Leeds boss Brian McDermott endured an unhappy return to Reading, as Adam Le Fondre scored a 96th-minute winner for the Royals in the Championship.

The striker McDermott brought to the Madejski Stadium from Rotherham in 2011 converted from Royston Drenthe's free-kick to send his side seventh.

The chance came after Stephen Warnock received his second yellow card of the match for a trip on Le Fondre.

Luke Varney wasted the best chance for the visitors, who now sit 11th.

The result - a third successive clean sheet for Nigel Adkins' men - means Leeds have still never won at the Madejski Stadium.

The hosts had seen midfielder Jem Karacan carried off on a stretcher after just nine minutes, appearing to twist his right knee when challenging Ross McCormack.

Danny Williams and Hal Robson-Kanu tested Paddy Kenny, but the Leeds goalkeeper pushed both strikes away.

Leeds midfielder Rodolph Austin had two opportunities, striking a free-kick over the bar and sending a 25-yard attempt narrowly wide - the only noteworthy efforts for the visitors, Varney's weak effort aside.

Reading centre-back Sean Morrison twice headed high and wide from free-kicks and Nick Blackman saw his goalbound drive deflected wide by Warnock.

But the left-back's night turned sour when he was dismissed for his second bookable offence, and saw Le Fondre capitalise to give the hosts the three points.

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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Reading 1-0 Leeds FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Le Fondre 90+7

    Reading

    • 21 McCarthy
    • 03 Kelly
    • 05 Pearce yellow card
    • 15 Morrison
    • 18 Bridge
    • 04 Karacan (Akpan 9)
    • 20 Guthrie yellow card
    • 23 Williams
    • 10 Drenthe
    • 19 Robson-Kanu (Le Fondre 66)
    • 22 Blackman (McCleary 71)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Federici,
    • 02 Gunter,
    • 17 Gorkss,
    • 12 McCleary,
    • 16 Akpan,
    • 37 Obita,
    • 09 Le Fondre

    Leeds

    • 01 Kenny
    • 04 Lees
    • 05 Pearce
    • 15 Warnock two yellow cards, red card
    • 22 Wootton
    • 06 Murphy yellow card
    • 08 Austin
    • 18 Tonge
    • 44 McCormack
    • 10 Hunt (Poleon 60)
    • 11 Varney (Smith 84)

    Substitutes

    • 33 Cairns,
    • 14 White,
    • 07 Green,
    • 21 Diouf,
    • 36 Mowatt,
    • 20 Smith,
    • 26 Poleon
    Ref: SwarbrickAtt: 21,167
    READING
    LEEDS

