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Summary

  1. All the action and reaction as Leeds United take on Reading in the Championship
  2. Leeds won first game in five away at Birmingham on Tuesday night
  3. Hector puts Reading in front before Diagouraga heads one in for Leeds
  4. Wood scores tenth goal of season to get Leeds ahead
  5. Rakels equalises before Wood knocks in second of game for three points

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By Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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Leeds 3-2 Reading

Chris Wood
Rex Features

Eleven goals for Chris Wood so far this season, and he's helped Leeds up to 12th in the Championship.

Steve Evans told BBC Radio Leeds he's hoping to sit down with the President soon to discuss his future at the club.

You can listen to our post-match interview with Evans here.

We'll be back on Tuesday for the clash with Wolves. Until then, thank you very much for joining us, and enjoy the rest of your evening!

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Leeds 3-2 Reading

"We've said to Luke Murphy that he won't get into the team just passing - he has to be courageous and make tackles," Evans said.

"In the last month you've seen him be as good as anyone in both departments. He's a real stalwart of the team and we were able to get fresh legs on around him.

"The goal was basic defending and we pointed it out at half-time and we got through to the players. My message to them was how do we get ourselves back into this football match?

"I said at 2-2 I can't fault what my players are doing here, and it's a great sign for any Leeds United footballer when Chris Wood puts you in front and gets you three points."

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Leeds 3-2 Reading

@WYSdaily WYS evens brought in to stay in this league "job done". Deserves another year to bring his own players in and pre season.

@WYSdaily fantastic match today. All team looked superb. Wood looks fitter than ever. My man of the match was Murphy. Bring on next season

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Leeds 3-2 Reading

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

Leeds did deserve this victory overall and they battled their way to a win.

They’ve shown they can bounce back and that’s a side I’ve been wanting to see.

You have to get results whatever it takes and have that strength of character. We’ve seen that today – Leeds have made their moments count.  

Steve Evans on today's win

Leeds 3-2 Reading

Steve Evans
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"The players deserve enormous credit, especially with a lot of 24-hour viruses going around the camp," Steve Evans told BBC Radio Leeds.

"I was quite hard with them at half time, then we got people further up the pitch near Chris and that worked for us.

"We feel particularly robbed about the equaliser but that's when you find out if you have character. We've been vocal today to get more drive and energy out of them and the young kids we brought on gave them some freshness."

Noel on Chris Wood

Leeds 3-2 Reading

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

I believed in Chris Wood and when he gets the right service, he gets goals.

You don't see three goals at Elland Road very often from Leeds and it's been an entertaining game.

Strikers work on confidence and although his overall game is good, he's not judged on that. 

He's judged on goals and I'm happy his hard work has paid off. He looks sharper and hungrier and that is the key.

Leeds safe in Championship

Leeds 3-2 Reading

Mathematically that's now Leeds safe, Championship football again next term #lufc #lufclive

Popey on the victory

Leeds 3-2 Reading

Adam Pope

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

It was, in the end, entertaining.

It did go flat in the first half but Chris Wood, for me, had a great game and was unlucky not to get a hat-trick.

We thought it might be a dull game at certain times at the first half and I think Leeds will look back happy with the win but disappointed with the way Reading scored their goals.

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Leeds 3-2 Reading

@WYSdaily THAT team in in the top half of the championship. shows how poor the division is, with a bit of quality added we can get out of it

Got to hand to woods, kept on going all season and never gives up that's a Leeds player we want @WYSdaily

Noel on today's win

Leeds 3-2 Reading

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

We needed to follow up the good displays at Burnley and Birmingham with a victory here.

It wasn't perfect but it’s a win at Elland Road, which is something we needed more of.

FULL TIME: LEEDS 3-2 READING

Chris Wood
Rex Features

Thanks to a Chris Wood brace, Leeds have won their first game at Elland Road since 5th March.

Leeds only have themselves to blame for the two goals they conceded but they've got three points, Chris Wood has two goals and they're making a decent end to the season. Let us know your thoughts, Leeds fans, by tweeting us @wysdaily

Leeds 3-2 Reading

Chris Wood has a chance to make it a hat-trick as Lewis Cook breaks and tees him up, but he blazes it over the bar.

Leeds 3-2 Reading

Leeds make their final change, as Lewie Coyle comes on for Stuart Dallas.

Leeds 3-2 Reading

Reading win a free-kick on the corner of United's box, and Leeds head it away. Five minutes of extra time ahead...

@WYSdaily @APOPEY Chris Wood is like a completely different player since he came back from injury, a lot sharper. Really impressed recently

Leeds 3-2 Reading

As it stands, Leeds are 12th in the Championship. They really have to make sure they don't switch off now, as Liam Cooper gets a yellow for a blatant trip on Garath McCleary.

