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Leeds boss Redfearn celebrates first win

Leeds arrested an eight-game winless run and Neil Redfearn tasted his first victory as permanent head coach as Blackpool were beaten 3-1 at Elland Road.

Leeds United head coach gets his first win since taking permanent charge Credit: Press Association

His first two games yielded a point but the slump was halted against the league's bottom side, with Liam Cooper, Souleymane Doukara and Mirco Antenucci all doing the damage by half-time.

That ensured the second half was a less-than-entertaining affair, although an improved showing from Blackpool and a consolation from Nile Ranger at least offers new manager Lee Clark some hope for after the international break.

Leeds have struggled to start well in nearly all of their games this season but there was no suggestion of sluggishness here.

They were at Blackpool from the off and it took 10 minutes for the visitors to get a meaningful touch outside of their own half, but by then they trailed 1-0.

Antenucci set the tone, shooting inside a minute and testing Joe Lewis, while the Italian striker also had an effort bundled over the bar having overlooked an easier chance to shoot.

The resulting corner led to the goal, though, with the ball eventually sitting up nicely for Cooper on the edge of the box and the defender scoring his first for Leeds with a sweet half-volley that Lewis never saw.

Liam Cooper scores his first goal for Leeds Credit: Press Association

Leeds twice conceded quickly after scoring in a 2-2 draw with Charlton on Tuesday so were desperate for a second. Antenucci should have given them one when his brilliant pull-down put him clean through, with his floated shot narrowly wide.

A second arrived on the 30-minute mark, however, with Doukara finishing off a length-of-the-field move. Sharp passing from Sam Byram and Tommaso Bianchi released Adryan and, after running 50 yards with the ball the Brazilian slid in Doukara who did the rest from just inside the box.

There would be not let-up either and before the break it was three. Alex Mowatt put Doukara away and his cross was cleared as far as Antenucci who was able to celebrate the birth of his first child in the early hours with a volley from the edge of the box which went in via a deflection off Charles Dunne.

It was a half to forget for the visitors and they at least started the second in a better manner, with Ranger sent on to add a presence and the one-time Leeds trialist heading wide from a corner.

David Perkins also whistled a shot just wide, giving a nod to stern words Clark will have delivered at the break, and when Ranger headed in a 74th-minute corner it was deserved.

Antenucci nearly hit back with a fourth as Lewis spilled his shot, with Peter Clarke getting in to clear as Doukara lurked, before Ishmael Miller nearly gave the home side a real fright with a low shot which was inches wide.

Leeds Head Coach still looking for first win

Leeds United head coach Darko Milanic is still waiting for his first win in the Championship since taking charge just over a month ago.

This week Milanic has had to cope with the fallout of a racism row involving defender Guiseppe Bellusci, who's been accused of making racist comments during Tuesday night's one all draw at Norwich.

Now he has to turn his attention to another big game against fourth placed Wolves at Elland Road.

Belgian player reveals Leeds owner Cellino's superstitions

Freddy Frans has revealed the chaos that surrounded his proposed move to Leeds United prior to moving to Partick Thistle.

Suspicious mind: Leeds United Owner Massimo Cellino has strong superstitions Credit: Press Association

The Belgian centre-back looked set to secure a switch to Elland Road.

Then-Leeds Head Coach David Hockaday was interested in the move, and invited Frans to have talks with United owner Massimo Cellino, and that is when things took a rather strange turn.

Frans told the Daily Record: “I thought I had seen everything when I left Belgium – but then I arrived at Leeds.

"I was so happy to be signing for Leeds as well, it was a big step.

"My agent spoke to the owner and he said if Hockaday liked me I’d sign. I played two games and he said he wanted to sign me.

“I had to give him details about my star signs and all this stuff. He doesn’t like the number 17 or the colour purple among other things.

“We heard a few strange stories, like the one about Paddy Kenny not getting a deal because his birthday was on the 17th. Crazy.

“I was so happy to be signing for Leeds as well, it was a big step.

“But then I started to get suspicious as the deal wasn’t done and two Italian centre-backs arrived.

“Still Hockaday said he wanted me but they lost in a cup-tie to Brentford and he got sacked so I was back to Belgium.”

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Terriers boss Powell backs 'Rooney Rule'

Huddersfield manager Chris Powell says he would back introducing a similar approach to NFL's 'Rooney Rule' in a bid to introduce more black coaches and managers into English football.

Huddersfield Town Manager Chris Powell Credit: Press Association

Only two out of the 92 professional clubs in the English Football League are black, with Powell at the Terriers and Keith Curle at Carlisle United.

FA chairman Greg Dyke has revealed a group has been looking into what can be done to address the problem with the NFL's 'Rooney Rule', which states American football teams must interview at at least one black or ethnic minority candidate when hiring a head coach, being considered.

Speaking to TalkSport, Powell believes adopting such a rule, or something similar to it, is worth analysing.

He said: "I think there’s an avenue we can go down, not entirely the Rooney rule, but I think there’s an avenue we can go down because people get despondent.

"Black coaches and ethnic miniority coaches do get despondent. I’ve spoken to them, I’ve had chats with them in the summer at St George's Park. There’s a lot of work going on at the FA and at the PFA but there’s a long way to go.

"I just feel the Premier League, the Football League, the PFA and the LMA, they all have to – if they’re serious about it – get around the table and see what route is best for us in the UK."

M'voto Joins Barnsley

Jean-Yves M'voto - Barnsley's new signing. Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Barnsley have today completed the signing of French defender Jean-Yves M’voto from Oldham Athletic.

The 6' 4" defender, who began his career at PSG, made 123 appearances for the Latics after joining the Boundary Park side from Sunderland two years ago.

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