    Possession

    • Reading 47%
    • Leeds 53%

    Attempts on target

    • Reading 5
    • Leeds 1

    Attempts off target

    • Reading 11
    • Leeds 11

    Corners

    • Reading 7
    • Leeds 1

    Fouls

    • Reading 10
    • Leeds 14
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+7:52 The match has reached full-time.
    • Correction - 90:00+6:02 Daniel Williams provided the assist for the goal.
    • Correction - 90:00+6:02 GOAL - Adam Le FondreReading 1 - 0 Leeds Adam Le Fondre scores. Reading 1-0 Leeds.
    • 90:00+6:02 The assist for the goal came from Daniel Williams.
    • 90:00+6:02 GOAL - Sean MorrisonReading 1 - 0 Leeds Sean Morrison scores with a header. Reading 1-0 Leeds.
    • 90:00+5:52 Free kick crossed by Royston Drenthe.
    • 90:00+5:07 Stephen Warnock shown a red card for second bookable offence.
    • 90:00+5:07 Sent off
    • 90:00+4:54 Stephen Warnock concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Le Fondre.
    • 90:00+4:23 Header by Jason Pearce misses left.
    • 90:00+4:17 Free kick crossed by Ross McCormack.
    • 90:00+3:42 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Smith by Danny Guthrie.
    • 90:00+3:26 Clearance by Jason Pearce.
    • 90:00+3:19 Rodolph Austin makes a clearance.
    • 90:00+3:17 Clearance made by Rodolph Austin.
    • 90:00+3:10 The ball is delivered by Stephen Kelly.
    • 90:00+2:04 Centre by Royston Drenthe.
    • 90:00+2:02 Jason Pearce makes a clearance.
    • 90:00+1:55 Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:35 Garath McCleary fouled by Stephen Warnock, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 90:00+0:01 Clearance made by Sean Morrison.
    • 89:35 Sean Morrison makes a clearance.
    • 89:27 Clearance by Tom Lees.
    • 88:58 Clearance by Michael Tonge.
    • 88:52 Centre by Stephen Kelly.
    • 88:36 Jason Pearce makes a clearance.
    • 88:29 Jason Pearce manages to make a clearance.
    • 87:55 Clearance by Jason Pearce.
    • 84:47 Clearance by Sean Morrison.
    • 83:43 Michael Tonge manages to make a clearance.
    • 83:12 Substitution Matt Smith is brought on as a substitute for Luke Varney.
    • 82:52 Clearance by Scott Wootton.
    • 82:40 Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.
    • 82:39 The ball is swung over by Ross McCormack.
    • Correction - 81:26 Luke Varney takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Sean Morrison.
    • 81:26 Luke Varney has an effort at goal. Blocked by Sean Morrison.
    • 81:15 Dominic Poleon sends in a cross.
    • 80:56 The ball is swung over by Dominic Poleon.
    • 80:56 Sean Morrison manages to make a clearance.
    • 80:33 Clearance made by Stephen Kelly.
    • 80:29 Tom Lees sends in a cross.
    • 78:39 Hope Akpan has an effort at goal. Patrick Kenny blocks the ball.
    • 77:44 Free kick taken by Sean Morrison.
    • 77:24 The assistant referee signals for offside against Luke Varney.
    • 77:20 Clearance by Stephen Warnock.
    • 76:44 Header by Luke Varney goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 76:40 Ross McCormack crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 75:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rodolph Austin by Adam Le Fondre.
    • 75:41 Michael Tonge manages to make a clearance.
    • 75:22 Corner from the right by-line taken by Royston Drenthe.
    • 75:00 Shot by Garath McCleary. Rodolph Austin gets a block in.
    • 74:37 Clearance made by Alex Pearce.
    • 74:36 Ross McCormack crosses the ball.
    • 74:13 Clearance by Stephen Kelly.
    • 73:43 Free kick taken by Hope Akpan.
    • 73:40 Michael Tonge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Le Fondre.
    • 73:25 Michael Tonge crosses the ball.
    • 73:03 Alex Pearce makes a clearance.
    • 71:42 Clearance made by Stephen Warnock.
    • 70:49 Substitution Garath McCleary on for Nick Blackman.
    • 69:11 Jason Pearce manages to make a clearance.
    • 69:00 Wayne Bridge manages to make a clearance.
    • 69:00 The ball is sent over by Ross McCormack.
    • 68:46 Clearance by Alex Pearce.
    • 67:42 Corner taken by Danny Guthrie from the left by-line.
    • 67:19 Shot by Hope Akpan. Jason Pearce gets a block in.
    • 66:41 Corner taken by Luke Murphy.
    • 66:12 Clearance made by Sean Morrison.
    • 65:25 Substitution Adam Le Fondre is brought on as a substitute for Hal Robson-Kanu.
    • 64:51 Centre by Nick Blackman.
    • 64:39 Clearance by Jason Pearce.
