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Swansea City Fans Verdict: Royals Battle To Gain A Point

How the fans reacted to some of the key talking points from a good point away to high-flying Swansea City on Saturday afternoon.

Jose Gomes’ men came into the game against Swansea City off the back of a sensational last-minute equaliser against Wolves in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night - but also without a point in the league since the end of August.

Swansea, on the other hand, had started the season in top form, and they showed that when they went 1-0 up within the opening three minutes as Borja Baston glanced a header in the bottom corner.

The returning Tyler Blackett went off injured midway through the first half and - just like against Wolves in midweek - Reading’s performance began to pick up as Gomes switched to four at the back.

The Royals dominated most of the second half and were rewarded for that as Andy Yiadom smashed home another last minute equaliser - causing some incredible scenes in the away end for the second game running. Here’s how the fans reacted to some of the key talking points...

George Puscas

It was yet another bad day in front of goal for Reading’s record signing, which left the fans getting increasingly frustrated with the form of the Romanian international.

With a record fee comes a lot of expectation - but Puscas still needs time to settle, and he will start scoring goals sooner rather than later. He’s too good not to. However, he was guilty of missing a huge chance to equalise in the first half - and that miss seemed to dent his overall play in the first half too.

In the second half, like the rest of his teammates, he did grow into the game - and held the ball up very well, showing off his incredible strength on the ball. But, at the end of the day, you pay the big bucks for strikers to score goals. Here’s what the fans had to say about the striker’s performance...

The performance

It was a performance from Reading, overall, that I thought was pretty solid - especially in the second half. Yes, we were shaky in the beginning and could hardly string two passes together for the first 30 minutes but as soon as we switched to four at the back, I thought we looked pretty good.

However, some Reading fans saw it differently as it turned out to be a performance that split the opinion of the Loyal Royals. Some fans were left frustrated and upset at the overall performance, some were encouraged from it - proving, again, that football is a game of opinions.

Here’s a pick of those opinions from Twitter regarding the performance of Gomes’ team against high flying Swansea...

Last-minute scenes

For the second game in a row, the Reading away end was sent into pandemonium as Reading were rewarded from a strong second half showing with a last gasp equaliser - via the ever-reliable Andy Yiadom.

It was a fantastic strike from the Ghana international, who has become a fans’ favourite since he signed from Barnsley in the summer of 2018 - as shown by some of the tweets after the game on Saturday.

It was a goal that Reading deserved, and should fill the players with confidence heading into a very tough game on Tuesday. The fans certainly enjoyed it, and quite rightly so as the Liberty Stadium is no easy place to go and get anything. The fans took that joy onto Twitter after the game...

Conclusion

A good point and performance against a very good side. It’s a performance that will fill the players with confidence going into Fulham on Tuesday night - a game which could really kickstart our season, and we more than have the ability in the squad to get a result.

As for Puscas - to write a 23 year-old striker off after two months playing in a league and a country he’s never played in before, is a bit silly really. He’s a very good striker, and will come good for us - I’m adamant about that.

URZ