Leeds United boss Neil Warnock was full of praise for his players after playing most of the game with ten men against the league leaders and only losing to two late goals.
Warnock felt they could have won the game had Ross McCormack or Robert Snodgrass taken their chances in the second half.
Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Warnock said, “I couldn`t fault any of the players. I thought they gave everything and some of the lads probably didn`t realise they could do what they did in the game.
“”We came to the best side in the league who are very comfortable and home and we had the best chances in the second half. Ross hit the post and Snoddy should have scored. With seventeen minutes to go they would have been panicking but that`s life, we didn`t get the rub of the green.”
Leeds had to play almost eighty minutes with ten men after youngster Zac Thompson was shown a straight red card for a tackle on Jobi McAnuff.
Despite this, Andy Lonergan had been a virtual spectator with a resolute Leeds rear-guard keeping out the Reading attack until the final six minutes of the game.
By this time, Leeds could have quite easily have led having created the best chances of the game.
Snodgrass and McCormack both had free kicks saved by Adam Federici in the Reading goal and McCormack saw another effort clip the outside of the post with Federici stranded.
The best chance for Leeds fell to Snodgrass but he could only direct his shot from close range straight at Federici and they were made to pay for their misses when Reading substitute Adam Le Fondre netted twice in the closing minutes.
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