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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 Derby County 34 65
2 Middlesbrough 34 63
3 Norwich City 34 62
4 Watford 34 62
5 Bournemouth 34 60
6 Ipswich Town 34 60
7 Brentford 34 58
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 57
9 Nottingham Forest 34 50
10 Sheffield Wednesday 34 46
11 Blackburn Rovers 34 45
12 Charlton Athletic 34 42
13 Birmingham City 34 42
14 Huddersfield Town 34 42
15 Cardiff City 34 41
16 Leeds United 34 41
17 Bolton Wanderers 34 40
18 Reading 34 40
19 Fulham 34 39
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 34 37
21 Rotherham United 34 37
22 Millwall 34 31
23 Wigan Athletic 34 28
24 Blackpool 34 22

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