Luke Murphy shines for Leeds United versus Reading

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The 26-year-old was brilliant against his former manager.

Chris Wood bagged an 86th-minute winner as Leeds United made it two victories on the spin by beating Reading 3-2 at Elland Road this afternoon.

Wood, who missed a hatful of glorious chances in last week's 1-0 defeat at Burnley, was the hero this time around, netting the winner four minutes from time as the Whites followed up their 2-1 victory at Birmingham City in midweek.

The big New Zealand striker, who also scored his side's second to put them 2-1 up, is bound to make the headlines, given his labours at Turf Moor, but midfielder Luke Murphy also played a huge role in beating the Royals today.

The 26-year-old was outstanding in a game which saw him come up against the man who brought him to Elland Road in 2013 - Reading boss Brian McDermott.

With 11, Murphy won more duels than any other Leeds player on the pitch, also managing six ball recoveries - only defender Charlie Taylor and Lewis Cook registered more than him.

He also won possession back in midfield on three occasions, managed three interceptions and won three of his six tackles in individual stats which he edged out Cook in to emerge as perhaps United's best player on the day.

  PositionTeamTouchesPoss Won Mid 3rdInterceptionDuel WonBall RecoveryWon TackleTotal PassAccurate PassAppearancesMins Played
Luke Murphy MF Leeds 59 3 4 11 6 3 35 26 1 90

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