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Reading FC 2-2 Huddersfield Town FC: Instant Reaction

Ola John's late strike rescued a point for a sloppy Reading team who've now gone four games without a win, here's our instant reaction with a full report to follow.

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Reading: Al-Habsi, Obita, Ferdinand, McShane, Gunter, Norwood, Williams (John), Piazon (Fernandez), McCleary (Sa), Vydra, Blackman

Steve Clarke made three changes to his starting lineup as Lucas Piazon replaced Orlando Sa and Anton Ferdinand replaced Michael Hector in the heart of the defence. The other change saw Jordan Obita restored in place of Andrew Taylor at full-back and within two minutes the Reading boss may well have been regretting the switch.

With the ball around 10 yards outside the box and under pressure, Obita decided to try and play a neat pass to Ferdinand rather than put his boot through it. That decision backfired when the pass failed to find Anton and instead found Nakhi Wells who played a neat pass to Jamie Paterson to give Huddersfield a second minute lead.

Reading looked rattled but survived a nervy ten minutes to get back on level terms thanks to a questionable bit of keeping from Terriers stopper Jed Steer. The Huddersfield keeper saw Oliver Norwood's free kick from just outside the corner of the area beat everyone and sneak in at his near post to give Reading a precious equaliser.

You'd have assumed Reading would go on from this to win the game comfortably but oh no, Instead they once again fell behind as Obita lagged behind the rest of the back four to allow Wells to beat the offside trap and beat Al-Habsi.

The rest of the game was Reading huffing and puffing to break down a stubborn Huddersfield side and while Blackman hit the post moments after Matej Vydra was seemingly brought down in the box, you just got the feeling this wasn't going to be our night.

Thankfully Ola John had other ideas and he wriggled through with five minutes left to rescue a late point.

Overall a pretty poor day at the office but who knows how crucial that point could be come the end of the campaign. Jonny will be along a little later with the full report & ratings so stay tuned for that.