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Reading 1-2 Blackburn

After a decent start to the season (first two weeks aside) Reading now find themselves in an all too familiar position, after three successive defeats. The positive being that we are, at least, creating chances. Yet again, the issues were at the other end of the pitch.

The first goal is a phenomenal strike - no doubt about it. The thing that worries all Reading fans is how much time Armstrong had to pick his spot. Obita being caught upfield is par for the course in the way that Gomes wants us to play, but it meant McIntyre needed to come across to cover. Pelé then doubles up on the winger - but neither of them block the cut back. When playing three centre backs it feels like it should be unnecessary for Yiadom to be in the six yard box defending a cross - and that meant that nobody even noticed Armstrong at the back post. Yiadom and Swift are both at fault for not closing him down quicker when he does pick up the ball but Rafael had no chance.

Times change, but Reading conceding soft …