RAMPANT Leeds United swept to a 4-1 Yorkshire derby win against near neighbours Huddersfield Town in blistering style.

Elland Road’s highest crowd of the season, 36,813, witnessed a breathtaking display of attacking first-half football as the Whites destroyed their Championship rivals from down the M62.

Crysensio Summerville and Dan James were restored to the Whites’ starting line-up after the midweek defeat at Stoke and scored a brace each as Huddersfield were blown away by the pace and skill of the Leeds attack.

Leeds manager Daniel Farke said: “It was an electrifying first half with some unbelievable offensive work, we were all over them, so many chances - it was not perfect because I got the feeling we didn’t make enough of our dominance, but at half-time you can’t complain too much.

“There were one or two situations when we allowed them too much, but we are pleased with the result and the performance. It was outstanding in our third game in seven days and we had one day less to recover.”

Leeds had already threatened to score with Joel Piroe denied a goal by an offside flag before they opened up the visitors with a blistering counter-attack on 20 minutes. Georginio Rutter’s perfectly judged long pass was superbly controlled by Summerville who sped deep into Huddersfield territory. The rising Dutch star fed James who drilled home from the edge of the box.

After that it was one-way traffic with the dazzling Summerville, James and Rutter tearing the visitors’ defence to shreds. The platform was provided by Ethan Ampadu and Glen Kamara who took complete control of the midfield. As desperate Huddersfield’s bookings increased so did the Leeds score.

Just beyond the half-hour Summerville’s nifty footwork created a gap for him to send a daisy-cutter past goalkeeper Lee Nicholls. Three minutes later more slick work by Piroe, Rutter and Summerville ended with James rattling in the third from a similar position to his first.

In added on time Rutter’s speed took him beyond the hapless Huddersfield defence and cut the ball back from the left to Summerville who buried a left-foot shot into the bottom corner.

Leeds, no doubt with one eye of Friday’s trip to Championship leaders Leicester City, conserved their energy in the second half and were happy to play keep-ball. With Huddersfield opting for damage limitation with a more compact shape the game fizzled out.

Farke took advantage of the scoreline to make plenty of changes which also disturbed United’s rhythm.

The visitors netted a consolation on 70 minutes when Sorba Thomas’ long-range effort cannoned off Illan Meslier’s chest and Michal Helik took advantage of the French goalkeeper’s mistake to tap the ball home. Despite that goal Leeds had little difficulty in cruising to a fourth successive league home win.

The exiting Summerville is now Leeds’ top Championship goalscorer with six goals. York-born Jack Clarke, who scored again in Sunderland’s 3-1 win against Norwich, is the Championship’s leading scorer with eight goals.