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Pleasure of promotion is potent despite likelihood of pain to follow | Paul Wilson

Suspension of disbelief will be necessary as fans of Norwich, Sheffield United and either Aston Villa or Derby contemplate Premier League life. Luckily football supporters are good at thatIt was a privilege to be at Elland Road for the play-off second …

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Marcelo Bielsa’s play-off agony with Leeds was a lesson in beautiful failure | Barney Ronay

Leeds fell short against Derby but it was a reminder of the joys brought by football’s great nonconformistFail again. Fail better. When Pep Guardiola was planning for his second life as a manager he went to meet various hand?picked tactical super-brain…

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Marcelo Bielsa’s play-off agony with Leeds was a lesson in beautiful failure | Barney Ronay

Leeds fell short against Derby but it was a reminder of the joys brought by football’s great nonconformistFail again. Fail better. When Pep Guardiola was planning for his second life as a manager he went to meet various hand?picked tactical super-brain…

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‘Stop crying, Frank Lampard’: Derby mock Leeds song in victory celebrations – video

Leeds United’s Spygate song came back to haunt them after their defeat to Derby County in the play-off semi-finals.In January, the Leeds manager, Marcelo Bielsa, had admitted to sending someone to spy on Derby and were subsequently fined £200…

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Frank Lampard says revenge for Spygate was not Derby’s play-off motivation

• ‘I haven’t thought about that for a long time’, says Lampard• Manager says Derby will be underdogs in final against VillaFrank Lampard praised his Derby players after securing a place in the Championship play-off final as his side gained revenge for …

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Derby book Wembley final after Jack Marriott stuns Leeds in thriller

After as rambunctious a play-off second leg as can possibly be imagined Derby County claimed the right to face Aston Villa in next week’s final to try for promotion to the Premier League. It was end-to-end entertainment all night, a feast of incident, …

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Leeds United v Derby County: Championship play-off semi-final – live!

Play-off semi-final, second-leg updates (first leg: 1-0)Steer the hero as Aston Villa reach play-off finalAnd you can email Jacob here or tweet him here 6.51pm BST Leeds: Casilla; Ayling, Berardi, Cooper, Dallas; Phillips; Hernandez, Shackleton, Klich,…

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Frank Lampard tells Derby to rise to play-off pressure and sink Leeds

• Lampard says Spygate has ‘ramped up intensity’ of semi-final• Derby’s Bradley Johnson says Leeds fans might turn on teamFrank Lampard has said Derby County must embrace the occasion in front of a capacity crowd at Elland Road on Wednesday night if hi…

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Kemar Roofe razes Derby County to leave Leeds spying play-off final

Leeds can almost spy the play-off final after returning from their mission to Derby with a 1-0 win. Kemar Roofe’s goal gives them a deserved advantage going into Wednesday’s second leg at Elland Road. Derby will have to perform much better if they are …

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Derby v Leeds United: Championship play-off semi-final, first leg – live!

Updates from the 5.15pm BST game at Pride ParkLive scores – keep up with all Saturday’s goals!And you can email Scott with your thoughts 2.50pm BST Leeds versus Derby, then. Marvellous. Continue reading…

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From Anfield ‘89 to Agüero in 2012: five other final-day title finishes | Stuart James

As Manchester City and Liverpool gear up for the Premier League finale, five previous last-day title winners relive the tension and the euphoria of their big triumphsState of play going into the final day Derby were top but played their last league gam…

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Leeds will not kick the ball out if Derby player injured in play-off, says Bielsa

• Move follows anarchic scenes against Aston Villa• Leeds manager will clarify decision with LampardMarcelo Bielsa has instructed his Leeds United team not to kick the ball out of play if an opponent is injured during their Championship play-off semi-f…

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Frank Lampard insists ‘Spygate’ is no concern ahead of Leeds meeting

• Derby will face Bielsa’s team on Saturday• ‘I don’t care about the talk of spies,’ says LampardFrank Lampard has claimed he no longer cares about “Spygate” ahead of Derby County’s play-off semi-final against Leeds United, but confirmed that he has no…

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Leeds’s Patrick Bamford charged as Anwar El Ghazi red card is rescinded

• Striker accused of ‘successful deception’ amid melee• Leeds and Aston Villa both charged over players’ conductThe Leeds United forward Patrick Bamford could face a two-match ban after being charged with “successful deception of a match official” whil…

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How Marcelo Bielsa gave Leeds fans something to be proud of again | Jonathan Wilson

The Leeds manager, who let Aston Villa score after his team had taken the lead against the spirit of the game, understands what it means to be a representative for your clubWhat is football for? Why do people go, week in and week out, to watch teams th…

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Leeds let Aston Villa equalise and hand promotion to Sheffield United

Leeds missed out on automatic promotion to the Premier League as Marcelo Bielsa insisted that fair play was more important than a victory for his team on an extraordinary afternoon against Aston Villa at Elland Road.A 1-1 draw meant Leeds’ Yorkshire ri…

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Leeds United v Aston Villa: Championship – live!

Latest action from the 12pm BST kickoffLive scores: keep up with every matchFeel free to email or to tweet: @DanielHarris 11.27am BST There’s no great secret about why things are going so well for Villa: it’s the middle of that midfield, where John McG…

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Norwich close to Premier League return as Championship climax looms

• Canaries need just a point with two games to play• Play-off place and final relegation spot yet to be decidedAnother dramatic Championship season enters its penultimate weekend with three clubs still jostling for automatic promotion, at least three v…

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Brentford’s win leaves Leeds’ top-two hopes hanging by a thread

Leeds United have spent 32 weeks in the automatic promotion places this season, but unless something remarkable happens in the last two, they will spend the most important week just outside.This 2-0 defeat to Brentford was their second loss in four day…

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Brentford v Leeds United: Championship – live!

Marcelo Bielsa’s side chasing automatic promotionNick Miller: Bielsa a success, whether Leeds are promoted or notSend your thoughts to Rob here 4.55pm BST At the top of the Championship, it has finished Stoke 2-2 Norwich and Hull 0-3 Sheffield United. …