Derby County 1 Leeds United 3 - player ratings for the champions

Leeds United sealed their champion reputation with a 3-1 win at Derby County in the Championship on Sunday.

Here’s how Stuart Rayner saw the Leeds United performances at Pride Park.

Kiko Casilla – a straight-forward day as the goalkeeper made a surprise return after suspension 6

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Stuart Dallas – so important to this side 6

Derby County's Louie Sibley (left) and Leeds United's Pascal Struijk battle for the ball (Picture: PA)

Ben White – reliable as ever at centre-back 6

Gaetano Berardi – being stretchered off was a sad way for Berardi’s season and possibly his Leeds career, to finish 6

Barry Douglas – attacked well in the first half 6

Pascal Struijk – anchored the midfield well 7

Derby County's Louie Sibley (left) and Leeds United's Ben White (Picture: PA)

Ian Poveda – a lively and promising full debut for the right winger 7

Jamie Shackleton – scored a goal in the Klich role 7

Pablo Hernandez – his first post-resumption start was a masterclass 8

Ezgjan Alioski – great cross for the final goal 7

Derby County's Curtis Davies (left) and Leeds United's Jamie Shackleton battle for the ball (Picture: PA)

Tyler Roberts – made some good runs in behind without the finish 6


Luke Ayling (for Berardi, 33) – did a good job as a central defender 7

Jack Harrison (for Poveda, 77) – N/A

Patrick Bamford (for Roberts, 82) – N/A

Not used: Miazek, Cooper, Casey, Davis, Klich, Bogusz.

Derby County: Roos; Bogle, Davies, Clarke, Forsyth (Buchanan 64); Rooney, Bird (Marriott 82); Waghorn, Sibley (Shinnie 64), Lawrence (Knight 7); Martin.

Not used: Jozefzoon, Hamer, Evans, Lowe, Whittaker.

Referee: O Langford (West Midlands).

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