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Royals Denied Point By Stoppage Time Goal

17 January 2015
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Bryan Ruiz delivered a last minute sucker punch that floored Reading FC and secured Fulham a fortunate 2-1 victory. Reading will feel aggrieved not to be returning down the M4 with something from a game they dominated and will now be nervously looking over their shoulder. Gareth McCleary returned to the side as the only change from the Middlesborough line-up. Jamie Mackie dropping to the bench in place of Jake Taylor. Reading took the game to Fulham from the first whistle, earning their first of what would be twelve corners in the 5th minute. The corner, unsurprisingly, was swung to the back post for Alex Pearce. His header forced a goal line clearance from Stafylidis...

Steve Clarke certainly delivered on his 'we will try to win every game' promise. Whether it was naive or brave to abandon the team structure in order to secure at least a point remains to be seen. Whilst we hover in the waiting room for a relegation battle points are desperately needed in order to secure a stress-free end to the season. Only two goals since Glenn Murray returned to Crystal Palace rubber stamping the need for a finisher during the January transfer window.

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