Leeds United picked up a second consecutive 1-0 win at Elland Road, this time beating Reading thanks to a Pablo Hernandez goal.
As the game begun, play was fairly open, Helder Costa had the first chance as he turned his man brilliantly before flashing a shot across goal but it just went past the post. Meanwhile, Reading looked to play a counter-attacking game, breaking forward at pace and causing problems for the Leeds defence.
Kalvin Phillips was substituted on 38 minutes, with Alioski coming on and Ben White taking up the number four position in his place. Alioski had a chance late-on in the first half, with a left-footed volley from close range saved by the keeper.
Leeds began to take control as the game went into the second half, and on 58 minutes, Pablo Hernandez opened the scoring. His original attempt was blocked, but the Spaniard kept pushing, as he brought the ball down and stabbed it home.
Leeds 1 Reading 0 FT— John (@John_MooreMOT) February 22, 2020
Great goal by Hernandez
Forest dropped points today as did Fulham and Brentford earlier so Leeds are now 5 points ahead of third #MOT pic.twitter.com/WeBwoGDS7Z
Chances came few and far between from then on, with a big chance coming for Reading in the final moments, which was matched by Casilla as he denied Moore at the by-line.
Another crucial three points, with two away games on the way for Leeds.