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Brentford scrape past Reading- Report

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Madejski Stadium

28th December

Attendance: 20,563


Brentford score two incredible goals either side of Mccleary's equaliser to deal another blow to The Royals.

Brian made just two changes after the loss at Wolves under 48 hours before the Brentford game. This saw Piazon replace Vydra and John come in for Mccleary.

The Royals started the game brightly again with Ola John causing problems down the left.

Reading had many nearly moments where we just couldn't get the shot away or the ball in the final third just wasn't quite right.

Robson-Kanu then made Button work after riggling past Tarkowski, but Kanu put the shot straight at Button from a tight angle.

Brentford then stunned the Mad Stad with a wonderful strike from 25 yards, completely against the run of play.

The home side then continued to press, but really failed to test the Brentford keeper and all in all it was a frustrating half.

This frustration was summed up as Reading's key man, Ola John, pulled up with a hamstring injury with the last bit of play in the first period.

McDermott then made a double change bringing on Mccleary for the injured John and Vydra for Robson-Kanu.

Reading then started the second half as the played in the first.

Vydra had a golden opportunity, but he saw his tame header hit the bar from 4 yards out.

The two substitutes then combined and played a delightful one two on the edge of the box before Mccleary slotted it past Button. 1-1.

This game was now very end to end without either side creating many chances.

A couple of fabulous blocks and tackles from McShane, Quinn and Gunter in key areas kept Reading at 1-1.

Piazon then created a chance for himself but failed to generate any power that would trouble Button in any way.

Brentford had threatened in the second half from counter attacks and on 72 minutes they made one count when substitute Canos flicked it over Quinn and passed Hector before hitting a half volley into the bottom corner.

Rowan Liburd was then introduced but he failed to make a real impact in his professional debut at the Mad Stad.

With 5 minutes to go, Hector then received a second yellow for diving and was sent off.

Another loss for Reading, making that 6 in 7 games.

Star Player

Stephen Quinn- Playing at an orthodox left back position, Quinn put in another great shift. Making some key tackles and blocks and getting forward at every opportunity.

Date:Tuesday December 29 2015
Time: 12:43PM

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