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Reading Bounce Back Again With Good Win

04 September 2022
By Hob Nob Anyone?

Reading once again bounced back from a heavy away defeat in Yorkshire to extend their 100% home record to four games with a well-earned victory over struggling Stoke City. Further depleted by injuries, Paul Ince reshuffled the line up to include Shane Long and Lucas Joao in the starting eleven. A much improved Joao gave Reading the perfect start opening the scoring in the second minute. Wilmot levelled the scores just before the interval, before Joao sealed the points tucking away a second half penalty after he was brought down by a clumsy challenge from Wilmott. In a match which was scrappy at times, Reading were far more creative going forward and is spite of having less possession, were more threatening in the final third. The win, with Sheffield United playing later, lifted Reading temporarily in to second place in the table.

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