2012/13 Match Reports

Match reports from the 2012/13 season

West Ham 4 - 2 Reading: Sloppy Royals punished

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Despite a spirited second half comeback, Nigel Adkins' side ended their Premier League season with a defeat, thanks to a Nolan hat trick and Vaz Te strike.

Reading 0-2 Manchester City: Very damp, some squib

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Reading completed their home fixtures in the Premier League with a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City. Reading put up plenty of fight but in the end City's quality shone through as only a string of...

Fulham 2-4 Reading: Royals Thrive With No Pressure

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Yep, you read that right. Reading have won a game. It may have taken over three months, and six games of the Adkins era to pick up that win, but there was no luck involved in a classy performance...

Reading 0-0 QPR: That's all folks

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So that's it, Reading are once again a Championship club after just one season back in the Premier League. Today's 0-0 draw also relegated our opponents QPR and both sides will have plenty of work...

Norwich 2-1 Reading - Bennetts Give Double Trouble

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Well, at least the false hope is gone. Reading lost at Carrow Road on Saturday which all but certainly sends them down to the Championship with QPR. A good performance from the Royals, but two...

Reading 0-0 Liverpool - Return Of The Mac

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The last time we saw Alex McCarthy in the Reading goal, he suffered a shoulder injury at Loftus Road. What a welcome return it was, after he pulled off some truly stunning saves to ensure the...

Reading 0-2 Southampton: taxi for a large singer

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For whatever reason, Reading Football Club don't do 'must-win' games at home very well. Today's defeat all but ended our Premier League survival hopes as Southampton ran out clear and deserved 2-0...

Arsenal 4-1 Reading - Hopelessly outgunned

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If Nigel Adkins was under had any doubts about the size of the task facing him at Reading, today's demolition at Arsenal will have banished them, as the Royals were well beaten at Arsenal.

Man Utd 1-0 Reading: A glimmer of hope?

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Reading's players can be proud of their efforts despite a 1-0 defeat at the home of the Premier League leaders. Wayne Rooney's deflected strike gave United all three points but Reading put in a...

Reading 1-2 Aston Villa: Commitment but no quality

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Reading's survival hopes are on life support after going down to a 2-1 defeat at home to fellow strugglers Aston Villa.

Everton 3-1 Reading - Blue Day On Merseyside

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Reading's first win of this Premier League season came against Everton at the Madejski Stadium in November, as Adam Le Fondre bagged two goals to turn around a half-time deficit. This time the...

Reading 0-3 Wigan - The beginning of the end?

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Reading's official Twitter described this as "a bad day at the office after 10 minutes of madness." I'd really like to just repost that and move on because to recap this game is about as painful a...

Man Utd 2-1 Reading - Supersub Steals Show

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Much has been made of Adam Le Fondre's prowess as a sub but it was another scintillating substitute performance which put paid to Reading's FA Cup dreams. Nani came off the Manchester United bench...

Stoke 2-1 Reading - Battling Royals outmuscled

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Reading knew what they were in for when they turned up at the Britannia and they got exactly what was promised, a tough, bruising encounter that lacked quality and came down to a few key moments...

Reading 2-1 Sunderland: Kebe keeps Royals rolling

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Clubs have always been keen on selling half-season tickets to fans wanting to taste the drama of the run-in but perhaps Reading should think about a season ticket that lets you in for the last ten...

Reading 2-2 Chelsea - Adam Good Finish

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Be honest with me - at 2-0 down, did you think we were dead and buried? The last three games Reading have gone behind, they've turned it around in the second half. And yet again, Adam Le Fondrecame...

Reading 4-0 Sheffield United: Blades Blunted

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It's a sign of the times that a 4-0 win over Sheffield United can be met with such apathy from Reading fans. It's an even stronger sign of how far we've come when a fifth round trip to Old Trafford...

Newcastle 1-2 Reading - A Tale Of Two Adams

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When these two sides met in September 2012, Demba Ba's arm was to deny Reading three points at the Madejski Stadium. In January 2013, these things finally evened themselves out as it was Adam Le...

Reading 3-2 West Brom - Royals Bounce Back

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A quite incredible turnaround from Reading saw them boing back from a Romelu Lukaku brace to secure an important 3-2 victory against West Bromwich Albion

Crawley 1-3 Reading - Royals survive early scare

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After an early scare Reading came through this Third Round tie with Crawley relatively comfortably, showing their Premier League quality with two Adam Le Fondre goals to prevent a potential cup...

Spurs 3-1 Reading - Lennon shines Reading struggle

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The Royals were left to rue not taking three golden opportunities and a hugely deflected Clint Dempsey shot to ensure they left White Hart Lane with no points.

Reading 1-0 West Ham - Episode 20: A New Hope

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You'll be hard pressed to find a Royals fan that was entertained yesterday but what you will find is 22,000 odd Royals fans absolutely delighted with a vital three points. While safety still...

Reading 0-0 Swansea City - No Boxing Day KO

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After the last-minute heartbreak at the Etihad, it was another pleasing defensive performance from the Royals, but they couldn't land a killer blow to grab a first win in over a month against...

Manchester City 1-0 Reading

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A controversial Gareth Barry injury-time winner sealed the three points for Manchester City in a match where Reading were unlucky not to emerge with a point.

Reading 2-5 Arsenal - No Upset, Just Dejection

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6 losses in a row now in the Premier League, and Reading's survival chances look ever slimmer. Yet another goalfest at the Mad Stad saw them ship 5 to Arsene Wenger's Arsenal in another humiliating...

Sunderland 3-0 Reading - Black Cats tear Royals

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Another dismal performance from the Royals makes it 5 losses in a row in the Premier League, as Martin O'Neill's struggling Sunderland cruised to a 3-0 win over Reading.

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