Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

Brian delighted with memorable point

Brian delighted with memorable point

Reading manager Brian McDermott has branded his teams draw with Chelsea as one of his best results as manager.

The Royals found themselves one down at the break, after Juan Mata's clinical finish in first half injury time. However, despite Frank Lampard doubling the score, Reading came back. Superb sub Adam Le Fondre got one back on 87 minutes, before scoring an astonishing equaliser into the fifth minute of injury time.

Speaking to the Official Reading FC website, McDermott said: 'If you've got Adam Le Fondre in your squad that can happen. It was a masterclass of finishing. Every single player played their part and that is exactly why we always talk about the group. Not too many on that pitch would have finished that, I tell you, a ridiculous finish.'

'You can always make a difference from the side. This is the Champions of Europe, they've got Lampard, Mata, John Terry on the bench, an absolute fortune. But when we scored one we had a major chance. The roof came off the place - I just hope nobody left early! That is right up there with any of the wins we've had.'


Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Josh
Date:Thursday January 31 2013
Time: 12:00PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

Five potential striker options for Royals

With a striker high on Stam's wanted list, we take a look at five potential targets, albeit some very ambitious!

Royals linked with loan move for Fletcher

It seems Stam is still signing a striker his number one target in this window, and we've been linked with a loan move for a Premier League forward.

AFCON Boost For League Sides From 2019

Changes to the African Cup of Nations have provided Premier League teams with a boost from the season of 2018/19.

Royals cool interest in Swansea winger

Reports earlier this morning stated that Reading were chasing Swansea's Modou Barrow, but we are now reportedly no longer interested.

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Reading
Write For Vital Reading
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

PO - Huddersfield MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Al Habsi6%
Ilori5%
Moore1%
van den Berg1%
Gunter1%
Evans1%
Williams71%
Blackett2%
Swift1%
Kermorgant3%
Grabban1%
Sub - Obita1%
Sub - McCleary1%
Sub - Kelly5%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Reading Results (view all)

Vital Football Comment