UK time is: 03:47:40
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

New signing on scoresheet as Royals draw

A well-taken goal from Danny Guthrie was not enough for Reading to earn a victory in their final pre-season game in Portugal.

The new signing from Newcastle opened the scoring half-way through the first half, after some neat saves from goalkeeper Alex McCarthy. Guthrie showed superb footwork to get away from the Olhanense defenders, before firing home calmly from 8 yards. The Royals were on top against the Portugese top-division side for the majority of the half.

Brian McDermott opted to make nine changes on 60 minutes, but surrendered the lead

on 64 minutes, as Nicky Shorey was judged to have handled on the line. Duarte equalised from the spot, meaning the game finished all square, despite a commanding performance from the Royals. They will now prepare for next Tuesday´s game against Championship side Brighton.

Reading: McCarthy, Cummings (Gunnarsson 60), Pearce (Mariappa 60), Gorkss (Morrison 60), Harte (Shorey 60), Robson-Kanu (Antonio 60), Guthrie, Leigertwood (Tabb 60), McAnuff (Obita 60), Le Fondre (Hunt 60), Pogrebnyak (Church 60)




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Josh  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday July 28 2012

Time: 2:27PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Reading Articles

Vital key man watch: Kenwyne Jones (Saturday January 24 2015)

Royston exit finally completed (Saturday January 24 2015)

Cardiff (A) Match Preview (Friday January 23 2015)

Team news: Cardiff vs Reading (Friday January 23 2015)

Busy day! Two signings for Royals (Thursday January 22 2015)

Boss hints at loan deals only (Thursday January 22 2015)

Reading take keeper on trial (Wednesday January 21 2015)

Chelsea youngster linked with Royals move (Wednesday January 21 2015)

Clarke: Lay off Pog! (Tuesday January 20 2015)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Fulham 2 - 1 Reading
Reading 0 - 0 Middlesbrough
Reading 2 - 1 Norwich
Brighton 2 - 2 Reading
Reading 0 - 1 Watford
Birmingham 6 - 1 Reading

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Huddersfield 27 9 7 11 -10 34
16. Bolton 25 9 5 11 -4 32
17. Charlton 27 6 14 7 -10 32
18. Reading 26 8 6 12 -11 30
19. Brighton 27 6 11 10 -5 29
20. Leeds Utd 26 6 8 12 -11 26
21. Rotherham 26 5 11 10 -12 26

Breaking League News

Pride of Boro
» Middlesbrough : 24/01/2015 21:13:00
Three Vital Points; Wigan 0-1 HTAFC
» Huddersfield : 24/01/2015 21:09:00
Boro cause a sensation
» Middlesbrough : 24/01/2015 20:59:00
» Middlesbrough : 24/01/2015 20:30:00
Bore draw for Wolves against Charlton
» Wolves : 24/01/2015 20:07:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

When fully fit, who would you prefer up front?
Suggested By:  Josh
Glenn Murray 38%
Pavel Pogrebnyak 17%
Neither - buy a new striker in January 45%