Leeds United pulled off the result of the weekend for the three West Yorkshire sides as they beat in-form Derby 2-0 at Elland Road. Leeds are yet to lose at home under Neil Redfearn, and their fine home form continued with this fantastic victory. Leeds took the lead just before half-time, when Mirco Antenucci finished from Alex Mowatt’s cut-back, and doubled their lead just after the break, when Antenucci again scored, this time after a neat build up. Derby had no response, and three points for Leeds against the league leaders sees them move up to 15th in the Championship table.
Bradford City also managed to grab all three points on Saturday as they beat Leyton Orient at Valley Parade. The Bantams were dominant throughout the game, and Billy Knott gave them a well-deserved lead just before half-time after a ball from Jon Stead. Orient equalised with just over 15 minutes to go, through David Mooney’s effort (their only shot on target throughout the entire game), but Billy Clarke scored five minutes later to regain the lead for Bradford. Jon Stead’s goal two minutes later sealed the three points for the Bantams, and manager Phil Parkinson will be happy with his side’s performance.
Huddersfield Town lost 1-0 at struggling Bolton Wanderers. The Terriers controlled much of the first half, but couldn’t find the right pass in the final third of the pitch, and both teams went in level at halftime. Craig Davies, who was impressive all game for Bolton, scored from close range on 67 minutes to give Bolton all three points. With that defeat, Huddersfield have dropped to 19th place, just 3 points above the relegation places.