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3 things we clearly learnt about Leeds United following their 3-0 win over Reading last night



Leeds United returned to the top of the Championship table with a convincing 3-0 win over relegation-threatened Reading at the Madejski Stadium.  

Marcelo Bielsa’s side hardly broke a sweat in the win and found themselves three goals up at half-time.

Mateusz Klich and a brace from Pablo Hernandez proved to be enough for the Whites as they moved ahead of Norwich City in the table, with the Canaries not in action until tonight.

Hernandez stole the headlines with two stunning strikes from distance which gave Royals goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez absolutely no chance.

Leeds will be hoping to retain their spot in the automatic promotion places heading into the final stages of this year’s campaign as they target a long-awaited return to the Premier League.

It seems as though there is no stopping Bielsa’s side at this moment in time and there’s every reason to believe that they could achieve promotion this season.

But what have we learnt about Leeds after this latest win?

Find out below….

Pablo Hernandez is crucial to this Leeds team

Hernandez has been Leeds’ star man this season and his contribution to their promotion push has been a significant one.

The brace last night took his goal tally to ten goals for the season, as well as having 11 assists to his name for the Whites.

They need him to be at the top of his game for the remainder of this year’s campaign if they are to keep their promotion dream alive.

Bamford needs to up his game

Bamford missed a number of guilt-edge chances on the night and failed to get on the scoresheet against a frail-looking Reading defence.

He needs to improve at the weekend when they take on promotion rivals, Sheffield United at Elland Road in a crucial six-pointer.

Bielsa's tactics were spot on

Bielsa is known to get his tactics spot on for the majority of Leeds’ games this season, and it was no different against Reading.

Leeds picked off the Royals with ease and they deserved the three points on the night.

Bielsa needs to do his homework on a Sheffield United team that will pose a real threat to denting their promotion hopes on Saturday.


Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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