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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.

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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: