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Hull 2-1 Reading- Report

2 - 1

KC Stadium

16th December

Attendance: 15,139


Reading threw away a 1-0 half time lead to lose their 4th game in a row.

However, this doesn't tell you the whole story.

In what looks like Martin Kuhl's last game in temporary charge, he opted to play Hector in front of the back four. This worked a treat from the word go.

During the first 10 minutes, the away side were the only team in it, creating two chances that were well saved by McGregor in the Hull goal.

Before Hull had got going whatsoever, Reading took the lead on the 35 minute mark through Blackman.

It was a fantastic move that saw two lovely cruyff flicks fall to Blackman who smashed it home first time for his first goal since October.

Reading continued to control the game in the first half and just the crossbar kept out Blackman scoring his second of the game from a wonderfully struck free-kick.

A fabulous Reading first half came to an end, leading to boo's from the home supporters.

Hull then came out of the blocks quickly in the second period.

However, the turning point was an injury to left back, Andrew Taylor. This meant Hector had to go to right back with Gunter changing to left back. Hector was doing a great job in the midfield and Fernandez failed to replicate the form shown by Hector.

Just five minutes later, Hull equalised with a lucky ricochet falling to Hernandez to easily tap home from three yards.

Incredibly, the injury prone, Anton Ferdinand fell injured in the build up resulting in another change at the back.

This spelt trouble for Reading and they just struggled to regroup and produce any of the same football they did in the first 45.

Jonathan Bond kept the scores level on a couple occasions with some top saves from close range.

With just added time remaining, it looked like Reading had got a well earned point. But, when Gunter went off with a cut head, our defence failed to deal with a cross and Livermore put in the rebound to get a winner that really was tough on Reading.

So five away defeats in a row for Reading, despite putting in a real shift last night.

It'a going to be a tough job for McDermott who is set to be announced as the new manager this afternoon.

Date:Thursday December 17 2015
Time: 1:45PM

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