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Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Neil Kilkenny, clearance by Ian Harte.
Jonathan Howson takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.
Corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte, Andrew O'Brien makes a clearance.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Ross McCormack. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
Noel Hunt takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross McCormack on Andy Griffin. Free kick taken by Zurab Khizanishvili.
Robert Snodgrass goes off and Lloyd Sam comes on.
Michail Antonio produces a right-footed shot from inside the area and strikes the post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Griffin by Bradley Johnson. Adam Federici takes the direct free kick.
Headed effort from inside the area by Bradley Johnson misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jimmy Kebe on George McCartney. Free kick taken by Alex Bruce.
Michail Antonio is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Connolly.
Ross McCormack is brought on as a substitute for Max Gradel. (Leeds) makes a substitution, with Billy Paynter coming on for Luciano Becchio. Michail Antonio is brought on as a substitute for Mikele Leigertwood. Mikele Leigertwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Max Gradel. George McCartney delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.
(Leeds) makes a substitution, with Ross McCormack coming on for Max Gradel. Luciano Becchio leaves the field to be replaced by Billy Paynter. Mikele Leigertwood goes off and Michail Antonio comes on. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Max Gradel by Mikele Leigertwood. Free kick crossed left-footed by George McCartney from left channel.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte from the right by-line to the near post, Alex Bruce makes a clearance.
Luciano Becchio is ruled offside. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.
George McCartney booked. Jimmy Kebe fouled by George McCartney, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Griffin restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bradley Johnson by Mikele Leigertwood. Free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.
Max Gradel concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Griffin. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.
Shane Long produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Foul by Alex Pearce on Kasper Schmeichel, free kick awarded. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Ian Harte, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
Foul by George McCartney on Jay Tabb, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jay Tabb.
Noel Hunt shown a yellow card. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Howson by Noel Hunt. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Howson.
(Reading) makes a substitution, with Jimmy Kebe coming on for Simon Church.
Jay Tabb replaces Jem Karacan.
Booking for Bradley Johnson. Unfair challenge on Shane Long by Bradley Johnson results in a free kick. Ian Harte takes the free kick.
Neil Kilkenny gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff. Jobi McAnuff takes the direct free kick.
Robert Snodgrass fouled by Ian Harte, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.
Max Gradel takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a comfortable save.
Corner taken short by Robert Snodgrass.
Jem Karacan is shown a yellow card.
Shane Long takes a shot. Comfortable save by Kasper Schmeichel.
Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
Foul by George McCartney on Jem Karacan, free kick awarded. Ian Harte produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
Paul Connolly is booked. Foul by Paul Connolly on Noel Hunt, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Noel Hunt from left channel, Alex Bruce manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Zurab Khizanishvili by Max Gradel results in a free kick. Adam Federici takes the free kick.
Foul by Luciano Becchio on Jobi McAnuff, free kick awarded. Adam Federici takes the free kick.
The referee shows Andy Griffin a yellow card. Max Gradel receives a yellow card.
Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, Zurab Khizanishvili produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff, save by Kasper Schmeichel.
Shane Long is ruled offside. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the right by-line, Shot by Noel Hunt. Max Gradel manages to make a clearance.
Effort on goal by Jem Karacan from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Ian Harte challenges Max Gradel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Robert Snodgrass, save by Adam Federici.
Unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio by Zurab Khizanishvili results in a free kick. Neil Kilkenny takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Robert Snodgrass. Jonathan Howson takes the direct free kick.
Jonathan Howson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jem Karacan. Free kick taken by Andy Griffin.
Luciano Becchio gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zurab Khizanishvili. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio by Zurab Khizanishvili. Alex Bruce takes the direct free kick.
Alex Pearce fouled by Luciano Becchio, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Max Gradel. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Long by Andrew O'Brien. Free kick crossed left-footed by Noel Hunt from left channel, Andrew O'Brien makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on George McCartney by Noel Hunt results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
The referee gets the game underway.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
The match restarts for the second half.
