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Barnsley 1-2 Reading FC: 9 Thoughts While Watching Highlights

Want to relive Saturday's game in video form? Of course you do.

Barnsley v Northampton Town - EFL Cup Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images

That's got to be our best result for quite a while, surely? Reading proved their credentials on Saturday with an impressive 1-2 win at Oakwell. Here's what we made of the highlights.

The video


Ryan Kent's a tricky youngster. Barnsley have got themselves a tidy player.


What a goal that would have been! A great strike that Al-Habsi probably wouldn't have saved.


A great breakaway from Reading - McCleary is back to his electric best down the right, and it's great to see Swift bursting into the box from deep.


Definitely a penalty. Silly one to concede considering Swift wasn't really going anywhere.


Poor penalty, smart reaction from G-Mac.

Also, the Barnsley fans behind the goal may have reacted a tad too soon...



Beautiful strike into the far corner.


Hourihane's desperate to play the panto villain, G-Mac's having none of it, Hourihane inexplicably stays down on the floor, but the red card is probably fair.


Brilliant route one footie from Barnsley, terrific strike from Armstrong. Al-Habsi helpless, Reds prove why they're such a dangerous side.


Cracking stop from Al-Habsi that wins us the game. Would he have made that save a year ago? Probably would have fumbled it into the net.

Other stuff to catch up on from the Barnsley match

Euan's in-depth match report.

How we rated the players.

What The Inspector thinks about McCleary's red card.

What Jaap Stam made of the match in general.

And now for something completely different...

I look at why Reading aren't scoring enough goals from open play.