Stoke City has defeated Reading FC in a Premier League match played at Britannia Stadium on Saturday. Stoke won the match by 2-1. This was Stoke’s 7th victory in the league.
However, despite getting three points from this match, the Potters didn’t move up in the points table. They remained at the 10th position. Stoke currently has 33 points in 27 matches.
This was Stoke’s first victory in the last five matches. Out of their previous 4 matches, the Potters had lost three. So, they were under pressure before this match. But, they came up with a great performance against Reading.
In the first half of the match, the Potters looked a bit rusty. But, after the half time break, there was a considerable improvement in their body language. They attacked a lot more and eventually got up by 1-0 in the 64th minute. Robert Huth scored the opening goal for Stoke. This was the first time in the season that Huth found the net. He got a pass from Glenn Whelan and he cashed on that chance by heading the ball into the far corner of the net.
Stoke got a 2-0 lead in the 81st minute. The second goal was scored by Cameron Jerome who was sent onto the field on the place of Michael Kightly just a few minutes back. It was a fine strike by the English striker. The shot was so well placed that Reading goalie didn’t have any chance to make a save.
Just after a couple of minutes, Adrian Mariappa opened the scoring for Reading and made the game interesting. There were still ten minutes to go including the stoppage time. So, Reading had enough time to level the scores. But, they weren’t able to do that. The last 10 minutes went goalless and Stoke ended up winning the match.