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Reading Well Beaten After 30 Minutes

01 October 2019
By Hob Nob Anyone?

It took Fulham a mere thirty minutes to demolish a Reading side reduced to ten men following a couple of rash challenges by John Swift twenty minutes into a game dominated by the away side. Already behind from an early strike from Cairney, Reading conceded two goals in the space of three minutes following Swift's dismissal. There is no doubt being reduced to ten men was a contributing factor to this heavy defeat, but make no mistake about it, Fulham looked capable of cutting Reading open at will from the start. More worrying from a Reading perspective is the way, for the third home game in succession, the opposition have simply pressed high and effectively early in the game, preventing Reading from playing out from the back, and then exploited their alarming defensive deficiencies to go on and win the game comfortably.

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