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As it happened | Leeds United 1-0 Reading

A recap of how the action unfolded at Elland Road

27 November 2018


  • Reading visit Elland Road
  • 7.45pm kick-off against Leeds
  • Dallas nets on the hour for Leeds
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Updated at 21:37 (UK)


FULL-TIME | Leeds United 1-0 Reading

Gutting for the Royals.  Dallas netted on the hour and McNulty had a spot-kick saved in the 89th minute.  Our efforts unrewarded at Elland Road.


McNulty steps up... it's saved, right in the bottom corner by Peacock-Farrell.  Heartbreaking for the Royals.


PENALTY! Sims is fouled in the box!


Agonising for Reading - Sims slots a ball between the defence to pick out the run of Bacuna - he enters the box and cuts inside but gets tackled just before he can release or shoot...


End to end stuff - pulsating end to this game as the Royals chase a 1-0 deficit.

McCleary slides into the path of McNulty's run but the goalkeeper is so quick off his line to deny the Scotsman.


Dallas gets a yellow card for hand-ball, not far outside the Leeds area.


Hernandez side-foots wide from inside the area for Leeds.

Roofe crossed, Saiz kept it alive at the far side and played back inside but the Spaniard is off target.


Marc McNulty comes on for the Royals' final change, replacing Liam Kelly.  An attacking change.


Bacuna booked - arrives late on Dallas and has his name noted down.


Mateusz Klich comes off for Leeds, replaced by Jamie Shackleton.  That's the hosts' third and final change.


Second Reading sub sees Josh Sims replace Yakou Meite.  Danny Loader goes higher upfield and Sims takes a place out wide.


Danny Loader tangles with Leeds skipper Liam Cooper.


So, so close to a maiden goal for the senior team for Danny Loader...

It's a lovely ball inside by Yiadom to set the move off, picking out McCleary.  In turn he spots Gunter's overlapping run, and he delivers a cross to the far post... on the stretch, Loader can't quite generate the power to trouble the goalie.


Garath McCleary has his name taken - has his pocket picked and tries to win the ball back from Dallas, but arrives late and wipes out the Leeds man.


A first change for the Royals sees John Swift replaced by Garath McCleary.


Goal - Leeds lead 1-0.

Bang on the hour-mark, Douglas sends a low cross from the left... Roofe's initial effort is blocked out but Stuart Dallas is on the spot to hammer in from inside the six-yard box.


An absolutely stunning save by Anssi Jaakkola - wow.

Barry Douglas sends over a ball from deep and it's pinpoint for Kemar Roofe to attack... but the big Finn extends an arm and gets a strong palm down low.


A second booking for Leeds as Douglas gets cautioned - his second cynical foul on Rinomhota in the space of a few minutes and finally he gets a yellow.


Yakou Meite putting himself about.


Gunter gets a fizzing cross away from the byline which Peacock-Farrell does well to stop and then smother - fellow full-back Yiadom was waiting to poach at the far post.


Moments after the restart, sub Saiz almost forces the opener as he volleys at goal - Yiadom with a cracking block!  It spins past the post and out for a corner...


Back underway at Elland Road.


Half-time subs for the hosts - off come Lewis Baker and Ezgjan Alioski... on come Samuel Saiz and Jack Clarke.


HALF-TIME | Leeds United 0-0 Reading

No goals so far - a well-contested fixture so far.


Alioski goes down in the area... But it's a dive! He's shown a yellow for simulation as Ilori slides in but makes no contact.


Surging run by Rinomhota as the Royals win the ball high up the pitch but he's tackled on the edge of the area.


Tremendous stop by Jaakkola! Roofe's deflected effort comes through to Alioski who looks sure to convert from 6 yards but the stopper spreads himself well  The flag was up for offside anyway. 


Speculative strike from range by Loader - a clean hit but it flashes wide of target . 


Close to the opener for Reading! Meite attacks Yiadom's cross but it's clearest... Bacuna strikes but it hits a teammate  


Douglas with a dangerous free-kick delivery, inswinging from the right, which Roofe gets a glancing head on.

It's past the far post - it wouldn't have counted anyway as the assistant had raised his flag for offside.


Andy Rinomhota making his presence felt in midfield.


The Royals doing a good job of keeping the home fans quiet - not allowing much joy to the Whites forwards at the moment.

Midway through the first period and neither net has bulged yet.


Tremendous link-up by Klich and Hernandez - Roofe tries an acrobatic effort as Klich sends in the cross and it needs a good bit of positioning by Ilori to make the block.


Loader wins a free-kick out wide - and Bacuna takes it.

From the touchline, he fires a powerful effort and nearly catches out the goalkeeper... Peacock-Farrell adjusts just in time to tip over the bar!


Barry Douglas flings over a free-kick from the right byline which Jaakkola punches clear.  And then when Hernandez tries to fire in, Swift makes a firm block.

Goalless so far.


First real break for the Royals as Kelly slides a ball through to Yiadom, who sends an early cross in from the right.  Meite is offside as he attacks it in the middle.


Decent chance early on for Leeds - Hernandez picks up wide on the right and gets a cross in, which Douglas meetas with a powerful header - wide of Jaakkola's post.


Kick-off!  Danny Loader gets the ball rolling and we're underway at Elland Road.


Here come the teams!  The Whites and the Royals make their way onto the field...


Subs get warmed up - the starters are back in the tunnel...


Our squad check out the playing surface in West Yorkshire ahead of tonight's game.


A big stage for Danny Loader to be making his full debut!

After a sub appearance last time out against Wigan, he gets his first start.

Three more changes to the XI - in come Yiadom, Ilori and Bacuna.


TEAM NEWS | It’s a first senior start for Danny Loader!  The teenager lines up in attack for the Royals this evening…

Leeds United: Peacock-Farrell, Douglas, Forshaw, Cooper (c), Roofe, Alioski, Dallas, Hernandez, Phillips, Baker, Klich.
Subs: Huffer, Roberts, Saiz, Harrison, Shackleton, Clarke, Halme.

Reading: Jaakkola, Gunter, Yiadom, Moore (c), Ilori, Kelly, Rinomhota, Bacuna, Swift, Meite, Loader.
Subs: Walker, O’Shea, McCleary, Aluko, Sims, Blackett, McNulty.


Read what the gaffer had to say ahead of this evening's visit to Elland Road...


If you haven't had a chance to check out our match preview yet, click here to read all you need to know!


A look inside the tunnel here at Elland Road.


Here at Elland Road, getting reading for this evening's game against Leeds United!

Team news due from the dressing room at 6.45pm, and kick-off following an hour after.

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