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Media Wrap: Derby County 1-2 Reading FC (FA Cup)

The Royals travelled to Derby again more in hope than expectation after Tuesday's poor result. Fighting through severe and tragic traffic, 1,600 fans made it and were treated to another away day win. Here's how the media reported it.

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ESPN FC this week don't bother with a match report, however they do include a 5 min video clip of the game which appears on a number of reports this week.

I'm putting this is as it's very rare that we get a mention on the UEFA Website and continuing our overseas theme we have MLSSocer playing tribute to Danny Williams. The Nigerians are also in on the act with SL10 obviously concentrating on The Yak and his game winning goal along with The Nigerian TimesAfrican Football and SuperSport.

A bit closer to home, and SkySports give us a good write up and they also carry a couple of interview videos. The BBC follow suit with a fairly comprehensive write-up with a couple of good pics. They also have a video highlight package but in true BBC form is 2 minutes shorter than the ESPN one. As usual the FA Cup gets column inches (well screen pixels) on the ITV and they follow suit with everyone on focusing on The Yak.

Looking at the online newspapers then we have the Daily Star who focus on The Yak and the banter between McClaren and Yakubu prior to him coming on, the Telegraph lead with the headline that "Yakubu comes back to haunt Mclaren" and actually is a good report on the game. We also have the Daily Mail who have a good write up and are back with their annoying info-video - surely they must realise that there is a better way to do the stats!

The Guardian carry on with the Yak love in and they also mention HRK's "lovely goal". Sportsmole follow on with the same theme but they do lean towards Derby.

It's nice to recap on pre-match predictions with Mark Lawrenson and Michael Owen not really giving us a a chance on the HTC Sport website - if that's a sign then please carry on tipping the opposition!

Elsewhere we have a brief summary from Setanta Sports Ireland, a 1.22 video highlights package from BT Sport (do sending-offs and the first half not count?) and the Mirror giving us a fair write up and a poll on whether we will reach the semis — 67% (at the time of typing) think we will.

Finally looking at the clubs official sites Reading FC obviously are delighted with the win and run the headline "Cup romance on Valentines day," I am shocked that no one else has played on this. Whilst Derby seem a bit fed up with the whole thing and seem a little 'oh well' and lacking a little, if any, passion.

As the phrase goes, "we are in the hat", 90 minutes from a Wembley Semi and confidence riding high, Wigan on Tuesday will be a welcome return to league action and hopefully a better one that Leeds last week.

I will be back on Wednesday with a round up of the media reaction to that game.