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Bielsa owns up to spying as Leeds beat Derby to extend Championship lead

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Leeds extended their lead at the top of the Championship with a 2-0 win over Derby, but victory was marred by manager Marcelo Bielsa's admission he was responsible for a spying scandal that left Derby boss Frank Lampard furious. Derby released a statement earlier on Friday saying police had been called to their training ground on Thursday to investigate an intruder "acting suspiciously". Bielsa, who has enjoyed a storied career in charge of Argentina, Chile and a host of European clubs, claimed he had used the practice of spying on opposition's training sessions for nearly 20 years dating back to Argentina's qualifying campaign for the 2002 World Cup.

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