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Reading 0-0 Leeds United

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Jordan Obita of Reading and Sam Byram of Leeds United battle for the ball

Reading and Leeds played out a drab goalless draw at the Madejski Stadium.

In a first half of few chances, Leeds' Stuart Dallas came close to opening the scoring but his 20-yard effort failed to trouble keeper Jonathan Bond.

In the 21st minute of the match all of the ground stood to applaud Royals academy manager Eamonn Dolan, who is undergoing a course of chemotherapy.

Both sides hit the side-netting in the second half - Chris Wood for Leeds and Orlando Sa for Reading.

New Zealand international Wood also came close late on as his turn and volley hit the roof of the net, before in injury-time Jordan Obita's free-kick was well kept out by Leeds keeper Marco Silvestri.

But the match will mostly be remembered for a moment when the 21,581 in the stadium gave a standing ovation to Dolan, whose treatment comes after an operation to remove a tumour from his bladder.

The point is Reading's first of the season, but they have failed to win a league game at the Madejski Stadium since March.

Meanwhile, Uwe Rosler's Leeds side have drawn their opening two Championship matches this term.

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Line-ups

Reading

  • 1Bond
  • 2Gunter
  • 5McShane
  • 15Ferdinand
  • 11Obita
  • 6NorwoodBooked at 82minsSubstituted forHectorat 89'minutes
  • 9Robson-Kanu
  • 23Williams
  • 21QuinnSubstituted forTshibolaat 77'minutes
  • 22BlackmanSubstituted forCoxat 83'minutes
  • 10

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 8Hector
  • 18Tshibola
  • 26Al Habsi
  • 31Cox
  • 36Novakovich
  • 37Stacey

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 28Berardi
  • 3BambaBooked at 2mins
  • 6Cooper
  • 21Taylor
  • 27PhillipsSubstituted forMurphyat 72'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 24AdeyemiBooked at 90mins
  • 10MowattSubstituted forAntenucciat 73'minutes
  • 2Byram
  • 9Wood
  • 15Dallas

Substitutes

  • 4Wootton
  • 5Bellusci
  • 7Antenucci
  • 8Murphy
  • 11Doukara
  • 19Erwin
  • 22Turnbull
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
21,581

Match Stats

Home TeamReadingAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home18
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Reading 0, Leeds United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Reading 0, Leeds United 0.

Attempt saved. Jordan Obita (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Tom Adeyemi (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daniel Williams (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Adeyemi (Leeds United).

Foul by Paul McShane (Reading).

Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Michael Hector replaces Oliver Norwood.

Paul McShane (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Wood (Leeds United).

Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading).

Tom Adeyemi (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Charlie Taylor following a set piece situation.

Foul by Orlando Sá (Reading).

Charlie Taylor (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Daniel Williams (Reading) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Orlando Sá (Reading) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Obita with a cross.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Chris Gunter.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Simon Cox replaces Nick Blackman.

Booking

Oliver Norwood (Reading) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Chris Gunter (Reading).

Charlie Taylor (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Reading).

Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Orlando Sá.

Aaron Tshibola (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Murphy (Leeds United).

Foul by Chris Gunter (Reading).

Charlie Taylor (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Aaron Tshibola replaces Stephen Quinn.

Foul by Orlando Sá (Reading).

Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Luke Murphy (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Reading).

Sam Byram (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Mirco Antenucci replaces Alex Mowatt.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Luke Murphy replaces Kalvin Phillips.

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

Attempt missed. Orlando Sá (Reading) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Hal Robson-Kanu with a headed pass.

goal

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