Jack Harrison’s leisurely blueprint despatched Leeds prime of the Championship as they beat Reading in an uninspiring stumble upon.
Leeds broke from a Reading free-kick and Ezgjan Alioski chanced on Helder Costa, whose deflected unsuitable shunned the Royals’ defence and allowed Harrison to bound dwelling at the some distance submit.
The guests dominated possession but created few definite-lower probabilities, even even though Patrick Bamford chested over from a teasing unsuitable and Stuart Dallas struck the crossbar on 63 minutes.
Michael Morrison practically effect Reading ahead midway by the second half of, but his effort from six yards flew over after John Swift’s ball resulted in confusion in the Leeds defence.
Leeds moved some extent definite of West Bromwich Albion, who hang a recreation in hand and face Bristol Metropolis on Wednesday.
Reading, who had taken 10 aspects from fresh manager Set Bowen’s first four video games guilty, place 18th, having misplaced for a second successive recreation.
The Royals could well well hang long previous ahead with the supreme likelihood of a melancholy first half of when Yakou Meite’s header from a nook changed into saved by Kiko Casilla.
But, while either facet most effective hit the opposition’s blueprint twice, Leeds did extinguish more half of-probabilities as they tried to crumple a stubborn dwelling defence.
Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa told BBC Radio Leeds:
“It changed into an true match. They’ve appropriate gamers and so that they’re ready to extinguish probability even in the event that they don’t command the match.
“It be a signal of the maturity and trip of my employees. Within the second half of we saved our depth and we achieved the inequity in this sense.
“Three dynamic gamers were occupied with the blueprint; Alioski, Costa and Harrison. They’ve the ability to shock the opponent and so that they did it with the last likelihood.
“When you occur to are the head of the league, pointless to convey it is some distance more healthy than different positions. But it is also appropriate that this day it would no longer mean a lot.”