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Elland Road (ATT 30,034) 12th February 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Foy

Leeds Leeds United vs Reading Reading

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Hulse brace sinks Royals

By James Pearson.   Last Updated: 12/02/05 5:02pm

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Leeds United's improvement continued following a 3-1 win over out of form Reading at Elland Road.

Rob Hulse capped a superb debut for The Whites with a brace while David Healy notched his seventh goal for the club.

The visitors began the brighter of the sides, but it was Leeds who took the lead when Healy collected Aaron Lennon's through ball before finishing past Marcus Hahnemann.

Leeds have so often failed to finish off opposition of late at Elland Road, but there was no chance of a repeat thank to Hulse's second half brace.

The on-loan West Brom ace opened his account for his new club with a superb strike from 20 yards from Jermaine Wright's lay-off to end the visitors' resistance.

Hulse added a second shortly after to wrap up the points, but that was not the end of the scoring in West Yorkshire.

Lloyd Owusu pulled a goal back for Reading in the final minute, however it was nothing more than consolation.

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 46 90
2 Watford 46 89
3 Norwich City 46 86
4 Middlesbrough 46 85
5 Brentford 46 78
6 Ipswich Town 46 78
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 78
8 Derby County 46 77
9 Blackburn Rovers 46 67
10 Birmingham City 46 63
11 Cardiff City 46 62
12 Charlton Athletic 46 60
13 Sheffield Wednesday 46 60
14 Nottingham Forest 46 59
15 Leeds United 46 56
16 Huddersfield Town 46 55
17 Fulham 46 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 46 51
19 Reading 46 50
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 46 47
21 Rotherham United 46 46
22 Millwall 46 41
23 Wigan Athletic 46 39
24 Blackpool 46 26

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