Charlie Taylor bore the brunt of the frustration from Leeds United fans on social media last night in the wake of his side’s 1-0 defeat to Reading in the Championship.

The left-back’s mistake allowed Yann Kermorgant to score the decisive goal and send the Royals above their opponents in the table with just seven games remaining.

Taylor was caught out of position at a Reading throw-in midway through the first half and in his attempts to recover inexplicably headed the ball across the 18-yard box for Kermorgant to slam home.

Whilst Liam Cooper was also criticised for jumping over the attempted clearance, most of the blame fell at his 23-year-old team-mate’s feet as Leeds slumped to a disappointing loss.

In truth, Reading were deserved victors and could have won by a greater margin had it not been for some wasteful finishing.

The Whites, on the other hand, were left ruing a sluggish performance that saw the league’s top scorer Chris Wood largely isolated as his team struggled to fashion chances.

An automatic promotion place now looks near-impossible for the Elland Road outfit after wins for both Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion this weekend, but a play-off finish is still very much within their grasp.

Nevertheless, last night’s defeat was a blow and neither Taylor nor the Leeds faithful will be looking back on it with fond memories.

The best of the Twitter reaction to his display can be found below:


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