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Leeds United 0-1 Reading

Mo Barrow
Modou Barrow (right) failed to score in five appearances for Leeds last season

Reading goalkeeper Vito Mannone saved an injury-time penalty from Pablo Hernandez to consign Leeds to a first home defeat of the season.

The Spaniard's low effort was easily kept out by the ex-Sunderland keeper after Samu Saiz was felled in the area.

Former Leeds loanee Modou Barrow kept his composure to put the Royals in front in the 85th minute.

Victory for the Royals moved them two points clear of the relegation zone as Leeds slip to sixth.

The late drama was almost totally out of keeping with the opening 75 minutes of the match.

The Royals won it when sub Barrow, who had earlier forced a good save from home keeper Andy Lonergan, finished well after being played in by Joey van den Berg.

Leeds could have taken the lead when defender Pontus Jansson thumped over from a low corner but struggled to create any other clear chances before their penalty.

Jaap Stam's side had slipped into the bottom three on Friday but move up to 20th after just their third win of the season.

Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen told BBC Radio Leeds:

"We knew it would be a difficult game after coming in from two defeats and as you saw in the first half we were too slow with our build-up. We were much better in the second half.

"I believed the team deserved much better than the result we took today. I think we deserved to win.

"It hurts but we have to continue.

"We've got to face the situation and come back stronger. There are a lot of things to improve but I am not concerned."

Reading boss Jaap Stam told BBC Radio Berkshire:

"We're all delighted. If you look at how the team has been doing in the last month it has not been easy but we stayed positive and confident in what we can do.

"The only thing you can say is maybe we should have scored more goals but one was enough to give us the three points.

"We didn't want to give much space away because we know how they like to play and it paid off.

"The win is for the team not for me. They deserve this."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1Lonergan
  • 2AylingBooked at 86mins
  • 18Jansson
  • 6Cooper
  • 28BerardiBooked at 59minsSubstituted forDallasat 89'minutes
  • 23Phillips
  • 14O'KaneBooked at 35mins
  • 7RoofeSubstituted forSackoat 68'minutes
  • 21SáizBooked at 29mins
  • 19HernándezBooked at 85mins
  • 9LasoggaSubstituted forGrotat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Pennington
  • 11Grot
  • 13Wiedwald
  • 15Dallas
  • 22Cibicki
  • 24Sacko
  • 43Klich

Reading

  • 1Mannone
  • 19Bacuna
  • 20Ilori
  • 6Moore
  • 2Gunter
  • 12McClearySubstituted forClementat 90+4'minutes
  • 16Edwards
  • 4van den BergBooked at 53mins
  • 7BeerensSubstituted forBarrowat 65'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 23Bödvarsson
  • 14AlukoSubstituted forKellyat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Barrow
  • 22Clement
  • 24Blackett
  • 25Popa
  • 31Jaakkola
  • 38Kelly
  • 55Smith
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
33,900

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamReading
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 0, Reading 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 0, Reading 1.

Attempt missed. Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stuart Dallas with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Liam Moore.

Attempt blocked. Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Samuel Sáiz.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Pelle Clement replaces Garath McCleary.

Penalty saved! Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

Penalty Leeds United. Samuel Sáiz draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Liam Moore (Reading) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Stuart Dallas replaces Gaetano Berardi.

Offside, Leeds United. Pablo Hernández tries a through ball, but Kalvin Phillips is caught offside.

Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Edwards (Reading).

Attempt missed. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a set piece situation.

Booking

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

Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joey van den Berg (Reading).

Booking

Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Modou Barrow (Reading) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 0, Reading 1. Modou Barrow (Reading) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joey van den Berg with a through ball.

Attempt saved. Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Liam Kelly.

Attempt missed. Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Pablo Hernández following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Leandro Bacuna.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Jay-Roy Grot replaces Pierre-Michel Lasogga.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.

Attempt saved. Modou Barrow (Reading) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

Garath McCleary (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Hadi Sacko with a cross.

Attempt missed. Eunan O'Kane (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Liam Cooper.

Luke Ayling (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Reading).

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Liam Kelly replaces Sone Aluko.

Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

Joey van den Berg (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Pablo Hernández with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Joey van den Berg.

Attempt missed. Modou Barrow (Reading) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Joey van den Berg.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Hadi Sacko replaces Kemar Roofe.

goal

As It Stood

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1Wolves1282221111026
2Cardiff127321710724
3Sheff Utd128041610624
4Bristol City125612011921
5Preston12561158721
6Leeds126241812620
7Aston Villa125431712519
8Norwich125431214-219
9Fulham124621612418
10Ipswich116052017318
11Middlesbrough124531511417
12Sheff Wed124441614216
13Nottm Forest115061519-415
14QPR123541516-114
15Hull123452320313
16Millwall123451414013
17Derby103431313013
18Brentford122641415-112
19Barnsley113351517-212
20Reading113351012-212
21Birmingham12327819-1111
22Burton12246623-1710
23Sunderland121561322-98
24Bolton12129623-175
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