Matt Smith was sent off for Leeds early in the second half but they were already two goals down and the rout only got worse after the dismissal
David Moyes, the Manchester United manager, has said “a lot” of his players are giving their best but admitted that might not be enough as the club today seek to avoid losing four consecutive games in a season for the first time in 53 years.
The players will be thinking of the glory, but for the men trying to keep Grimsby Town, Kidderminster Harriers and Macclesfield Town afloat, it is the riches on offer in the FA Cup third round that makes it worth diverting the Conference trio’s attention from the quest to regain Football League status.
Two goals from Danny Ings lifted Burnley back up the table into second place with a 3-2 win at home to Huddersfield. The striker has now scored 19 goals in all competitions. Full-back Kieran Trippier sealed victory 11 minutes from time as Martin Paterson scored twice for the Terriers on his first return to Turf Moor since leaving Burnley in the summer. Leicester City stay top of the league after a 3-1 win at Millwall.
Storms caused by Atlantic depression left 7,000 customer without electricity in Northern Ireland
Gianfranco Zola has resigned as manager of Sky Bet Championship club Watford.
The former Chelsea player took the Championship club to the play-off final last season
A round up of Saturday's Championship action
Neil Warnock once joked if he ever became Sheffield Wednesday manager he would do his best to get them relegated, instead he may become the man tasked with keeping the Championship club up.
Former Sheffield United manager is coveted by Wednesday chairman
Elsewhere there were wins for Blackpool and Yeovil while Barnsley's 3-0 defeat to Birmingham sees David Flitcroft sacked
21-year-old is regarded as a star of the future at the Emirates
Steve McClaren was unveiled as the Derby manager and must have wondered what he had let himself in for as his new side trailed Ipswich 4-1 after just 34 minutes. However, after a second-half fightback Derby clinched a 4-4 draw in an amazing game at Pride Park.
Burnley lead the charge alongside Leicester after wins against Charlton and Barnsley respectively
Move comes after Carlisle retired from professional football
Elsewhere there was comprehensive win for Watford while Manchester United youngster Jesse Lingard score four goals on his debut after loan move to Birmingham