Reading v Leeds United: Last five meetings

Luke Murphy celebrates his opening goal at Reading last season.
Luke Murphy celebrates his opening goal at Reading last season.
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In recent years Leeds United’s trips to the Madjeski Stadium to face Reading have not been largely unfruitful apart from last season’s memorable 2-0 success.


Here we take a look back at the last five previous meetings between the two clubs at the Madjeski Stadium ahead of Sunday’s clash between the two sides.

Reading 0 Leeds United 2 (February 10, 2015)

In arguably Leeds’ most impressive display at the Madjeski, United claimed victory to stop the rot on the road.

With Leeds’ away form patchy to say the least, goals from Luke Murphy and a late Sam Byram effort earned Leeds only their second away win in 10 games.

Steve Morison hit a post in the first half but Leeds took the lead after the break through Luke Murphy’s 25-yard strike. With time running out, Morison found Byram all alone at the back post who nodded home and send the away support into raptures.

Reading 1 Leeds United 0 (September 18, 2013)

Adam Le Fondre proved to be Leeds’ nemesis as he nodded home a last-gasp winner. With seconds left on the clock, and Leeds just down to ten men as Stephen Warnock was shown a second yellow card, the stocky forward found himself in acres of room in the six-yard box to stoop and head home from a resulting free-kick.

Reading 2 Leeds United 0 (April 6, 2012)

An ill disciplined performance from Neil Warnock’s Whites in 2012 saw them succomb to two late Le Fondre goals.

In a first half riddled with United fouls, Zac Thompson was shown a straight red card for a foul on Jobi McAnuff.

After Le Fondre had a goal ruled out for offside he scored from no more than a yard out to put the Royals 1-0 up in the 84th minute. Le Fondre then tapped in a second from similar range in injury time.

Reading 0 Leeds United 0 (November 27, 2010)

This was a drab encounter between the two sides. Reading eventually finished fifth while Leeds finished seventh – just three points outside the Championship play-off zone.

Leeds’ first season back in the second tier for four seasons was an overwhelming success under Simon Grayson. However the season ended with fans wondering ‘what could have been’ as a five game win-less run in April all but ended United’s play-off hopes.

Reading 1 Leeds United 1 (October 29,2005)

In a game of few chances, Steve Coppell’s Reading broke the deadlock just after the hour mark as Brynjar Gunnarsson’s low right footed drive from just inside the area left Neil Sullivan stranded.

Fans’ favourite David Healy rescued a point for United with 15 minutes to go as he pounced on a defensive error to slam the ball home from the corner of the box via a slight deflection to earn United a hard-fought point against a Reading side who would eventually win the league with 106 points.