By Dave Woods

23rd Sep, 2019 | 5:17pm

Three things we learned from Leeds 1-1 Derby

Well, this was a frustrating game. 

Definitely a case of two points dropped, Leeds absolutely dominated Derby, finally got their deserved breakthrough in the 20th minute through a Max Lowe own goal, before imploding in the second half.

Mateusz Klich missed a penalty in the 70th minute and it was a shocker, a nonchalant shot that went well wide of the left-hand post.

Derby popped up with a scarcely-believable equaliser in the 91st minute with their first shot on target in the biggest smash & grab the Championship is likely to see this season.

Here are the three things we learned from the game:

1. Bamford must be benched
Yes, he does a lot of things very well and he holds up the ball and opens the game out to his teammates.

But Bamford also misses a lot of chances and he wasted an absolutely gilt-edged opportunity on Saturday.

Leeds had 13 shots to Derby’s five, five on target to Derby’s one. The attack momentum graph from SofaScore shows the most one-sided game of the weekend after Man City’s 8-0 drubbing of Watford.

You can see from the graph that Derby only came into the game after the penalty miss and that wasn’t Bamford’s fault. But the game should already have been won by that point. It’s time for Eddie Nkeitah to start against Charlton.

2. Fans get nervy

The atmosphere at Elland Road was incredible on Saturday, up until the point when Klich missed the penalty. Then the air was sucked out of Elland Road and nerves took over.

You could hear a pin drop as if everyone in the crowd knew what was coming. And that was transmitted to the players.

The Leeds fans can’t be faulted but we need to be there for the full 90 minutes and we need to keep the noise up when something goes wrong.

3. By far the best team in the league

Leeds were in a different class on Saturday. And they haven’t played a game yet this season where they haven’t absolutely dominated. We just need to put our chances away and we’d be running away with the league. Helder Costa and Nektiah can make the difference.