A few Whites supporters have been reacting on social media, after Leeds United StatZone shared that the club have not conceded a goal against Reading since March 2018.
United have faced the Royals three times all in the Championship since the Berkshire outfit last found the back of our net, including a 1-0 win at Elland Road in November 2018, a 3-0 win at the Madejski Stadium in March 2019 and our 1-0 win on the road last November.
Stuart Dallas ensured we began that run with a win when the Northern Ireland international poked home from close range, but it was goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell that ensured we kept a clean sheet as well.
The now-Burnley shot-stopper denied Marc McNulty a late equaliser when he saved the centre-forward’s spot-kick low to the left corner, after referee Mike Dean penalised Barry Douglas for bringing Josh Sims down on the edge of the area.
Can Leeds go four games without conceding to Reading?
The late spot-kick would have been a bitter pill to swallow had McNulty converted, as Leeds commanded 65.1% of possession, took 18 shots to nine and completed 500 passes (85%) to 221 (72%), per WhoScored data.
Boss Marcelo Bielsa’s unbeaten run against Reading continued on his first visit to the Madejski Stadium with 61.5% of the possession, 13 shots to nine and 495 completed passes (82%) to 267 (72%).
The Argentine then saw his winning run over the Royals edge to three in November with 66.5% of the possession, 16 shots to eight and 412 completed passes (80%) to 167 (64%) though needed an 87th-minute goal from Jack Harrison to take all three points.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to United’s outstanding recent record of not conceding goals to Reading under Bielsa…
Did you just jinx us? 😂 https://t.co/fhX5kjiL2z
— Leeds United Managers (@ManagersLeeds) February 19, 2020
Food for the glass half full brigade.
— Dastardly Davie esq. 🇬🇧 (@Dav_m160) February 19, 2020
Thanks to BPF who saved a last minute penalty last season
— Richard Lang (@richardlang05) February 19, 2020
Annnnddd jinxed. https://t.co/YYVCkoaGLR
— Leeds Media 💙💛 (@media_leeds) February 19, 2020
Why did you say that! 😫
— jason waller (@Jasonwaller71) February 19, 2020
Goal Reading 90+3 https://t.co/67P5ulMAc3
— Zee (@ZSJaved123) February 19, 2020
In other Leeds United news, a Sky Sports pundit has claimed Bielsa has misused a £32.5k-p/w ace this season.