By Mark Smith

23rd Feb, 2020 | 8:30am

'You don't get those at Elland Road' - EFL on Quest pundit questions decision in recent Leeds win

EFL on Quest pundit Nathan Jones has claimed that Reading would never have been given a penalty against Leeds United at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon.

The Royals had a late shout turned down after George Puskas volleyed at Luke Ayling’s arm from very close distance during injury time of the 1-0 victory for the Whites.

Referee Jarrod Gillett waved away those cries for a penalty and put in a solid performance during his first time officiating the Whites.

It came quickly after Kiko Casilla saved the Whites blocking Liam Moore’s effort during injury time when the defender went through on goal.

Former Stoke boss Jones joked that he was friends with Ayling and therefore wouldn’t have awarded the decision but admitted that there was no chance of the away side getting that at Elland Road.

“Look, he’s a good friend of mine,” he laughed during EFL on Quest.

“So, I probably wouldn’t but no look, you don’t get those at Elland Road in the 90th minute.”

With the win, Leeds earned consecutive clean sheets and wins for the first time since the beginning of December, and having seen the incident there was no chance that could have stopped it.

Ayling closes down Puskas quickly and blocks the ball back across with his arms down by his side – we’ve seen some questionable decisions go against us this season, and that certainly would have been one.

The 28-year-old was moved into the middle of defence after Kalvin Phillips went off injured, and Jones will have been pleased to see his good friend perform so well. Ayling completed a single tackle, and multiple clearances, blocks, and interceptions in the win [WhoScored].

In other Leeds United news, Kalvin Phillips shares injury update after recent knock in 1-0 win v Reading