By Danny Wright

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough has hailed a “top class” performance from Leeds United after his side were demolished 5-0 at Elland Road on Saturday.

The Whites were in sensational form as they moved to second place in the Championship, extending their unbeaten run to six games – with the last five seeing them keeping clean sheets on every occasion.

Debutant Pierre-Michel Lasogga bagged a brace while Kalvin Phillips, Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe also got themselves on the scoresheet.

Now, Clough, whose father Brian had a very poor stint as manager for Leeds in the past, has boldly claimed that the Yorkshire giants are in solid contention for promotion to the Premier League this season.

When asked if promotion is a possibility for Leeds, Clough was quoted by Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay on his personal Twitter account as saying: “If they play like that, certainly. They were top class.”

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Clough’s Burton are widely expected to battle for survival in the Championship this season and Saturday’s resounding defeat at Leeds put them in the bottom three with the worst goal difference in the division.

Leeds will no doubt be looking forward to returning to action on Tuesday night when Harry Redknapp’s Birmingham side travels to Elland Road in the league.

Blues will be going into that fixture on the back of having lost 1-0 to Norwich on Saturday.

In other Leeds United news, Pontus Jansson has posted an amusing message on Twitter after the win against Burton.

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