Derby County Players Mock Leeds United For Spygate After Elland Road Win

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Frank Lampard sings Leeds chant about himself after play-off victory

Derby County moved a step closer to the Premier League after reaching the Championship playoff final with a 4-2 win over Leeds United on Wednesday, as they roared back from a two-goal aggregate deficit to win 4-3 over two legs.

Several of Lampard's victorious side took the opportunity to reference the incident in January that led to Leeds being fined £200,000 after manager Marcelo Bielsa admitting spying on his opponents.

The Rams' spectacular victory makes them the first team to lose the first leg of a play-off semi-final at home and go on to proceed to the final. Leeds won the first game at the iPro Stadium at the weekend, making it three wins from three against County this season.

"Stop crying Frank Lampard", the former Chelsea midfielder sang, before celebrating with his players. I'm not gonna lie. I haven't thought about Spygate. "Sometimes feelings can be wrong but when we got the first goal back the belief just began to rise", he said.

With Leeds 2-0 up on aggregate, Derby pushed for an equaliser, which they eventually found on the stroke of halftime through Jack Marriot.

In the 58th minute, Derby's Harry Wilson converted a penalty kick after teammate Mason Bennett was brought down in the box by Leeds defender Liam Cooper.

As the chant from Derby's away following suggested, Leeds appeared to be falling apart, only for Dallas to dart onto Klich's cute pass and clinically dispatch his second of the game.

Leeds, meanwhile, will spend its 16th consecutive season outside the Premier League, and it's a safe bet plenty of opposing fans are happy about it. Leeds has developed a corrosive reputation for a variety of reasons, and is bitter rivals with pretty much every member of the old guard of English soccer.

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