Leeds 3-2 Reading

Chris Wood was so quick to react to that Reading slip in the build-up to the goal. He was around the defender and sliding the ball under the keeper before Reading really had time to react.

BreakingGOAL WOOD: LEEDS 3-2 READING

That's two for Chris Wood and from some superb play down the left.

Reading get into a real mess at the back and a slip allows Wood to get in and slip the ball under Ali Al Habsi. Be an interesting last five minutes!

Leeds 2-2 Reading

The linesman had the flag raised in the build-up to the equaliser, but play continued, Reading scored and now Leeds are on the back foot.

BreakingGOAL RAKELS: LEEDS 2-2 READING

Ah. That's not gone well for Leeds - in fact, it is dire defending again that's cost Leeds a goal.

Simon Cox hits the bar, it comes back out and Deniss Rakels manages to slice the rebound in from close range. Leeds are furious as they had a decision go against them in the build up, but they still completely switched off.

Leeds 2-1 Reading

Leeds make their second change, as Mirco Antenucci makes way for Lee Erwin.

Leeds 2-1 Reading

Leeds have a decision overturned and are given a free-kick that was initially given to Reading. It's volleyed forward to Giuseppe Bellusci, before Reading knock it out to Ola John on the wide left.

Leeds 2-1 Reading

A superb save from Marco Silvestri denies Jake Cooper. Cooper, from close range, headed the ball down and Silvestri shimmied across and hammered it away off the line.

Leeds 2-1 Reading

Reading make another sub, with Ola John coming on for Lucas Piazon. 

Leeds 2-1 Reading

Garath McCleary gives away the ball on the edge of the area and Leeds break, before Stuart Dallas goes down and wins Leeds a free-kick.

Leeds 2-1 Reading

Deniss Rakels gets a head to the Reading corner, but it's a tight angle and he can only tip it over the bar.

Leeds 2-1 Reading

Stephen Quinn has a go from close range after linking up nicely with Andrew Taylor, but it's blocked away for a corner.

Leeds 2-1 Reading

Reading make their first change, as George Evans makes way for Deniss Rakels.

BreakingGOAL WOOD: LEEDS 2-1 READING

That's the tenth goal of the season from Chris Wood, and well worked by Leeds to put them in front!

Wood barged his way into the box, rose to meet Charlie Taylor's cross from the left and headed it in off the bar.

In fact the ball went onto the bar and down and Ali Al Habsi smacked it away off the line, but the linesman said it was a goal.

Leeds 1-1 Reading

Kalvin Phillips gets his first touch as he meets Mirco Antenucci's low cross into the box. It's blocked back out and Phillips can't get a second shot away.

@WYSdaily working at a care home and waking up the residents shouting, come on Leeds!

Leeds 1-1 Reading

Leeds make their first change, as Kalvin Phillips comes on for Toumani Diagouraga.

Leeds 1-1 Reading

Charlie Taylor finally whips his corner into a crowded penalty box, and it's cleared back out to Lewis Cook, before he drills it past Chris Wood at the near post.

Leeds 1-1 Reading

Leeds win a corner, which is delayed as there's some shoving between Garath McCleary and Mirco Antenucci. The referee has a word and then gives them both yellows.

Leeds 1-1 Reading

After that fast start from Leeds it's all gone a bit scrappy, as a poor ball from Toumani Diagouraga hands Reading a free-kick.

Leeds 1-1 Reading

A lovely ball from Gaetano Berardi in the penalty area goes begging as Chris Wood goes down under a challenge, before Reading clear by hoofing the ball into their own dugout.

Leeds 1-1 Reading

Reading have their first real attack on goal of this half and Lucas Piazon has a shot, but there's not much power behind it and it goes low and wide of Marco Silvestri.

Leeds 1-1 Reading

Leeds are well on top at the minute - they look much more comfortable attacking than trying to defend.

Leeds 1-1 Reading

So, so close to a second goal for Leeds! A lovely ball from Charlie Taylor finds Chris Wood at the near post. Wood dives but his header is hit flat and it goes wide.

Today's official attendance at Elland Road is 20,881 (480 from @ReadingFC). Thank you for your support! #lufc

Leeds 1-1 Reading

That's Toumani Diagouraga's second goal for Leeds this season, and it was that lovely cross from Gaetano Berardi that set it all up.

BreakingGOAL DIAGOURAGA: LEEDS 1-1 READING

That's more like it - some lovely hold up play allows Toumani Diagouraga to head one into the net.

Great build up from Chris Wood and Gaetano Berardi, with an unmarked Diagouraga rising to meet Berardi's superb cross and heading it past the keeper.

Leeds 0-1 Reading

It's a quiet start to the second half, a bit of head tennis from Leeds aside.