Sunday, January 28, 2007

Reading cruise into last 16

Reading breezed into the last 16 of the FA Cup yesterday by beating Birmingham 3-2. From what I could see this looked to be a fair reflection of the game although Steve Bruce certainly tried to imply that Reading were somewhat lucky to score two goals with their first two attempts. On the other hand Reading did field a pretty much all changed team with at least six players who recently would be classed as second string and two who were returning from injury. Reading do not have much history in this competition with the highlight being one visit to the semi final back in 1927 when they lost 3-0 to Cardiff. Given their performance in the Premiership so far this season maybe they could emulate West Ham and reach the final!

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