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Summary

  1. All the action from Reading v Leeds United
  2. Yann Kermorgant's first half goal proved decisive as he scored with a fierce strike from a Reading throw
  3. The Royals have ended a winless run of five league games against Leeds, having drawn two and lost three before today
  4. Leeds have now failed to score in five of their last six trips to the Madejski Stadium, scoring only in a 2-0 win in February 2015

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By Katie Whyatt

All times stated are UK

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Reading 1-0 Leeds

Thanks for joining us on the live blog tonight. 

It wasn't great from Leeds United by any stretch of the imagination - they upped the ante in the second half, but were undone by a costly first half mistake that they couldn't bounce back from. Yann Kermorgant's goal was the difference but Leeds remain in the top six. 

We'll be back on Tuesday 4th April, when Leeds travel to Brentford. 

Until then, enjoy the rest of your weekend. 

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Reading 1-0 Leeds

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GARRY MONK: You can see how hard we tried

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Garry Monk
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We put pressure on them in the second half and made them play a game they didn't want to play - they got breakaways, but that comes when you take risks. We're disappointed with the mistakes we made but if we'd got a point, you couldn't begrudge us that. We got punished for one of our mistakes. 

We don't know [on Pontus Jansson]. We'll assess all the players over this evening and tomorrow and will make decisions on who's ready then. The team that played against Brighton deserved to start this game. 

I want us to do well in all seven of the games left. You can see how hard we tried to put our mistakes right in the second half. This group are doing fantastically and we want to get as many points in the next seven games as we can. We have the mentality that we want to push and fight for as many points as we can. 

It's not a setback overall - they defended very well, and maybe we should have just played with a bit more of the pressure that we had. 

I haven't seen Cooper's challenge but he's 100% not that type of character. If anything has happened, it's 100% not on purpose. 

GARRY MONK: Our mistakes cost us

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Garry Monk
PA

First half, we made too many mistakes, uncharacteristically. We felt comfortable defending against them but we made too many mistakes that gave them their opportunities. I'm very happy with the effort in the second half and I don't think anyone could have begrudged us an equaliser - we were pushing in that second period. 

The only problems they were causing us were our own mistakes. If a team causes you problems, fair enough - but we caused our own, and that's disappointing. We had them in their own half in the second half. 

We had our chances to get the goals and could have easily scored a goal today. The group's effort in that second half shows where they are - we were on a seven game unbeaten run coming into this and will be ready for another unbeaten run after this. 

Play off race gripping

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Gareth Jones

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

I think this play off race is really intriguing - every team in there has weaknesses. We've said all season that we're not impressed by Reading - but they're up there. Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday have been inconsistent all season. Leeds have been strong and are hard to beat, but have had off-days. Huddersfield play great football but have come unstuck today. It might just come down to who can hold their nerve. 

A catalogue of Leeds mistakes

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

This could have ended up being a game where Leeds were just left trying to salvage some dignity. The number of saves Rob Green's produced from one-on-ones has kept them in this. 

Pedraza didn't look as lively as he has done. Sacko has, but wasn't in the game for stretches. Leeds gave the ball away cheaply and didn't get it to Chris Wood quickly enough. Discipline went and they made big mistakes, reacted late - there was a whole catalogue of mistakes in that peformance. 

How do you solve a problem like Hernandez?

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

Hernandez can be an influential player, but, away from home, I can't pick out the last time he influenced a game too much and really dictated a game from that midfield area. Games like this should suit him - Reading play football - but when he's not crated or added to proceedings today, would Roofe have been a better option at number ten? 

Herandez likes to put the ball out wide, then come across the box to get it again. Hernandez wants to create, but Roofe has the intent to score goals. 

More to Leeds than this

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

It's about being brave. If you're going to win games, you need to cause problems for the opposition. Leeds didn't do that today - they were just slow to everything. The second half was better but there's so much more to Leeds than what we've seen today. 

Leeds struggled today to really get to grips with this game. I don't think Reading are a great side but they dig in - and Leeds didn't challenge. 

A collective off-day

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

Four times - that's how many times Leeds have lost after coming back from the international break this season. 

I don't think it's a case of Jansson not being in the side - everyone was off it today. Decision making at crucial times was lacking, and things like that hurt you if you don't do them properly. It is a bad day at the office. 

Reading were gritty, determined and hard to beat against a Leeds side that found it difficult to create chances. 

Manner of the loss hurts

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

This Reading side are just average - if Leeds had lost against Newcastle or Brighton, fine, but Reading are not the kind of team you want to lose like this against. 

It was schoolboy errors that let Leeds down for the goal. 