    • 64:10 Ross McCormack takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.
    • 64:05 Sean Morrison manages to make a clearance.
    • 64:01 Clearance made by Sean Morrison.
    • 62:50 Shot by Hal Robson-Kanu cleared the bar.
    • 61:04 Luke Varney manages to make a clearance.
    • 60:59 Corner from the left by-line taken by Danny Guthrie.
    • 60:39 Nick Blackman takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Stephen Warnock.
    • 59:26 Substitution Dominic Poleon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Noel Hunt.
    • 57:55 Royston Drenthe crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 57:30 Foul by Jason Pearce on Nick Blackman, free kick awarded.
    • 56:49 Stephen Warnock takes the free kick.
    • 56:40 Unfair challenge on Jason Pearce by Hal Robson-Kanu results in a free kick.
    • 55:53 Ross McCormack crosses the ball.
    • 55:44 Stephen Warnock takes the free kick.
    • Correction - 55:11 Foul by Hope Akpan on Luke Varney, free kick awarded.
    • 55:11 Foul by Hope Akpan on Patrick Kenny, free kick awarded.
    • 54:40 Daniel Williams has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
    • 53:44 Hal Robson-Kanu crosses the ball.
    • 53:39 Tom Lees manages to make a clearance.
    • 53:34 Corner taken by Danny Guthrie.
    • 52:49 Noel Hunt delivers the ball.
    • 51:49 Header at goal by Hal Robson-Kanu misses left of the target.
    • 51:45 Free kick taken by Danny Guthrie.
    • 51:16 Booking
    • 51:16 Booking for Luke Murphy for unsporting behaviour.
    • 51:10 Luke Murphy challenges Hope Akpan unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • Correction - 50:40 Patrick Kenny safely holds on. Hal Robson-Kanu takes a shot.
    • 50:40 Patrick Kenny catches the ball.
    • 50:21 Danny Guthrie restarts play with the free kick.
    • 50:11 Luke Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Guthrie.
    • 49:23 Shot by Ross McCormack. Alex Pearce gets a block in.
    • 48:50 Ross McCormack crosses the ball.
    • 48:49 Clearance by Nick Blackman.
    • 48:10 Clearance made by Rodolph Austin.
    • 48:03 Rodolph Austin makes a clearance.
    • 48:02 Nick Blackman crosses the ball.
    • 47:00 Stephen Warnock takes the free kick.
    • 46:29 Hope Akpan concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Murphy.
    • 45:41 Header by Sean Morrison misses left.
    • 45:36 Corner from the right by-line taken by Royston Drenthe.
    • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+4:11 The ref blows to signal half-time.
    • 45:00+3:16 Sean Morrison restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:00+2:53 Booking
    • 45:00+2:53 Booking for Stephen Warnock for unsporting behaviour.
    • 45:00+2:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Kelly by Stephen Warnock.
    • 45:00+2:05 Sean Morrison manages to make a clearance.
    • 45:00+1:24 Wayne Bridge restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:00+1:04 Wayne Bridge makes a clearance.
    • 45:00+1:00 The official flags Tom Lees offside.
    • 45:00+0:43 Free kick taken by Michael Tonge.
    • 45:00+0:40 Foul by Hope Akpan on Michael Tonge, free kick awarded.
    • 45:00+0:28 Clearance made by Stephen Kelly.
    • 44:03 Rodolph Austin manages to make a clearance.
    • 44:00 Clearance made by Luke Murphy.
    • 43:54 Corner taken by Danny Guthrie from the left by-line.
    • 43:30 Jason Pearce makes a clearance.
    • 43:25 Centre by Hal Robson-Kanu.
    • Correction - 43:16 Luke Murphy takes a shot. Alex Pearce gets a block in.
    • 43:16 Luke Murphy has an effort at goal.
    • 43:14 Alex Pearce makes a clearance.
    • 42:44 Clearance by Stephen Kelly.
    • 41:02 Header at goal by Sean Morrison goes right of the post.
    • 40:58 Royston Drenthe crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 40:35 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Guthrie by Luke Murphy.
    • 40:27 Clearance by Jason Pearce.
    • 40:20 Sean Morrison restarts play with the free kick.
    • 40:05 Luke Varney concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Guthrie.
    • 39:10 Header at goal by Sean Morrison misses left of the target.
    • 39:04 Danny Guthrie crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 38:17 Foul by Jason Pearce on Hal Robson-Kanu, free kick awarded.
    • 38:08 Stephen Warnock makes a clearance.
    • 37:59 Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.
