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Mirco Antenucci nets twice as Leeds stun Derby

Leeds United stunned Championship leaders Derby County 2-0 yesterday.

Mirco Antenucci's brace secured a first win in 13 attempts for the Whites against their visitors, with Leeds' last success against them having come in 2005.

"I thought we were excellent, they are a top side, you can see that," Leeds boss Neil Redfearn said. "They caused us problems and it was a great game with two sides trying to play football. The finishing was out of the top drawer.

"To me this is part of the progression. I think we have been playing well and have played well in games and not got what we've deserved. Today we did and the more we put these performances in the better we will get."

Aside from two-goal Antenucci, Redfearn had praise for teenage midfielders Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt, who orchestrated the Leeds aggressive display.

"They are getting better and better, getting more experience and getting their feet under the table," he said.

"We came on to them and it shocked them. They played well but we were better."

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