Date: 22nd February 2020 at 7:46pm
Written by:
Leeds United
1 – 0
Reading

Elland Road

Championship

22/02/2020 3:00 pm

Attendance: 35483

Referee: Gillett

Leeds United Reading
Hernandez (57)
Casilla Cabral Barbosa
Ayling
 
Yiadom
White Morrison
Cooper Moore
Dallas Richards
Phillips 37 Tuncara Gomes
Helder Costa Rinomhota
Klich Meite
 
Hernandez 85 Swift
 
76
Harrison Olise
Bamford Puscas

Substitutes

Meslier Walker
Douglas Baldock
Alioski 37 Obita
Roberts Ejaria
Augustin Araruna Hoffman
Shackleton 85 Blackett
Casey Adam 76

Game Statistics

18 Goal attempts 8
5 On Target 2
6 Corners 3
12 Fouls 10
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
66 % 34

Following our earlier wobble in results, Leeds United are back on a run of unbeaten in three, and with today’s victory over Reading at Elland Road, it’s now back to back wins once again.

Welcoming Reading to our home soil, we had our usual control and dominance under manager Marcelo Bielsa, but with the visitors battling back hard, we needed a second half winner from Pablo Hernandez to send all three points and the win our way.

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In terms of the battle for the top, the result keeps us four points off top spot with West Bromwich Albion still holding that advantage, but following their draw on Friday evening, we are now five points ahead of third placed Fulham.

Plenty of games left to close the gap when it comes to the title challenge, we just need to keep on taking our chances when they come along.

But the win will do for this weekend and it should further calm the nerves that had developed.

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