With three points under our belt from the weekend’s return to Championship action against Luton Town, Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa made the trip on Tuesday evening to the Madejski Stadium to face Reading.
Having failed to get a single shot on target, it probably felt like it was going to be another one of those games for Leeds fans and in many ways it was. We dominated in our usual fashion and had double the chances on target, but come the end of the game we’d tested their goalkeeper the same amount of times as they made Kiko Casilla move – twice.
Jack Harrison’s effort proved all important though as he found the back of the net in the 87th minute to send all three points our way and send us to the top of the Championship table – albeit, probably only temporarily.
Still, a win is a win.
Speaking to the BBC following the full time whistle, our Argentine gaffer said of the performance.
“It was a tight match. They have good players and they are able to create danger even if they don’t command the match. It’s a signal of the maturity and experience of my team. In the second half we kept our intensity and we achieved the difference in this sense. Three dynamic players were involved in the goal; Alioski, Costa and Harrison. They have the ability to surprise the opponent and they did it with the last chance. When you are the top of the league, of course it is better than other positions. But it’s also true that today it doesn’t mean a lot.”