Media Reaction: Nottingham Forest (A)

Victory is sweet. It may have taken over a month to do so, but the Royals are back to winning ways. In our regular weekend segment, we sift through some of the response to a hotly-contested win over Nottingham Forest.

Having successfully recuperated from the cut-and-thrust drama of Friday night, let's take a peek at what the papers and the internet are saying about a thrilling 3-2 win at the City Ground.

The official site's report paints a very cheery picture indeed: I lost track of how many times the word ''superb'' cropped up. The fact that ''Chris Gunter is not having much luck at the moment with refereeing decisions'' is also mentioned, albeit in brief.

http://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/article/report-forest-a-1205672.aspx

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In a weekend sport section dominated by the defeats of Burnley and QPR, the BBC have still found the time to throw together a Reading write-up, in an article headed by a picture of Alex Pearce pulling a magnificent gurning expression.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/25046521

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Intriguingly, Sky Sports chose to use the same shot in their own match report, which is written in a similarly journalistic tone to the BBC, just with a few glowing superlatives shoved in for good measure.

http://www1.skysports.com/football/live/match/293183/report

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Fresh off the back of last weekend's glaring headline error, where it was alleged that our Blackburn stalemate was ''our first clean sheet in 33 away ties'', the Mail Online have come up with a significantly more factually-correct report on Friday night's fixture. Cunningly, most of the article comprises of lots of blown-up photos from the game, meaning that it isn't a text-heavy affair (unlike this paragraph).

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2515798/Nottingham-Forest-2-Reading-3-Match-report.html

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To wrap up, we have another refreshingly insightful WhoScored.com breakdown of our clash. Note that on paper, Kaspars Gorkss appears to have been our stand-out performer on the night.

http://www.whoscored.com/Matches/721215/MatchReport

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That's me done for another week. Eyes now begin to turn to Tuesday's quickly-approaching showdown with Charlton Athletic - back home at the Mad Stad - but for now I'll enjoy the rest of the weekend basking in the comfort of 3-points and a job well done in Nottingham.

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