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3 things we learned from Wolves’ 1-0 win over Reading

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The frustration continues to flow for the Reading fans, with Wolves picking up a win despite having just a single shot on target throughout the full 90 minutes, and just a single attempt in the whole second half.

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In a scrappy opening few minutes, Hal Robson-Kanu found Matej Vydra in the middle, but the Czech striker couldn’t find a finish, and Gareth McCleary’s rebound was blocked off the line.

The Royals then had a penalty claim dismissed, after Dominic Iorfa handled the ball, whilst knocking back to the keeper.

Former Royal James Henry put the home side in front however, after he rose highest to nod home a floated cross. In the second half, changes commenced, and Reading gained the advantage.

Oliver Norwood struck the post with a fierce long range strike, and try as they might, they couldn’t find an equaliser, and Wolves survived a series of late scares.

Here are three things we learned from this scrappy encounter….

1) Reading lack aerial prowess – Multiple crosses were whipped in across the Wolves back line, into inviting areas for the Royals strikers to attack, but this never really happened.

Hal Robson-Kanu’s greatest gift is most definitely not his heading, and until Orlando Sa came on in the second half, they lacked any aerial prowess.

This will need to be assessed by McDermott in the coming weeks.

2) Wolves’ back line lacked organisation – Kenny Jackett will be disappointed with the way his side defended throughout the first half, and Wolves looked derived of any organisation.

It was poor defensive positioning combined with an unorganised back line that allowed Matej Vydra his chance to shoot, and if this keeps happening, Wolves will continue to drop points.

3) Ola John is a creative spark – The Dutch winger looked like the best player on the pitch when he came on in the second half, and this begs the question why he didn’t start in the first place.

Brian McDermott is certainly not short of options in the wide positions, and John has certainly not done his prospects of starting any harm.


Aspiring Sports Journalist and Reading FC fan.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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