Reading 0-3 Leeds United: Noel Whelan's instant reaction

Leeds Manager Marcelo Bielsa looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship between Reading and Leeds United at the Madejski Stadium on March 12, 2019 in Reading, England.

Leeds United soared to the top of the Championship.

Leeds Manager Marcelo Bielsa looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship between Reading and Leeds United at the Madejski Stadium on March 12, 2019 in Reading, England.

Leeds United are top of the Championship with nine games remaining.

The Whites made light work of opponents Reading, winning the game before half-time.

 

Leeds were three goals up at the break, after Mateusz Klich's opener was followed up by a brace from Pablo Hernandez.

Former Leeds striker Noel Whelan gave his view on Leeds' win at the Madejski Stadium to BBC Radio Leeds.

Whelan said: "It was a very dominant performance in the first half.

"We squandered opportunities in the second which probably could have taken it to six."

Leeds Manager Marcelo Bielsa looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship between Reading and Leeds United at the Madejski Stadium on March 12, 2019 in Reading, England.

The second half was a drab spectacle after Leeds' first half blitz, but the Whites' won't mind that.

The promotion race looks set to be a nerve racking one, and Leeds want comfortable matches like these.

Leeds' next fixture is against promotion rivals Sheffield United, who won at home to Brentford. Norwich play tomorrow night.

Leeds United fans celebrate after the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

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