Reading were defeated 3-0 by Stoke City on Saturday although stayed top of the Championship heading into the international break.
It was another poor performance from the Royals as they fell to defeat for a third consecutive game, and a second successive 3-0 defeat at the Madejski Stadium.
Reading’s right-back, Tomas Esteves, was at fault for the first goal as he headed the ball back into the danger zone into stead of getting it away from the penalty area.
The youngster is on loan from Porto, and after a good start to life in Berkshire, he has found it increasingly difficult defensively over the past couple of weeks.
He’ll be hoping to take the international break as a chance to learn from his mistakes and work out what he has to do better in the coming months for Reading.
Here’s how Reading fans reacted to this performance against Stoke on Saturday…
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You Portuguese clown can’t believe I said you were our reward for Gunter @Esteves
— charlie (@dingcharlie_) November 7, 2020
If esteves was English he’d be playing for our u23s #readingfc
— Jack Davies (@JackDavies___) November 7, 2020
No idea what Esteves is doing with that header. Typical of our recent run
— Elm Park Royals (@ElmParkRoyals) November 7, 2020
ESTEVES 👏 IS 👏 NOT 👏 A 👏 RB
— Jamie (@dingfcjamie) November 7, 2020
Esteves is awful
— Max (@_MaxRFC) November 7, 2020
Get Esteves off the pitch, he’s been consistently woeful since he’s come into the team.
— callum (@_callumrfc) November 7, 2020
Esteves is brilliant going forward but his defence has been suspect and got exposed there
— Dave McCormack (@davemc_exile) November 7, 2020