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Another Point But Royals Still In Bottom Three

19 April 2023
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading fans experienced the full range of emotional turmoil in the space of four dramatic second half minutes, courtesy of Andy Carroll. With so much at stake for both teams (although probably more for Reading) it was a cagey sort of game from the outset, but just five minutes after the interval the game exploded into life. Femi Azeez whipped in a corner to the near post where Carroll, with typically perfect timing powerfully headed Reading into the lead. The home crowd erupted with a mixture of joy and relief as survival suddenly became a more realistic prospect. Four minutes later, another corner to Reading was again diverted in to the net by Andy Carroll. With Reading fans now in a state of euphoria, referee Tim Robinson was being pursued by protesting Luton players as he made his way over to Andy Carroll. Robinson, to the horror of the home fans produced a second yellow and then a red card and Carroll was on his way back to the changing rooms. The referee's assistant had spotted Carroll had deflected the ball past Horvath with his hand.
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