Bournemouth extended their lead to five points with one of the comfortable football scores of the weekend in the Championship. Reading started the brighter of the two sides but it was the Cherries who took the lead just before half-time when Dominic Solanke scored his 11th goal of the season. Jamal Lowe came on as a substitute and doubkled the visitors lead three minutes after coming on at the hour mark. They became the first side since Brighton in 2015/16 to go 15 games unbeaten.
Reading’s Veljko Paunovic: “I’m proud of my team. I think the display we showed today, for most of the game, was what we want to have to recover our identity and intensity. We were very, very good on the ball, sharp in all moments of the game and created a lot of opportunities, except the final product wasn’t there today.”
Bournemouth’s Scott Parker: “It was a professional performance, really. We knew the challenge we faced here against a very good side, certainly with the ball. I thought we had to be professional; it wasn’t clean at times, but sometimes you need to go and win games and move on, really.” he added. “I thought we did that, to a man. There were some wounded bodies out there towards the end, but we were clinical in our moments. Overall, I’m pleased with the performance because, like I said, sometimes you need to go and win games – and tonight was a game we needed to get out of here and win. We did that very well.”
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