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.Re-live Saturday’s Championship action as it happenedEFL round-up: Five things you may have missedThe 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-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsLeeds1Lonergan2AylingBooked at 86mins18Jansson6Cooper28BerardiBooked at 59minsSubstituted forDallasat 89’minutes23Phillips14O’KaneBooked at 35mins7RoofeSubstituted forSackoat 68’minutes21SáizBooked at 29mins19HernándezBooked at 85mins9LasoggaSubstituted forGrotat 77’minutesSubstitutes5Pennington11Grot13Wiedwald15Dallas22Cibicki24Sacko43KlichReading1Mannone19Bacuna20Ilori6Moore2Gunter12McClearySubstituted forClementat 90+4’minutes16Edwards4van den BergBooked at 53mins7BeerensSubstituted forBarrowat 65’minutesBooked at 85mins23Bödvarsson14AlukoSubstituted forKellyat 72’minutesSubstitutes17Barrow22Clement24Blackett25Popa31Jaakkola38Kelly55SmithReferee:Jeremy SimpsonAttendance:33,900Match StatsHome TeamLeedsAway TeamReadingPossessionHome56%Away44%ShotsHome15Away10Shots on TargetHome3Away4CornersHome6Away5FoulsHome16Away10Live TextPosted at Match ends, Leeds United 0, Reading 1.Full TimePosted at 90’+7′ Second Half ends, Leeds United 0, Reading 1.Posted at 90’+6′ 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.Posted at 90’+5′ Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Liam Moore.Posted at 90’+5′ Attempt blocked. Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Samuel Sáiz.SubstitutionPosted at 90’+4′ Substitution, Reading. Pelle Clement replaces Garath McCleary.Posted at 90’+2′ Penalty saved! Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.Posted at 90’+1′ Penalty Leeds United. Samuel Sáiz draws a foul in the penalty area.Posted at 90’+1′ Penalty conceded by Liam Moore (Reading) after a foul in the penalty area.SubstitutionPosted at 89′ Substitution, Leeds United. Stuart Dallas replaces Gaetano Berardi.Posted at 89′ Offside, Leeds United. Pablo Hernández tries a through ball, but Kalvin Phillips is caught offside.Posted at 88′ Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 88′ Foul by David Edwards (Reading).Posted at 86′ 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.BookingPosted at 86′ Luke Ayling (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.Posted at 86′ Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 86′ Foul by Joey van den Berg (Reading).BookingPosted at 85′ Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.BookingPosted at 85′ Modou Barrow (Reading) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.Goal!Posted at 84′ 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.Posted at 80′ Attempt saved. Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.Posted at 80′ Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Liam Kelly.Posted at 78′ 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.Posted at 78′ Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Leandro Bacuna.SubstitutionPosted at 77′ Substitution, Leeds United. Jay-Roy Grot replaces Pierre-Michel Lasogga.Posted at 76′ Corner, Reading. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.Posted at 76′ Attempt saved. Modou Barrow (Reading) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.Posted at 76′ Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).Posted at 76′ Garath McCleary (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 75′ 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.Posted at 74′ Attempt missed. Eunan O’Kane (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Liam Cooper.Posted at 74′ Luke Ayling (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 74′ Foul by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Reading).SubstitutionPosted at 72′ Substitution, Reading. Liam Kelly replaces Sone Aluko.Posted at 70′ Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).Posted at 70′ Joey van den Berg (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 69′ 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.Posted at 69′ Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Joey van den Berg.Posted at 68′ 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.SubstitutionPosted at 68′ Substitution, Leeds United. Hadi Sacko replaces Kemar Roofe.Show more updatesgoal
Source: BBC Leeds