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Royals Keep In Play-Off Hunt With Away Win
27 February 2021
By Hob Nob Anyone?
Reading made it clear from the start they were not going to accept anything other than three points from this tough away fixture. It was fast and furious from the kick-off to the final whistles and the Royals responded with character, resolve and essentially, the quality to overcome a physically superior side. Amidst the chaos the only glimmer of decent football came from Reading with Olise and Ejaria having the courage to keep possession long enough to put together some passes and play some telling passes. Had Joao been at anywhere near his best it would have been a more comfortable victory. The Millers dominated to aerial battle overall, but to a man, Reading more than matched them for a willingness to chase every ball and commit fully to winning every loose ball. Once Morrison's determination had given Reading the lead it was clear United were going to need more than physical strength to save a point. In the end Reading held them at bay for the three points they desperately needed and thoroughly deserved.
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