Leeds made Reading look good

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Adam Pope

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

This could be a play off game at the end of the season - if the table doesn't move, this will be the game. Reading were average and Leeds made them look good - you'd fancy Leeds over two legs. Garry Monk has been saying from day one that Leeds are not good enough to only give 80, 85% - and today was a case in point. 

Leeds too obvious at times

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

Leeds improved in the second half but that performance left a lot to be desired. Leeds had loads of possession but didn't test the keeper enough. 

I think Leeds can be a little too obvious - how about trying midfield runs to test the back four, instead of trying to get the ball to Wood all the time? The crosses were poor and didn't beat the first man. Leeds got into good positions at times but poor balls let them down. They lacked options in the box. 

Leeds' mistakes costly

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Gareth Jones

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

The Leeds fans remain to applaud, even though they know they've seen one of the weaker Leeds performances since the turn of 2017 - and the Reading players are giving their own fans the fist pumps. 

The Reading goal was a great strike but came from Leeds' own mistake, switching off like they did far too many times today. Rob Green made at least three good saves from one-on-ones. 

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Leeds drop a place in the table and are supplanted by Reading. Still in the top six, though - and we'll have all the reaction. 

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Williams will knock a last-gasp Leeds run out of play - and Reading get it up the Leeds end as play continues. Leeds concede a throw - that must be it, surely. 

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Adam Pope

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Leeds have not taken their chances at all this half - couple that with a poor first half and you're left with a frustrating afternoon. 

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Jaap Stam is animated. That is all. 

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Taylor beats Williams and Berardi is running down the flank with pace, swinging in a teasing cross to the back post. Taylor cuts back infield to the penalty area and skips in with a - totally legal - challenge, but the referee blows for a foul. 

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Bartley leaps for the header but Reading clear for a Leeds throw. The ball comes back into the box and Bartley connects with it, but Kermorgant helps it away. 

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Leeds push forward via Doukara - who sees the ball out with real body strength to win a Leeds corner. 

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Adam Pope

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

I guess one point of view is that Leeds haven't played well today, but they've still left Reading rattled at times. 

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Six added minutes here. 

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Liam Cooper goes down under a strong - and pointless - challenge from Kermorgant. Only one man was going to win that and it wasn't the Reading one. Kermorgant into the book for punching the ball. 

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Taylor's cross flies into the penalty area and Roofe goes down - no penalty as more bottles fly onto the pitch from the Leeds end. 

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

Just. Put. It. Back. Into. The. Box. 

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Hernandez won't let this game die - he's twisting and turning his way into the Reading half like some sort of football contortionist, albeit one who's just failed to find a man. Still, he's won a free kick. Roofe goes in for the header but Charlie Taylor clears. 

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Berardi floats a ball into the Reading box but the flag is up for offside, as Roofe replaces Vieira. 

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Williams goes into the book for dissent, protesting after Moore concedes the initial foul. Leeds pack the box with men but Reading clear, again. 

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Taylor's cross finds Vieira at the back post, but he doesn't catch the volley well and Al-Habsi gathers with ease.

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Leeds pack men behind the ball as Danny Williams picks up to play Mutch through the centre circle. 

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Doukara holds the ball up for Vieira, searching for Phillips infield, but Reading manage to clear their lines. All Leeds but still no goals to show for it. 

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Aaaaannndddd the referee blows as soon as the ball enters the box, saying Chris Wood is tugging in the box. Reading belt the free kick downfield. 

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

Leeds have had better possession but have still not really troubled the goalkeeper. Oh - hang on. Doukara strikes the ball well from distance to draw a save from Al-Habsi. That's the first time Leeds have worked the keeper in this half - the ball was going wide, but Leeds got a corner. 

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Doukara picks the ball up for Leeds but he's fouled - Leeds free kick in the centre circle that they usher out immediately to Berardi. He stabs the ball into the box and Reading clear. Phillips can't get the pace of the pass to Berardi right, though. 

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Reece Oxford the one complaining - but he's up as Al-Habsi takes the ensuing free kick on the edge of the Reading area.

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Hernandez wins a second corner for Leeds as he tries to take on his man. Leeds pack the box with men but Cooper knocks Bartley off the ball as he rises for the header. Someone's on the floor complaining about being hit by Cooper. 

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Berardi's slingshot of a throw flies into the box but Grabban will bring the ball away to surrender a throw. It's Reading who break, though, Bartley's poor ball unleashing Swift.

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Noel Whelan

Ex-Leeds United striker

Doukara's been playing a little higher since Pedraza went off - he's not playing out wide, but not in the number ten role, either. He's just being a bit more of a presence up top. 

Reading 1-0 Leeds

Reading free kick from far right - the ball spins off Chris Wood's head and Rob Green will guide it over for a Reading corner.