The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Mills banned for Royals
Reading will be without stand-in captain Matt Mills for the home game against Leeds.
Centre-back Mills picked up his fifth booking of the season in Saturday`s 1-1 draw at Watford and will serve an automatic one-match ban with Zurab Khizanishvili likely to take his place.
On-loan midfielder Mikele Leigertwood is expected to make his debut after signing from QPR on Monday on a deal until January.
Defender Ian Harte is fit to face his former club after overcoming a trapped nerve which caused him to be replaced at half-time against the Hornets.
Midfielder Jay Tabb also came off last weekend with a dead leg but he has recovered in time to face the Whites.
Club captain Ivar Ingimarsson remains a long-term absentee with a hamstring problem as does central midfielder Brynjar Gunnarsson who continues to struggle with a thigh problem.
Striker Noel Hunt will be hoping to continue his good form following his 15 months out through injury having netted three goals in the Royals last three games.
Skipper Richard Naylor has had minor knee surgery and will be out for a further six weeks but Leeds have no other new injury or suspension problems for the clash.
Other than Naylor and fellow centre-half Patrick Kisnorbo (knee), manager Simon Grayson has a full-strength squad to choose from.
Grayson is not expected to make too many changes as his side have gone five league games unbeaten.
Billy Paynter, Ross McCormack and Davide Somma, all substitutes last week, may have to be patient and wait on the bench for their chance as Grayson retains Luciano Becchio up front with Max Gradel and Robert Snodgrass on either wing.
Leeds are chasing a fifth away win in the Championship as they look to consolidate in the top six.
All-square at Madejski
Reading and Leeds fought themselves to a standstill in a goalless npower Championship clash at the Madejski Stadium.
Both sides' defences were on top in a full-blooded encounter of few chances, with Reading closest to snatching all three points in the 87th minute when substitute Michail Antonio's angled shot from inside the penalty area hit the post.
But Leeds will also count themselves unlucky not to have grabbed a fifth away win in the Championship this season when skipper Jonny Howson's goalbound shot was brilliantly saved by Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici deep in stoppage time.
The Royals have now drawn their last four league matches, while Leeds stretched their unbeaten run to six games to hold on to their place in the top six.
Mikele Leigertwood made his debut for Reading after joining on loan this week from QPR and Zurab Khizanishvili returned to the starting line-up, while Leeds were unchanged from the side that drew at Norwich last Saturday.
There was little to separate the teams for the opening 20 minutes, with neither able to carve out an opening and it was a further 10 minutes before Leeds had the first shot on goal - Robert Snodgrass drilling in a free-kick from the edge of the penalty area.
Reading responded with a shot from Jem Karacan that flew over the crossbar and Noel Hunt's volley soon after was blocked by Leeds winger Max Gradel.
Khizanishvili went closest to breaking the first-half deadlock when Khizanishvili headed Jobi McAnuff's corner inches wide of the post five minutes before half-time.
Ian Harte was denied a goal against his former club when Leeds goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel turned away his goalbound free-kick at full stretch five minutes after the restart.
Schmeichel was alert to Shane Long's header as Reading exerted pressure, but Gradel fired a warning for the visitors in the 54th minute when his shot from the edge of the area was held by Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici.
Jay Tabb replaced the injured Karacan and Jimmy Kebe was sent on for Simon Church as Reading manager Brendan Rodgers made a double substitution on the hour mark, but Leeds were proving dogged opponents and chances were still at a premium.
Long headed over the crossbar in the 70th minute before Leeds made two substitutions of their own with 15 minutes left, with strikers Billy Paynter and Ross McCormack sent on in a bid to snaffle a late winner.
Bradley Johnson threatened to do just that in the 85th minute, but headed the wrong side of the post.
At the other end Reading were denied a last-gasp win when Antonio, a 77th-minute replacement for debutant Leigertwood, fired an angled shot from 12 yards against the upright.
Hunt then fired a shot from the edge of the area straight at Schmeichel and Federici pulled off a superb save to keep out Howson's fine shot from the edge of the area in the 93rd minute.
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