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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 39 73
2 Watford 39 72
3 Middlesbrough 39 72
4 Norwich City 39 70
5 Derby County 39 67
6 Ipswich Town 39 67
7 Brentford 39 66
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 39 65
9 Nottingham Forest 39 57
10 Blackburn Rovers 39 54
11 Charlton Athletic 39 54
12 Sheffield Wednesday 39 53
13 Leeds United 39 52
14 Cardiff City 39 51
15 Birmingham City 38 47
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 39 45
17 Bolton Wanderers 39 45
18 Huddersfield Town 39 44
19 Reading 38 44
20 Fulham 39 43
21 Rotherham United 39 40
22 Wigan Athletic 39 35
23 Millwall 39 33
24 Blackpool 39 23

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