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Fan Verdict: Home Comforts For Reading In 3-0 Hull Win

How the Royals faithful reacted to just their third Championship home win of 2018.

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After the disappointment of Wednesday night, it was vital that Reading got all three points on Saturday against Hull City - and they duly delivered, convincingly putting three past the Tigers. It was a comfortable victory in the end for Paul Clement’s men, with goals from Sam Baldock, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Andy Yiadom.

It was just Reading’s third home win in the league all calendar year which is a pretty shocking statistic, but hopefully now they can really push on and build on this impressive win. Here’s how the fans reacted to some of the key talking points after the game...

Clement’s shake-up

It was to be expected that Clement would ring the changes after the abysmal display on Wednesday night against Norwich. Saeid Ezataholi, John O’Shea and Josh Sims all came in for their first starts of the Championship campaign, with the big Icelander - Bodvarsson - the other man to come into the starting eleven.

Clement has come under fire in recent weeks but on Saturday he got his tactics and team spot on. He made some big calls and they came off. Here’s what you, the fans, were saying about Clement’s selection and tactics...

John O’Shea

The Irish veteran made his first Championship start for Reading on Saturday afternoon and, after all the controversy and uncertainty surrounding his summer move from Sunderland, he certainly justified Clement’s decision to bring him to the Mad Stad.

He had an eventful game to say the least, after a receiving a yellow card for a challenge that left him playing with a tissue in his mouth for the majority of the second half, he then went on to get a red card seconds after the third goal.

But that didn’t overshadow an impressive display from the 37 year-old, and the Reading fans certainly enjoyed it...

A home win!

For the first time in their history, Reading had lost their opening four home games of a league campaign. However, that was reversed on Saturday with a comfortable 3-0 win. Yes, Hull City were poor, but that doesn’t mean Reading weren’t good.

We were better in every department and rightly got all three points, Reading fans expressing their relief on Twitter...

Conclusion

It certainly does feel good to get that first home win under our belts, but now it has to be built upon. The players needed to learn from Wednesday’s defeat to Norwich City and did. It certainly gives the players a confidence boost, and hopefully has brought a bit of a feel-good factor back to the fans.

Next up is a more than tricky trip to Brentford. The away end will be packed, so we need to get behind the lads, and then the players may give us something to shout about.

URZ!