team listed

Roos, Bogle, Keogh, Tomori, Malone, Johnson, Holmes, Mount, Wilson, Lawrence, Bennett. Subs: Carson, Cole, Evans, Huddlestone, Knight, Jozefzoon, Marriott.

6.47pm: Derby team - no Waghorn, Ashley Cole on the bench

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6.45pm: Teams in - Berardi keeps his place

Leeds team v Derby: Casilla, Dallas, Cooper, Berardi, Ayling, Phillips, Klich, Shackleton, Harrison, Hernandez, Bamford #lufc 
Subs: Peacock-Farrell, Brown, Jansson, Clarke, Struijk, Gotts, Bogusz.

6.40pm: Team news shortly...

Expecting three changes with Jansson, Shackleton and Bamford to all start. Bamford seems like a definite. Jansson's march on to the pitch suggested he is starting. Shackleton surely keeps his place with Forshaw still injured.

6.25pm: What an atmosphere

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6.22pm: Lampard arrives

6.19pm: And here's the others

6.16pm: Jansson - and Bogusz

6.13pm: Jansson is here in training gear

Looking good, oddly he was the second player out - behind Mateusz Bogusz but Jansson soon overtook him.

5.50pm: Jansson

All eyes tonight on Pontus Jansson to see if the talisman Swedish centre-back is fit enough to return to the side following his ankle problem. Jansson turned up in his casual clothes at Pride Park on Saturday - not in his training gear - which told you all you needed to know. But Jansson was due to start training again yesterday so there must be every chance that the Swede will come back into the side tonight and be strutting out on to the pitch as the first one out checking out the turf (which looks beautiful) at around 6.15pm. If not, Gaetano Berardi showed on Saturday again that he is a more than able deputy at centre-back. That aside, apart from the back from suspension Patrick Bamford replacing the injured Kemar Roofe upfront, it would be very surprising to see any other changes with 19-year-old midfielder Jamie Shackleton surely set to keep his place with Adam Forshaw still injured. A draw will do for Leeds but expect the Whites to go all out for another win, the Bielsa way. Hold on to your hats.
Nerves? Plenty of them - but Leeds seem to have Derby's measure and really ought to be booking their trip to Wembley tonight for a play-off final against Aston Villa. Still, one step at a time hey?

5.45pm: Over 30,000 scarves

Placed on the seats at Elland Road tonight - a lovely touch from the club. The atmosphere tonight is going to be White hot, fitting really after such a hot day, still glorious at the ground now and blue sky. Thankfully the scarves are very light!

5.30pm: Here we go then....

Good evening from a glorious Elland Road.