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Leeds United 0-0 Reading

Hal Robson-Kanu
Reading have failed to win any of their last four matches in all competitions.

Darko Milanic is still waiting for his first win as Leeds manager after a frustrating goalless draw with Reading.

The Royals were the better side at Elland Road and Nick Blackman went close when his low shot was pushed away by goalkeeper Marco Silvestri.

The home side's best first-half chance was a free-kick from defender Giuseppe Bellusci that went just over the bar.

Silvestri blocked Glenn Murray's header before Leeds striker Billy Sharp's low drive was held by Adam Federici.

Sharp's effort with five minutes remaining was the home side's only shot on target.

Reading remain 10th in the table, while Leeds, who lost 2-0 at Brentford in Slovenian Milanic's first game in charge on Saturday, move up a place to 12th and remain a point behind their opponents.

The Royals, who drew 3-3 with Wolves at the weekend, are now unbeaten in nine meetings with Leeds, stretching back to 2005.

Leeds manager Darko Milanic:

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Darko Milanic on Leeds v Reading

"We deserved one point. We wanted to make it three but it's also a very positive result.

"I saw a better team [compared to the weekend]. I think everybody saw the same as I did. We didn't win but the players want to play good and compact and to play together.

"We had a dynamic from the beginning. We had aggression and tempo. We made some mistakes with the pass. We weren't dangerous. We made too many bad last passes."

Reading manager Nigel Adkins:

"On reflection we've kept a good clean sheet after conceding three at the weekend, but we've had enough opportunities and penalty shouts to win the game.

"It's a difficult place to come to. They've won four out of five at home and it was their first game at home for the manager, so we knew it would be a challenge.

"But we had a fair amount of possession, put some good crosses in, the keeper's made some really good saves."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 2Byram
  • 5BellusciBooked at 66mins
  • 6Pearce
  • 32CooperBooked at 65mins
  • 23L CookSubstituted forMurphyat 59'minutes
  • 27MowattSubstituted forAustinat 67'minutes
  • 14Bianchi
  • 33Sloth
  • 34AntenucciSubstituted forSharpat 83'minutes
  • 29DoukaraBooked at 70mins

Substitutes

  • 3Warnock
  • 4Austin
  • 7Murphy
  • 8Sharp
  • 13Taylor
  • 15Wootton
  • 19Morison

Reading

  • 1FedericiBooked at 90mins
  • 2Gunter
  • 5PearceBooked at 90mins
  • 15HectorBooked at 19mins
  • 11Obita
  • 22Blackman
  • 16AkpanSubstituted forGuthrieat 71'minutes
  • 6NorwoodBooked at 80mins
  • 25TaylorSubstituted forMackieat 77'minutes
  • 10CoxSubstituted forRobson-Kanuat 75'minutes
  • 20Murray

Substitutes

  • 7Pogrebnyak
  • 8Guthrie
  • 9Robson-Kanu
  • 19Mackie
  • 31Andersen
  • 32Long
  • 35Cooper
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
20,705

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamReading
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 0, Reading 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 0, Reading 0.

Offside, Leeds United. Tommaso Bianchi tries a through ball, but Souleymane Doukara is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

Oliver Norwood (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United).

Booking

Adam Federici (Reading) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jordan Obita (Reading).

Billy Sharp (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Billy Sharp (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jason Pearce with a headed pass.

Booking

Alex Pearce (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alex Pearce (Reading).

Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Nick Blackman (Reading) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jamie Mackie.

Attempt blocked. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Souleymane Doukara.

Foul by Glenn Murray (Reading).

Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Casper Sloth with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. Billy Sharp (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Casper Sloth.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Billy Sharp replaces Mirco Antenucci.

Offside, Reading. Jordan Obita tries a through ball, but Glenn Murray is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Byram.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Marco Silvestri.

Attempt saved. Nick Blackman (Reading) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Glenn Murray.

Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading).

Tommaso Bianchi (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Oliver Norwood (Reading) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Reading).

Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Jamie Mackie replaces Jake Taylor.

Attempt missed. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Danny Guthrie (Reading).

Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Hal Robson-Kanu replaces Simon Cox.

Foul by Nick Blackman (Reading).

Liam Cooper (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Glenn Murray (Reading) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Oliver Norwood with a cross following a set piece situation.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Danny Guthrie replaces Hope Akpan because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich106222091120
2Nottm Forest105501771020
3Watford106221911820
4Derby105411910919
5Ipswich10532148618
6Charlton10460139418
7Wolves10532129318
8Middlesbrough10523148617
9Sheff Wed10442107316
10Reading104331414015
11Blackburn104241618-214
12Leeds104241012-214
13Brentford104241215-314
14Cardiff103431313013
15Bournemouth103341413112
16Millwall103251013-311
17Rotherham10325812-411
18Huddersfield103251220-811
19Brighton10244911-210
20Birmingham102441117-610
21Wigan102351012-29
22Fulham102171220-87
23Bolton10127719-125
24Blackpool10037514-93
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