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Reading maintained their unbeaten start to life under Mark Bowen last night, leaving Loftus Road with a point after an entertaining 2-2 draw.

Mark Bowen’s Reading took the game to Queens Park Rangers last night.

The Royals played some of the most confident football they’ve played all season last night, where they were the better team in the opening stages.

Nahki Wells gave the home side the lead in the first-half, but Geroge Puscas equalised for Reading minutes later.

It was the same story in the second-half too – Jordan Hugill retaking the lead for QPR, before Sam Baldock equalised for the visitors.

Reading put in a real team performance against an in-form QPR side last night, and one man in particular stood out for the Royals.

Ovie Ejaria was the man last night for Reading – His first half-performance was the best of any Reading player so far this season.

The 21-year-old was doing everything from winning the ball back, to dribbling past defenders and creating chances with his forward passing.

He was at hand to play Puscas through on goal last night, with a fine through ball from deep to release the Romanian for the opener.

Ejaria has been his side’s best attacking outlet all season but in the last two games, the 1-0 win over Preston at the weekend and the draw at QPR last night, he’s been head and shoulders above his teammates.

Jose Gomes brought Ejaria back to the Madejski in the summer, on a season-long loan from Liverpool.

He’d spent the second-half of last season on-loan at Reading and despite a poor return in that half-season, Gomes was keen to bring him back – his deal is with the view to a permanent move next summer.

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Reading looked a club in real danger two weeks ago.

A 1-0 loss to Bristol City saw them 22nd through the international break and undergoing a managerial change in that time, there was expected to be some teething issues at Reading.

But they’ve hit the ground running under Bowen and two games later, Reading have lifted themselves out of the drop zone, and look set to have a really good run-in to the New Year.

Ejaria will be key to Reading’s campaign, as he was in the game last night. If he can play well all season then the team will, and Ejaria could well be the man to save Reading’s season.


Freelance football journalist based in Sheffield. Postgraduate degree in Sports Journalism, and good experience in digital football writing and match reporting.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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