Date: 25th January 2017 at 12:50pm
Written by:

In Royal Berkshire last night Fulham slipped to defeat in the re-arranged fixture against Reading.

The original game, back in December, had been abandoned after swirling fog enveloped the ground.

After dropping points at Loftus Road, against Queens Park Rangers, courtesy of a missed penalty, history was to repeat itself last night.

After an equal first-half, Reading took the lead early in the second when Tim Ream was penalised for a push on Liam Moore and a penalty kick was given to Reading.

The kick was taken by John Swift and although David Button did well to save the initial spot-kick, Roy Beerens was on hand to crash home the rebound.

Reading could have doubled their lead when a shot from Gareth McCleary hit the bar.

Slowly Fulham worked their way back into the game and were denied an equaliser when two shots from Sone Aluko were blocked just feet from goal.

However, when Liam Moore was adjudged to have fouled Lucas Piazon, inside the area, the resulting spot-kick gave the Cottagers the perfect chance to level the game.

Chris Martin, having missed from the twelve yard mark against Queens Park Rangers, on Saturday, accepted the responsibility for the kick but saw his effort saved by Ali Al-Habsi.

The defeat saw Fulham slip further behind the promotion play-off pack and one point taken from the last six available has dampened those thoughts that promotion could be achieved this season.

COYW`s