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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

Live Reporting

By Katie Whyatt

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight!

    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. 

    Kyle Bartley
  2. GARRY MONK: You can see how hard we tried

    Reading 1-0 Leeds

    Garry Monk

    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. 

  3. GARRY MONK: Our mistakes cost us

    Reading 1-0 Leeds

    Garry Monk

    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. 

  4. 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. 

  5. 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. 

  6. 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. 

  7. 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. 

  8. 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. 

  9. 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. 

  10. 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. 

  11. 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. 

  12. 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. 

  13. BreakingFULL TIME: READING 1-0 LEEDS

    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. 

  14. 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. 

  15. 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. 

  16. Reading 1-0 Leeds

    Jaap Stam is animated. That is all. 

  17. 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. 

  18. 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.