2013/14 Match Reports
The equation was simple - if Reading won, they were in the playoffs. A draw would have been enough if Brighton couldn't beat Nottingham Forest, but in second-half injury time, relief turned to heartache, as Leonardo Ulloa nodded in to snatch sixth.
For the first time since the end of January, Reading won a home match, and finally showed the potential which has all too frequently been lacking this campaign. Adam Le Fondre's tap-in and a George Friend own goal renewed Royals fans' playoff hopes.
What used to be Fortress Madejski now seems to be a comfort pad for away sides, as 18th placed Huddersfield Town came to Reading and outplayed the home team. Not for the first time this season, the Royals looked second best at the Mad Stad.
Where oh where do we begin? A dire performance from Reading saw Barnsley unexpectedly take all three points back to Yorkshire in what is one of our worst performances of the season. Bucks Royal was lucky enough to get to do today's match report, so h
Reading cemented their place in the final play-off spot on Tuesday night with an emphatic 4-2 win over Brian McDermott's Leeds. Goals from Garath McCleary, Royston Drenthe, Nick Blackman and Hal Robson Kanu ensured Nigel Adkins a very Happy Birthday.
Earlier this week I wrote an article detailing how Reading have only won once when conceding the opening goal. The Royals' inability to break down defences cost them a win against a Yeovil side that was reduced to eight men by the final whistle.
Jobi McAnuff just about summed up the good, bad and ugly side of this Reading side on a day when Blackburn took all three points at the Madejski Stadium. We round up Reading's second consecutive home defeat.
A professional performance from the Royals saw them run out 3-0 winners over Millwall at the New Den. Whilst it wasn't a classic by any means, with windy conditions playing havoc, Reading showed resilience and confidence to record an easy victory.
Reading were handed their first league defeat in 2014 after two second half goals edged the game in Ipswich Town's favour.
With the return of Matt Mills, and the obvious painful history with Bolton Wanderers still in the hearts of Reading fans, this promised to be a belter - the Royals having finally won at Watford last week. Few could have seen this scoreline though...
There’s always next year, we tell ourselves every year. This time round that phrase always felt like it might come a bit quicker than we might hope, and thus it proved at the American Express Community Stadium. Losing 1-0 to Brighton via an Andrew Cr
It must be something about January. Last year, we notched comeback wins against West Brom and Newcastle, adding to late draw at home to Chelsea. Kicking off January 2014 at home to Forest, another January late goal salvaged a point for the Royals.
Billy Sharp may have only scored twice for the Royals in nearly three months, but both of those goals have been match-winners as the Southampton loanee followed up his winner against Charlton with another at Huddersfield as Reading earned a vital win
Fortress Madejski was breached with ease by a Bournemouth side who hadn't won away since August, and had taken just 3 points from their last 7 matches. The frailties we saw at home to Charlton were magnified by the Cherries, who were clinical.