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Media Reaction: Huddersfield (A)

As Eminem would testify, Saturday involved a serious dosage of Deja Vu for Royals fans: reminiscent of Charlton at home, a 1-0 win, some seriously squeaky moments, and a winning goal courtesy of Billy Sharp. Here's how the media rated our blustery Yorkshire away day.

Three points, and up to 5th in the Championship table. Lovely stuff.

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Straight from the mouth of the club itself, we first have the official Reading write-up of the match.

Paying homage to a ''well-drilled Huddersfield Town side'', I reckon the website does a pretty admirable job of giving a nicely balanced account of the game. Though I would question the statement that the ''points were secured quite comfortably in the dying stages'', as I seem to remember it being a more hair-and-scare final few minutes than the report suggests, from being up in 'Uddersfield myself.

However, much of that may have been a result of Akpan's calamitous ''shot'' (or expertly-executed fake shot, depending on how you saw it) that you can behold for yourself here:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x18f2sx_akpan-s-swing-and-miss-huddersfield-away-14-12-13_sport

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Next up, a stroll over to the pastures of the BBCwho penned another match report.

Something that stuck out for me in this one is the little ''In-Form Royals'' caption at the side. Perhaps I'm pessimistic, but 2 losses, 2 draws and 3 wins in our last 7 games doesn't seem particularly glowing from where I stand. However, if you reckon I'm wrong then feel free to leave plenty of constructive abuse in the comments section below.

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The fellows at WhoScored.com bring us another one of their traditionally analytical takes on Saturday's game with this next article, chock-full of numbers, arrows and the like.

Staggeringly, their player-ratings gurus deemed it appropriate to award Alex McCarthy a massive 9.2 out of 10 for his display, as well as the Man of the Match award. I think I'm right in saying that this represents the highest rating a Reading goalkeeper has been given by the site this season. Nonetheless I feel it is totally justified: you cannot really overstate the importance of McCarthy in any game (as discussed on TTE Podcast Christmas Special), but his performance on Saturday was special.

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Here's the Mail Online giving us a glimpse into the reaction of the press.

The urge to include a cheap ''Sharp-shooter'' pun appears to have been too much for the Mail to handle, unfortunately. There is, however, a frankly glorious photo of Drenthe lower down the page, unleashing a feral roar in wake of the goal.

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Finally, I leave you this week with another post-match tirade courtesy of HobNob Anyone?.

I can't recall another match this season which has divided opinion to such a degree: some Nobbers seem contented with the result, whereas some are less satisfied and bemoan another fine-margin victory. If you ask me, a win's a win, though it would be nice to nobble someone with a glut of goals sometime soon.

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That's your lot for now. I'll return on Thursday to dish the dirt on the referee for Wigan at the weekend. Cheerio.