Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Reading salvage deserved draw

Reading salvage deserved draw

Winger Hal Robson-Kanu scored five minutes from time to salvage Reading a draw in their penultimate pre-season friendly against Brighton at the Amex Stadium.

The match was a testimonial game for former Seagulls keeper Michel Kuipers, who has spent over 10 years with the South-coast side. Royals boss Brian McDermott appeared to drop a few hints for the side that will start in the Premier League against Stoke in a week's time, by only making three substitutions throughout the entire game.

Brighton had the better of the first 45 minutes, with Spanish winger Vincente opening the scoring from the penalty spot. Shaun Cummings was adjudged to have fouled Ashley Barnes in the area, which on replay appeared very harsh. Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak went close in the opening minutes, but Kuipers saved well.

The second half was much better from a Royals perspective, with Reading starting to get into their flow. Various chances came and went for Brian McDermott's side, with Le Fondre and Pogrebnyak both going close. However, a superb Cummings' cross was headed home expertly from Robson-Kanu five minutes from time, to earn a draw on the south-coast.

Reading: Federici (McCarthy), Cummings, Pearce, Gorkss, Harte, McAnuff (McCleary), Guthrie, Leigertwood, Robson-Kanu, Le Fondre, Pogrebnyak (Hunt)

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Josh
Date:Wednesday August 8 2012
Time: 12:22PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

Reading host promotion hopefuls- Preview

Reading host Burnley on Saturday, hoping to get their season back on track.

Burnley are currently the form side in the league and are looking good for promotion.

It really does feel a lo

Three things I learnt from Wolves

Reflection on Saturday

Reading 0-0 Wolves- Player Ratings

Player Rating

Stats: Reading v Wolves

All the stats from Reading (0) vs (0) Wolves, Madejski Stadium, 6th February Att:

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

thurlow97
Profile
Josh
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:
Dom Solanke12%
Lewis Grabban10%
Jamie Mackie14%
Carlton Cole 8%
Nahki Wells56%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Hull City 30 18 5 7 59 28
2 Middlesbrough 29 17 6 6 57 23
3 Burnley 31 15 11 5 56 22
4 Brighton 30 15 11 4 56 10
5 Sheff Wed 31 14 11 6 53 16
6 Derby County 31 13 12 6 51 13
7 Birmingham 31 13 9 9 48 8
8 Ipswich 31 13 9 9 48 1
9 Cardiff 31 11 13 7 46 5
10 Forest 31 10 12 9 42 4
11 Preston 31 10 12 9 42 0
12 Wolves 31 10 10 11 40 -2
13 Brentford 31 11 7 13 40 -6
14 Q.P.R. 31 9 12 10 39 -1
15 Reading 31 9 10 12 37 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 31 9 8 14 35 -2
18 Fulham 30 7 11 12 32 -3
19 Blackburn 29 6 13 10 31 -2
20 MK Dons 31 8 7 16 31 -17
21 Bristol City 31 7 10 14 31 -21
22 Rotherham 31 7 5 19 26 -19
23 Charlton 31 5 10 16 25 -30
24 Bolton 31 4 12 15 24 -22
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Reading Fixtures (view all)

Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
FA Cup
Feb 23 2016 8:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Charlton Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 8 2016 7:45PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Reading Results (view all)