And it was the hosts who took the lead on 21 minutes when Kermorgant fired beyond Rob Green.
Reading: Al Habsi, Gunter, Moore, Blackett, Obita, Kelly, Williams, McCleary, Swift, Beerens, Kermorgant. Subs: Legg, Meite, Popa, Watson, Oxford, Grabban, Mutch.
Leeds: Green, Berardi, Bartley, Cooper, Taylor, Bridcutt, Vieira, Sacko, Hernandez, Pedraza, Wood. Subs: Roofe, Doukara, Silvestri, O’Kane, Dallas, Phillips, Barrow.
Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)