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Reading Take On Sixth Placed Leeds United

13 December 2016
By Hob Nob Anyone?

It was third versus sixth on Saturday as the Royals overcame Sheffield Wednesday at the Madejski Stadium. Tonight sees a repeat, but with Reading on the road, as the Royals take on sixth placed Leeds United at Elland Road. Reading's 2-1 victory at the weekend consolidated third place and kept the Royals in touch with the top two. It was Reading's sixth victory from seven league matches. Tonight's fixture is guaranteed to be a tough one for Reading with Leeds in decent form. However, the Royals will take heart from Leeds 0-2 away defeat at Brighton and their 0-2 home defeat to Newcastle United last month.

Of course, our last away fixture saw that huge 0-5 defeat at Fulham. With that in mind Jaap Stam may take an even more cautious approach to this fixture, although publicly he is looking for another big league win: "To play in a stadium like Elland Road, it's not the easiest of games and they've got a very good side, physically and in their style of play. It's going to be a difficult game and we know that. But, if you want to stay high up the table, you need to win against these sorts of teams."

Leeds have midfielder Kalvin Phillips missing through suspension, while Danny Williams is also still serving his suspension for his recent red card. Leeds are also missing Eunan O'Kane in midfield who is out through injury. Meanwhile, Yann Kermorgant had his return from injury at the weekend and will be looking to be back in Reading's starting eleven up front.

Reading have failed to win in their last four encounters with Leeds United. Both of the last two seasons have seen us take a point off Leeds - a 0-0 home draw last season and a 0-0 away draw in October 2014. Earlier this year we were beaten 2-3 at Leeds with Hector and Rakels on the scoresheet. Reading won't be able to rely on Rakels hitting the net this time around as he is still ruled out with his season long injury.

Recent Meetings With LEEDS

DATE COMPETITION OPPOSITION SCORE REPORT
16 April 2016 Championship Leeds (Away) L: 2-3 Read report...
16 August 2015 Championship Leeds (HOME) D: 0-0 Read report...
10 February 2015 Championship Leeds (HOME) L: 0-2 Read report...
01 October 2014 Championship Leeds (Away) D: 0-0 Read report...
11 March 2014 Championship Leeds (Away) W: 4-2 Read report...
18 September 2013 Championship Leeds (HOME) W: 1-0 Read report...
06 April 2012 Championship Leeds (HOME) W: 2-0 Read report...
17 December 2011 Championship Leeds (Away) W: 1-0 Read report...
22 April 2011 Championship Leeds (Away) D: 0-0 Read report...
27 November 2010 Championship Leeds (HOME) D: 0-0 Read report...
15 April 2006 Championship Leeds (Away) D: 1-1 Read report...
29 October 2005 Championship Leeds (HOME) D: 1-1 Read report...
12 February 2005 Championship Leeds (Away) L: 1-3 Read report...
19 October 2004 Championship Leeds (HOME) D: 1-1 Read report...
18 November 1997 League Cup Leeds (Away) W: 3-2 Read report...
10 January 1996 League Cup Leeds (Away) L: 1-2
Report not available

 

Discussion On This Story:

 CountryRoyal

» 12 Dec 2016 02:57

0-0

236 away fans.

 Mike Hunt

» 12 Dec 2016 03:39



id take that.

Leeds 0 - 4 Reading
Kermogant
McCleary
McShane
Mendes

 The Cap

» 12 Dec 2016 08:48

With a partisan crowd and Leeds showing signs of improvement, think we'll do well to come away with a draw. 1-1. And a big shout out to anybody going up to follow the lads.

 CountryRoyal

» 12 Dec 2016 11:19



I'm working a night so that's my excuse sorted.

 NewCorkSeth

» 12 Dec 2016 11:23

Monk was my first choice to replace Brian as I believe I stated somewhere on this forum and he seems to be doing a very good job.
2-1 reading I guess?
Beerens and McCleary.
Wood for them.

 John Smith

» 12 Dec 2016 17:19

I think we'll win. We've got a good record up there and we'll take the momentum from Wednesday (Saturday).

In fact, I think we'll thrash them and even score a penalty

Leeds 0-3 Reading
- McCleary (pen)
- Beerens
- Kermorgant

 Gunny Fishcake

» 12 Dec 2016 20:03

0-1 Reading the dream continues

 Nameless

» 12 Dec 2016 20:11



Why would they find a home defeat arousing ?

 NewCorkSeth

» 12 Dec 2016 22:21



Why would they find a home defeat arousing ?
Because of Beerens and McCleary? Was that not clear?

 Augem

» 13 Dec 2016 00:55



Why would they find a home defeat arousing ?
Because of Beerens and McCleary? Was that not clear?


Took me about 20 seconds :lol:

 Whitley Hoops

» 13 Dec 2016 05:01

0-1
Evans
371 reading fans

 Stockport Royal

» 13 Dec 2016 09:47

0-1

McCleary with a Simon Churchesque lob to win it.

178 Reading Fans


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