Midfield ace Danny Drinkwater’s  drove in an equaliser from 20 yards that earned Leicester a point on the hour as Reading moved into the play-off places on goal difference who had Mikele Leigertwood sent off.

Royal’s Defender Alex Pearce headed the Royals in front from Jordan Obita’s free-kick after 15 minutes.

Nigel Pearson’s Foxes are now edging towards the title being seven points clear of second-placed Burnley with four matches remaining, while Reading, winless in seven at home and with one win in five, are level on 64 points with Brighton and Ipswich below them with 4 to go.

Schmeichel did well once again when he pushed away an effort from McCleary after the Royals winger had got in behind Morgan which should have been 2 for the home team.

After the break Pogrebnyak’s header came back off the woodwork from McCleary’s ball from the right and the Royals were a good test in front of the TV camera’s.

Leicester’s Morgan also went close with a header from a deep cross from Riyad Mahrez before substitute Leigertwood was shown a second yellow card for a lunge at Mahrez with four minutes left.

1-1 away at Reading well we all would have taken that before the game!

 

Reading

  • 21 McCarthy
  • 02 Gunter
  • 18 Bridge
  • 35 Hector
  • 15 Morrison
  • 05 Pearce
  • 23 Williams (Leigertwood – 61′ Dismissed after an earlier booking )
  • 37 Obita (Robson-Kanu – 74′ )
  • 07 Pogrebnyak
  • 12 McCleary (Drenthe – 84′ )
  • 11 McAnuff

Substitutes

  • 01 Federici
  • 03 Kelly
  • 08 Leigertwood
  • 09 Le Fondre
  • 10 Drenthe
  • 17 Gorkss
  • 19 Robson-Kanu

Leicester City

  • 01 Schmeichel
  • 02 de Laet Booked
  • 15 Schlupp
  • 07 Hammond (King – 73′ )
  • 27 Wasilewski
  • 05 Morgan
  • 26 Mahrez
  • 04 Drinkwater
  • 09 Vardy (Wood – 65′ )
  • 35 Nugent (Taylor-Fletcher – 80′ )
  • 11 Dyer

Substitutes

  • 03 Konchesky
  • 10 King
  • 18 Moore
  • 22 Taylor-Fletcher
  • 24 Knockaert
  • 25 Logan
  • 39 Wood
Ref: Simon Hooper
Att: 20,072