HUDDERSFIELD 2 (Atkinson 12, Clayton 43 pen) LEEDS 4 (Tonge 35, Becchio 37, 86, Norris 70)
Huddersfield: Smithies, Clarke, Gerrard, Clayton, Ward, Arfield (Hammill 76), Lee (Vaughan 64), Church, Arkinson, Hunt, Lynch (Woods 57). Subs: Bennett, Norwood, Scannell, Novak.
Leeds: Kenny, Byram, Tate, Lees, Peltier, Tonge (Brown 90), Green, Norris, Thomas (Hall 63), Becchio (Gray 90), McCormack. Subs: Pearce, Ashdown, White, Diouf.
Referee: M Dean
Leeds United made it three wins in a row after taking the derby honours with a sparkling four-goal haul at Huddersfield on Saturday lunchtime.
Neil Warnock's side fell behind early in the contest, but United stormed back and were dominant for the biggest part.
Having beaten Crystal Palace and Leicester, Warnock made just one change to his starting line-up with Ross McCormack coming in for El-Hadji Diouf. Jason Pearce also returned to the bench after completing his suspension.
The Huddersfield side included the club's former midfielder Adam Clayton and they were also managed by United's promotion winning manager Simon Grayson.
Leeds had started the livelier of the two sides on what looked a difficult, bobbly surface. McCormack almost found a way through early on and both Luciano Becchio and Jerome Thomas seemed to have plenty of space.
But it was the hosts who took the lead on 12 minutes when a neat passing move opened Leeds up at the first time of asking and Chris Atkinson was able to slot the ball past Paddy Kenny.
Huddersfield looked to move the ball quickly and incisively when in possession while United were more laboured, particularly in the final third. Both Paul Green and Michael Tonge were industrious, but it was Sam Byram who created the first chance when Ross McCormack had a header blocked by a home defender shortly before the half-hour.
At the other end, Kenny had to save from Atkinson after Huddersfield moved it from back to front quickly.
But it was 1-1 on 35 minutes when, after Green had made another good forward run, Becchio headed the midfielder cross back into space and Alex Smithies made a real hash of Tonge's strike with the ball squirming under his body.
And it was 2-1 within two minutes when Tonge fed McCormack and the striker laid it back for his strike partner Becchio who smashed it past Smithies with a wonderful strike.
Huddersfield were back level before half-time, though, when referee Mike Dean pointed to the penalty spot for a foul by Becchio as a cross was swung into the box. Clayton converted the spot-kick to make it 2-2.
United were looking by far the better team when the home side levelled, but it was Huddersfield who were carved out the first opening of the second period when Alan Lee headed a cross over the bar. Almost immediately, Leeds responded with a good move forward and Thomas lifted a shot just over the top.
McCormack was next to try his luck when he shot at Smithies while Thomas sent another strike close after good work by the Scot. A McCormack corner was also cleared off the line after Byram met it in the box with a looping header.
But United were back in front on 70 minutes. A sustained spell of pressure that had seen Huddersfield defending with nine behind the ball, was rewarded when David Norris stroked the ball home to make it 3-2.
Substitute Ryan Hall came within a whisker of adding a fourth, but he was denied by the fingertips of Smithies after more great work by McCormack. The Huddersfield keepers also saved a glancing header from Green as United pressed for a fourth goal to wrap the game up.
And it was game over with less than five minutes on the clock when after holding the ball up well on the left flank, a cross was swung in, and Becchio was able to head past Smithies to put the seal on a fine victory for Leeds.
Late substitute Michael Brown almost made it even more painful for the hosts when shot over the top in the final minute.