Reading Football Club News: April 2019

Safe After Entertaining Draw With West Brom

22 April 2019
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading virtually guaranteed their place in the Championship next season with a gutsy performance against promotion chasing Albion. The point gained in such a spirited manner coupled with a Rotherham's home defeat at the hands of Birmingham City left Reading six points clear of the Yorkshire side with only two games remaining and a goal difference thirteen goals inferior to Reading. Make no mistake about it, Reading are safe and deservedly so. The celebrations which greeted the final whistle were certainly not premature. Relief and joy were evident in equal measures amongst players and fans alike.
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Another Big Step Towards Safety

13 April 2019
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Buoyed with confidence gained from a magnificent away draw against league leaders Norwich in midweek Reading raced into an early lead with two superbly taken goals from Yakou Meite in the opening fifteen minutes. Typically Reading settled for consolidating that lead instead of pushing on for third goal and almost paid the price after Brentford's hopes were revived by a disastrous sequence of events just before half time which allowed Maupay to slot home his twenty-sixth goal of the season. The second half saw a familiar scenario for Reading fans as they watched their team hanging on desperately to claim three absolutely vital points. However, all is well that ends well, and it was a deserved victory overall although Reading made hard work of beating an average Brentford side they looked capable of blowing away before half time.
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