Reading salvaged a miserable week after a points deduction as they secured one of the close football results of the weekend in the Championship. Forest took the early lead through Philip Zinckernagel as early as the fourth minute. Reading dominated the game thereafter but failed to score an equalizer in the first half. The second half was an even match with Scott Dann heading home the equalizer in the 64th minute.
Reading’s Veljko Paunovic: “We made it tough for ourselves by conceding the early goal. And this was the second game in a row that we’ve done that. It’s avoidable and something that we will have to look at again. We must not put ourselves in situations where we have to react and have to deal with extra adversity at the beginning of the game.” he added. “But we played some good football today and our style was our strength. Maybe we should have been much more clinical in the final third and more ruthless.”
Nottingham Forest’s Steve Cooper: “We had a really good start to the game and I felt that we could have capitalized on that. I thought we got in some really good positions but a little bit of our technique and decision-making – to create more opportunities – let us down. I’m not saying that we would have scored but we would certainly have got in positions to score and go 2-0 up. I thought Reading played well. They’ve got a lot of good players and play with a good tactical idea.”
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