Madejski Stadium played host to the Whites earlier on Sunday, as United and Reading ended their first bout of the season 0-0.
From United's website:
Reading team: Bond, Gunter, Obita, McShane, Ferdinand, Norwood (Hector 89), Quinn (Tshibola 77), Williams, Robson-Kanu, Blackman (Cox 82), Sa. Subs. Al-Habsi, A.Taylor, Novakovich, Stacey.
United team: Silvestri, Berardi, Cooper, Bamba, Taylor, Adeyemi, Phillips (Murphy 72), Mowatt (Antenucci 72), Byram, Dallas, Wood. Subs. Turnbull, Wootton, Bellusci, Erwin, Doukara.
Referee: C Kavanagh
Booked: Bamba, Adeyemi (United)
Att: 21,581 (4,131 United)
Reading almost opened the scoring early, after captain Sol Bamba committed a foul on Hal Robson-Kanu, giving the host team a free kick. Oliver Norwood gave it a go, but kicked it right into the arms of Leeds keeper Marco Silvestri.
Jonathan Bond was also solid in between the posts for Reading, giving his team a boost after saving a beautiful shot from new Leeds acquisition Stuart Dallas.
The first half was rather uneventful, only a few good chances for both teams, neither seemed to have the edge.
United came out in the second half on fire, enjoying most of of their ball time inside Reading's half. However, United couldn't manage to further test Bond between the pipes.
Finally, in the 70th minute, it looked like Chris Wood could open the scoring with a nice top-corner goal, however his efforts only made it into the side netting.
Uwe Rosler had seen enough, and switched out Phillips and Mowatt with Luke Murphy and Mirco Antenucci in an effort to grab the late goal.
Wood was again very close to scoring, collecting a long ball on his chest and turning, however his second effort skimmed the top post.
With only three minutes left, neither team was able to put the ball in the back of the net, which is where we leave off- a 0-0 draw.
We do have to say we love Reading for this though:
Awesome support for #21forDolan pic.twitter.com/1fe2Ohr2kS— The Tilehurst End (@TheTilehurstEnd) August 16, 2015
Massive credit to both #readingfc and #lufc fans for showing their support for #21forDolan http://t.co/DmwJffbvQt pic.twitter.com/Goix0rSoZH— The Tilehurst End (@TheTilehurstEnd) August 16, 2015