Reading vs Preston
Sky Bet Ch’ship
3:00pm Saturday 19th October
The Madejski Stadium
New Reading director Mark Bowen watched his side grab a dramatic 1-0 Sky Bet Championship triumph over Preston in the Madejski Stadium.
Centre-back Matt Miazga struck deep into stoppage time as the game seemed to be petering out into a draw.
Victory sees the Royals move two points clear at the bottom three as they finished a winless league streak dating back to August 24.
55, bowen, took over on Monday – his permanent role for a director – to replace the sacked Portuguese Jose Gomes.
Before Reading’s sporting director, he had spent the majority of his 20-year training profession as No 2 to former Wales Mark Hughes.
Bowen inherited a team that have been without a win in six league games, including five defeats, beneath Gomes.
Preston came to the match in third position at the table and were unbeaten winning five of these.
The people began the brighter, together using full-back Andy Hughes inducing difficulties when moving forward to the left flank.
At the place, Tom Barkhuizen mis-controlled the ball from a non Hughes cross and allowed studying goalkeeper Rafael to gather.
Preston continued to press on but a harmful free-kick from captain Paul Gallagher missed every one of the bodies at a crowded house place.
Reading eventually got moving in assault, using Jordan Obita releasing striker George Puscas that was left-back, however the international tried an ambitious volley .
John Swift fired into a powerful 20-yard free-kick that Declan Rudd did around a post.
Preston responded when Barkhuizen set off on a mazy run across the right flank, just to finish with a feeble effort at Rafael.
Pele replied sending into the North End box at a center that was low. Puscas arrived to fulfill with it could handle only the slightest of touches and the opportunity went begging.
Reading upped the pace prior to half-time however Rudd made strong saves to double deny Ovie Ejaria.
Preston should have gone in front and launched a rare attack first in the second half.
Darnell Fisher crossed from David Nugent and the right unmarked, nodded into the grip of Rafael.
He sliced from an Andy Yiadom centre over a transparent opportunity although ejaria again proved troublesome for Preston.
However, Reading snatched it after Rudd have spared out of Jordan Obita when Miazga followed on to net.