Reading lost two points late on as they only managed a draw against a Fulham side that had 10 men for basically the entirety of the game.
Reading saw the return of Paul McShane to their backline, and gave Mo Barrow his first full debut up top with Joseph Mendes.
Tomas Kalas was given a red card in the first minute of the game, as he brought down a Reading attacker and was the last man.
That didn’t help Reading much, though, as they saw out the rest of the first half and went in at the break 0-0.
Liam Kelly broke the deadlock in the second half with a sweet strike, though Reading failed to make their advantage count and conceded to a late Lucas Piazon after he took advantage of a slack pass in midfield.
You’d have taken a draw before the game, but given the way it played out, this was a poor performance and a poor result. There’s much work ahead...
Reading: Mannone; Ilori (Clement 73’). McShane, Moore, Gunter; Kelly, Evans (van den Berg 58’), Blackett; Swift; Barrow (Popa 83’), Mendes
Subs: Jaakkola, Quinn, Smith, Rinomhota
Fulham: Button; Fredericks, Kalas (Red card), Ream, Sessegnon; Norwood, McDonald, Johansen (Kamara 76’), Aluko, Ayite (Piazon 50’), Kebano (Odoi, 5’)
Subs: Djalo, Rodak, Cisse, Edun
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