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Bielsa hails ‘significant win’ over Derby

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has hailed his side’s significant win, following a 2-0 victory over Derby Country at Elland Road on Friday night.

The Championship leaders had lost two of their last four games, conceding eight times in that run. The Rams represented a tough test of their promotion credentials on Friday night and Bielsa was clearly delighted with the result which came courtesy of a Kemar Roofe flicked finish and a close range strike from Jack Harrison.

“If we take into account the quality of the opponent and the fact that we lost the last two Championship games, it’s a very significant win.’’ Bielsa told Sky Sports.

”We had to defend very well and this made it easier.”

The win leaves Leeds on 54 points, seven points clear of third placed Sheffield United, who have played a game less.

Their Argentinean manager is looking to end a 15 year exile from the top flight and will know the significance of results like this one, against a decent opponent.

With a lot of football ahead, Bielsa will hope they can put their recent blip behind them and continue on with their promotion push.

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