Another game, another nail in Reading’s coffin — or so it seemed. With eight minutes to go the fans at Madejski Stadium prepared to accept another defeat, this time at the hands of West Bromwich Albion. In an otherwise dour day of EPL fixtures the Royals refused to capitulate.
Trailing 2-0 in the 82nd minute, Jimmy Kébé got one back. An Adam Le Fondre penalty in the 88th minute tied the game. They finished the comeback in style. Pavel Pogrebnyak connected on to Adam Pearce’s headed pass off a set piece and sent a left footed strike past Ben Foster, consigning Madejski into hysterics in the process. Reading are now three points from safety thanks to Aston Villa’s loss at home to Southampton. Their chances at staying up remain grim, but games like these can change the fortunes of a club seemingly destined for relegation.
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