Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Football Results: Reading 2-1 Stoke City


Football Results: Reading 2-1 Stoke City

Reading’s survival bid received a huge boost as they produced one of the narrow football results of the midweek action in the Championship. Michael Morisson put the home side ahead in the 13th minute before Romaine Sawyers equalized in the 44th minute. The defining moment and match-winner came in the 63rd minute from an unfortunate own goal by Taylor Harwood-Bellis. The three points meant that Reading has now gone four games without defeat.

Managers Reaction

Reading interim manager Paul Ince: “I’m just drained, I’m not used to this stuff anymore. I’m getting too old for all this. But it was so important to get the victory and I thought that we thoroughly deserved to win. We came out of the traps really quickly, we started well and looked really confident. That makes a change [from usual]. And, at last, it was nice to get a goal first. We then tried to protect it, kept dropping off, and allowed Stoke back into the game. We still couldn’t believe that it was 1-1 at half-time. We had to go again and show that spirit and belief that we have got at the moment.”

Stoke’s Michael O’Neill: “We didn’t play well enough. We didn’t start the game quick enough, we had too many players who were sluggish. We turned the ball over too much in the first half. But we got the goal just before half-time and, in the second half, you think that we’re going to go out and be better. We had chances but we didn’t take them and then we lose a poor goal off a corner and lose the game. Our performance certainly wasn’t at the level that we would like it to be but we still should have taken something from the game. Every game is still important. We’re not just seeing the season out.”

For more football results, click here

Written By

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Newsletter FREE !

You May Also Like

Match Updates

Real Madrid advanced to the Champions League quarterfinals by crushing Atalanta 3-1 (1-0) in a replay on Tuesday at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium...

Football News

Bayern Munich’s new away kit for the coming season has been announced, with the German champions going for an eye-catching black and gold look...

Football News

In Arsenal’s Saturday afternoon defeat at Brighton, Matteo Guendouzi has avoided a FA ban for an altercation with Neal Maupay. Guendouzi and Maupay niggled...

Football News

Former learner Milan manager Roberto Mancini argued that Zlatan Ibrahimovic must be treated as highly regarded as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi and...