Leeds United galloped five points clear at the top of the Championship table on Friday evening, when they saw off Derby County 2-0 at Elland Road, and after the contest their fans were raving about a young star.

The Whites took full advantage of their opportunity to pile on the pressure on their promotion rivals, ahead of their matches on Saturday, and they will watch on with interest to see how those clubs respond.

Leeds’ match with Derby was a high profile encounter in the lead up to the match, but there was a certain tetchiness about it after it was revealed that Marcelo Bielsa sent a spy to watch the Rams train earlier in the week.

That did not make too much difference to the outcome in Yorkshire though, as the Whites played free-flowing football with a freedom and a swagger in keeping with a side who look to be racing clear in the Championship.

In contrast to that, it was evident to see that Frank Lampard’s team were shackled and playing with pressure on their shoulders and Leeds were quick to take full advantage.

Kemar Roofe gave the Whites the lead in the first half of the contest, before Jack Harrison doubled the lead shortly after the break to secure the three points.

Despite not being on the scoresheet, it was Leeds youngster Jack Clarke who caught the most attention both during the match, and on social media after it.

The attacking talent set up the first goal for Roofe and then put in a thoroughly impressive performance for the Whites in what could be a pivotal victory in their season.

Leeds supporters have seen Clarke’s credentials a fair bit in recent times and they were on display once again on Friday evening. Their followers were quick to comment on his outing on Twitter after the final whistle.

Here are some of their messages:

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