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Fourth Straight Home League Defeat
19 September 2018
By Hob Nob Anyone?
Following an encouraging away win at the weekend, Reading's poor form at home continued with their fourth successive defeat by the odd goal. City, a physically strong and competent passing side, imposed themselves on the game in the early stage, taking the lead with a superbly taken goal from Pukki after fourteen minutes. The Royals dug in and prevented further damage, but apart from a good effort from Meite, did not threaten City's lead. The second half was a different story as Reading, lifted by the introduction of Barrow and Bodvarsson, deservedly leveled the scores with twenty minutes remaining. Remarkably City were back in front within a minute, Vracic finding the corner of the net through a crowded goal mouth as the Reading defence fell apart. The frustration on the pitch was mirrored in the crowd. City managed the game well to keep their lead and left Reading firmly anchored at the bottom of the league.
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