Chesterfield: Leeds United 2 Spireites 1

Action from Leeds v Spireites
Action from Leeds v Spireites
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A spirited Chesterfield performance wasn’t quite enough to cause an upset at Championship side Leeds United.

The Spireites took a deserved lead through Eoin Doyle, but two minutes of mayhem turned the Capital One Cup tie on its head at Elland Road.

Michael Brown levelled the scores with a thunderbolt before a clinical finish from Dominic Poleon scored what proved to be the winner just after the half-hour mark.

Nathan Smith almost forced the game into extra time when his right-footed drive smacked the foot of the post in injury time.

Leeds (4-4-2): Kenny 6; Thompson 6, Pearce 7, Lees 6, Drury 6; Norris 6 (Murphy 58), Green 6 (C), Brown 7, White 7 (McCormack 58); Smith 7, Poleon 7. Subs not used:Ashdown; Hunt, Varney, Hall, Mowatt.

Chesterfield (4-4-1-1): Lee 7; Talbot 6 (C), Edwards 6, Hird 7, Smith 6; Darikwa 6 (O’Shea 63), Morsy 6, Ryan 7, Humphreys 6 (Richards 76); Roberts 7; Doyle 6 (Gnanduillet 67). Subs not used: Chapman; Brown, Togwell, Cooper.

Goals: Doyle 18; Brown 29, Poleon 31.

Bookings: Thompson 50; Ryan 68, Morsy 85, Lee 90+2.

Attendance: 17,466.

Full report: Thursday’s Star