Ian Harte has struggled to compare Leeds United to the Reading side that he was involved with that won the Championship.

The retired left-back admitted that the Royals looked to bully sides in that year whereas Leeds are much-more used to dominating possession and succeeding that way.

Reading won the second-tier in 2012 with 89 points ahead of Southampton and West Ham, in the same season in which Simon Grayson left the club after years of success at Elland Road.

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Harte couldn’t pick a winner between the two sides if they hypothetically went up against each other, as they are completely different.

“It’s two completely different sides,” he told Football League World.

“Leeds are all about passing and possession, keeping the ball. At Reading, we wanted to keep the ball, but we liked to go out and bully teams as well.  

“Who’s to say, I’m not sure who’d win.”

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Marcelo Bielsa has transformed Leeds into one of the most-dominating Championship sides in recent history with his high-pressing style.

Leeds have won the most games in the division as well as having the best defence – something which comes from their ability to keep the ball.

It is no surprise to see that the Whites keep the most possession in the league, and that leads to them having 16.4 shots on goal per game – two more than any other side [WhoScored].

Reading never really progressed after promotion, and should Leeds be able to do that if promotion is secured, then Harte should have his answer to that question.

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