By Emma Sanders
Leeds manager Garry Monk has hit back at Jaap Stam, claiming he is “embarrassed” for the Reading boss for letting his emotions get on top of him following the clash between the clubs on Tuesday.
Reading had the majority of the possession in the game but still could not find a breakthrough and they were criticised for playing the ball across the back for long periods of the game.
Leeds fans chanted “boring, boring Reading” at Stam’s players after they failed to record more than two shots on target despite maintaining 77% of the possession.
“I felt a bit embarrassed for him. Sometimes emotions are high,” said Monk, as quoted by the Mirror.
“I’m not concerned by Jaap’s comments, we were very happy with our performance.”
Chris Wood gave Leeds an early lead when he netted after 19 minutes in the first half and Reading failed to mount any sort of attack in the second-half before Souleymane Doukara doubled Leeds’ lead with just a few minutes of stoppage time left to play.
It was the fourth game in a row Leeds have been involved in a game which finished in a 2-0 scoreline but they bounced back from a defeat against Brighton on Friday to go level on points with Derby in fifth place.
It was a costly defeat for Reading, who are now just one point ahead of Huddersfield in third place, and eight points behind Brighton in the runners-up place.
In other Leeds news, this is the expected starting line-up to face Brentford.