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EFL investigate Leeds 'spy' at Derby

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The EFL have launched a formal investigation after Derby complained that Leeds United sent a 'spy' to the club's training ground last week.

The incident happened the day before the clubs met in the Sky Bet Championship, a game which Leeds won 2-0.

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The EFL have now written to Leeds to "seek observations" after the club apologised to Derby County and issued a statement saying they will remind head coach Marcelo Bielsa of the club's principles of "integrity and honesty".

Bielsa admitted to sending an individual to spy on the training session, prompting the EFL to launch the formal investigation.

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If it is found that Leeds United have breached the rules, a full range of potential sanctions are available to the EFL, including a warning, a points deduction or financial penalties.

The Football Association are also considering the matter.

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