Defender Pearce won with 38% of the voting, coming in ahead of Jem Karacan on 21% and Adam Le Fondre at 15%. The defender was an ever present last season as we won the Championship but despite some decent performances at the start of the current campaign, fell out of favour due to contract problems and spent a lengthy spell on the bench. However Pearce returned to the team in December and helped oversee a revival of fortunes that saw Reading pick up four points in four games, keeping their first back-to-back clean sheets of the campaign.
At the same time we were asking you to vote for your game of 2012, and it was our 3-1 win at St Mary's that narrowly edged out the 4-2 win at West Ham to take the award by 33% to 30%.
Congratulations to those three for a great 2012 and thanks to all of you who voted.