Derby County's form has been choppy in the last six games and they yet to put to put together a back-to-back sequence of wins since defeating Watford 1-2 at Vicarage Road.
Leeds United on the other hand have been in complete freefall. only winning once in the last six games - ironically a 2-0 win against Derby.
64th min: Inside the box, Martin knocks the ball back for Hendrick who shoots rather tamely - his shot doesn't even reach the penalty spot before it is cleared. Russell picks up the ball but losses it during an attempted dribble.
There are two other matches in the Championship today. Ipswich lead Charlton 2-0 - Daryl Murphy getting the latest goal. The other match between Wigan and Sheffield United remains 0-0.
56th min: Leeds are in complete disarray now. Ibe puts in a cross on the left and Cooper clears it from the grasp of his goalkeeper. The ball winds up with Derby again and Martin ends up with a free header he really should have scored from. Instead, he headers wide and doesn't test the keeper from inside the 6 yard box.
53rd min: Will Hughes had options but decided to go for goal himself. His effort is on target but doesn't trouble the goalkeeper. Derby are completely on top of things as it stands.
52nd min: Ibe fires a left footed shot from outside the box and it goes narrowly wide.
47th min: GOAL! Jake Buxton headers in Jeff Hendrick's free kick on the left to double Derby's advantage.
Referee Keith Stroud blows the whistle for the second half.
Stats from the 1st half:
Derby 63% - 37% Leeds
Derby 6 - 4 Leeds
Shots on Target
Derby 2 - 0 Leeds
Leeds 4 - 1 Derby
Leeds 5 - 6 Derby
45+3 min: Whistle for the 1st half blows and Derby have a 1-0 lead. Leeds have prevented Derby from playing but a bit of inspiration from Hughes has given Derby the lead.
45th min: Three minutes stoppage time to be allocated for the 1st half.
44th min: Russell's corner falls to Ibe outside the box who hits a wonderful left-footed volley that gave the goalkeeper some trouble.
41st min: GOAL! Will Hughes picks up the ball from the edge of the box and moves progressively to the left byline. He cuts the ball back into the box and Mowatt ends up putting it into his own net. Derby County 1-0 Leeds United.
37th min: This is more like it! Christie side steps a challenge and puts in a cross for Martin but it is again cleared before he can put a finishing touch to it. Frustrating!
36th min: First real piece of quality in an otherwise feisty match. Jordon Ibe beats two players on the left and whips in a cross. Martin breaks his neck to make it into the box on time but it is cleared before his feet.
30th min: Alex Mowatt goes into the book for a late tackle on Johnny Russell.
28th min: Tommaso Bianchi has a shot from outside the Derby box but it sails wide of the target.
27th min: Diving has been a topical subject recently and Jordon Ibe does himself no favours here. As he tried to turn into the box, he lost the ball and threw himself to the ground. No card given, however.
25th min: Liam Cooper and Chris Martin have a clash of heads and Cooper appears to have come off worse. The defender is in a heap on the floor as physios attend to him. Leeds have already had a defender substituted and will want to avoid another.
18th min: Doukara plays a through ball into Antenucci who peels off to the right channel. He is closely marked however, and fires wide a shot from a difficult angle.
16th min: Christie whips in a good cross on the right wing and the Leeds goalkeeper fails to catch it after coming out. Ibe keeps the ball alive in the box and slips a pass to Chris Martin, though the striker fails to get a shot on target.
8th min: Gaetano Berardi replaces Stephen Warnock.
7th min: Ibe gets the ball into Will Hughes who is on the edge of the box, although his shot is blocked.
6th min: Rudolph Austin passes to Doukara who has his shoot blocked from outside the box.
3rd min: Play resumes.
2nd min: OUCH! Stephen Warnock twists his ankle after Jordon Ibe fell inadvertently on his trailing leg. Play is delayed as Warnock hobbles to his feet in discomfort.
1st min: Jeff Hendrick is booked for a raised foot.