Reading produced one of the surprising football results of Championship weekend when they beat top of the table Fulham away from home. It was the first defeat of the season for Fulham at Craven Cottage. They were trailing in the 19th minute when Ovie Ejaria produced a moment of magic hitting the top corner with a curling shot. He somehow outdid his first effort in the 53rd minute when he scored past a hapless Paulo Gazzaniga in the Fulham net. The hosts rallied back late on when Rodrigo Muniz scored after he was set up by Aleksander Mitrovic. Despite the pressure, the visitors held out for the win back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Fulham’s Marco Silva: “The stats are there and I think it was clear for everyone that saw the game. But the result is there as well. In football, you can have all the possession and create so many chances but if you are not clinical enough it can happen.” he added. “We scored one but we conceded two goals. OK, the first one was a counter-attack and it’s a good goal from the winger. The second goal we cannot concede in that way.”
Reading Veljko Paunovic: “Ovie had an amazing performance. We see that in training many times and we encourage him to do that more often in games. Every time we brought the ball to him there was some excitement and he was very clinical in execution. We have to get the ball to him more often. It’s difficult to say which was my favorite goal but I’ll say just because of the beauty of the execution of the first goal.”
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