    • Correction - 37:38 The ball is crossed by Noel Hunt.
    • 37:38 The ball is crossed by Stephen Warnock.
    • 37:37 Wayne Bridge fouled by Stephen Warnock, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 37:09 Alex Pearce makes a clearance.
    • 35:06 Clearance by Stephen Kelly.
    • 34:56 Sean Morrison makes a clearance.
    • 33:54 Corner from the right by-line taken by Royston Drenthe.
    • 33:14 Scott Wootton makes a clearance.
    • 33:11 The ball is crossed by Royston Drenthe.
    • 32:44 Wayne Bridge takes the free kick.
    • 32:38 Wayne Bridge fouled by Noel Hunt, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 31:56 The ball is delivered by Nick Blackman.
    • 31:42 Clearance by Tom Lees.
    • 31:39 The ball is sent over by Nick Blackman.
    • 30:53 Stephen Kelly crosses the ball.
    • 29:46 Hal Robson-Kanu produces a cross.
    • 29:21 Rodolph Austin takes a fantastic shot and went wide right of the net.
    • 28:03 Centre by Wayne Bridge.
    • 27:03 Luke Murphy makes a clearance.
    • 26:55 Royston Drenthe takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Jason Pearce.
    • 26:46 Ross McCormack takes a shot. Alex Pearce gets a block in.
    • 26:30 Luke Varney takes a shot. Alex McCarthy blocks the ball.
    • 26:12 Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
    • 25:40 Alex Pearce goes into the book.
    • 25:40 Booking
    • 25:32 Unfair challenge on Noel Hunt by Alex Pearce results in a free kick.
    • 24:49 Clearance made by Alex Pearce.
    • 24:25 Clearance made by Alex Pearce.
    • 23:43 Stephen Warnock restarts play with the free kick.
    • 23:14 Danny Guthrie booked.
    • 23:14 Booking
    • 23:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rodolph Austin by Danny Guthrie.
    • 22:29 Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.
    • Correction - 22:11 Hal Robson-Kanu takes a shot. Patrick Kenny blocks the ball.
    • 22:11 Hal Robson-Kanu takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
    • 21:41 Free kick crossed by Danny Guthrie.
    • 21:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Rodolph Austin on Royston Drenthe.
    • 20:55 Alex Pearce manages to make a clearance.
    • 18:24 Rodolph Austin takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 18:23 Hope Akpan makes a clearance.
    • 18:01 Noel Hunt delivers the ball.
    • 17:58 Hope Akpan manages to make a clearance.
    • 16:55 The ball is delivered by Nick Blackman.
    • 15:55 Daniel Williams takes a shot. A parry by Patrick Kenny prevents the goal.
    • 15:45 The ball is sent over by Royston Drenthe.
    • 15:07 Clearance made by Jason Pearce.
    • 14:49 Luke Murphy produces a cross.
    • 14:15 Ross McCormack takes the free kick.
    • 14:03 Stephen Warnock fouled by Nick Blackman, the ref awards a free kick.
    • Correction - 12:51 Header at goal by Nick Blackman goes right of the post.
    • 12:51 Header by Wayne Bridge misses to the right of the target.
    • 12:46 The ball is sent over by Wayne Bridge.
    • 12:27 Jason Pearce manages to make a clearance.
    • 12:19 Clearance made by Sean Morrison.
    • 12:18 A cross is delivered by Luke Varney.
    • 12:15 Tom Lees takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
    • 12:11 Luke Varney produces a cross.
    • 10:27 Stephen Warnock makes a clearance.
    • 10:20 Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.
    • 10:06 Luke Varney concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Kelly.
    • 9:14 Clearance by Rodolph Austin.
    • 9:08 Wayne Bridge sends in a cross.
    • 9:00 Jason Pearce manages to make a clearance.
    • 8:30 Rodolph Austin takes a strike on goal from the free kick which goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 8:02 Substitution Jem Karacan goes off and Hope Akpan comes on.
    • 3:32 Unfair challenge on Ross McCormack by Jem Karacan results in a free kick.
    • 3:17 The ball is delivered by Noel Hunt.
    • 3:15 Clearance by Alex Pearce.
    • 3:06 Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
    • 2:40 Hal Robson-Kanu is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.
    • 2:27 Jason Pearce makes a clearance.
    • 1:02 Jem Karacan manages to make a clearance.
    • 0:45 Clearance by Sean Morrison.
    • 0:29 Clearance made by Stephen Kelly.
    • 0:07 Clearance by Stephen Kelly.
    • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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