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Royals Enjoy Comfortable Win In Bristol

19 September 2015
By Dave Roberts

Post transfer window Reading FC continued their run of fine form as they had a comfortable day in the sun strolling to a 2-0 victory at Ashton Gate. Steve Clarke's new look Royals played with swagger and confidence as they gave the newly promoted Robins a torrid afternoon. The only surprise being that the deficit was no more than two.

As Orlando Sa was suspended McCleary started on the right with Blackman pushing into the central striker role of a standard 4-4-2 formation. Danny Williams returned to the side for Aaron Tshibola with Paolo Hurtado and Simon Cox joining Tshibola on the bench. Reading looked in control of the game from the very first minute. Oliver Norwood, again, was conducting the tempo and play from the middle. He was a terrier in the tackle and was spreading the play quickly and effectively.

Paul McShane and Chelsea loanee Michael Hector worked hard to keep the dangerous Kodjia quiet. Rejuvenated Nick Blackman, fast becoming a cult hero, was positive in possession looking to use the spaces generated by the runs of hard working Matej Vydra.

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