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19 November 2012

Fans, players, and journos respond to win

Saturday 17th November 2012 marked the Royals' first win back in the Barclays Premier League - and sparked an electrifying Royals reaction amongst the fans, on social media and in the papers.

National Newspapers

The Sun: ADAM Le FONDRE was Adam Le Fonz as he coolly stroked home the penalty which gave Reading their first Premier League win.

The Telegraph: A buoyant Reading began showing more belief and both teams looked capable of scoring, but it was the hosts who snatched the winner as Chris Gunter swung over a cross and Seamus Coleman needlessly leaned on Le Fondre as the striker attempted a header and then fell. Le Fondre picked himself up to finish from the penalty spot.

Daily Mail: It was only a matter of time before Brian McDermott's draw specialists picked up their first Premier League win.

Daily Express: Now the Royals have lost just one in seven in the top flight and McDermott added: “I said to the players at half-time ‘You’re right in this’. We had to up the tempo. We did, and deserved to win.


@ChloeSurey_xox: Buzzing about the win yesterday, fantastic! A much deserved 3 points! Adam's goals were amazing :D

@AlexlkRFC13: Congratulations to @ReadingFC with a great win, I went berzerk when @A1F1E9 scored, let's beat wigan. Come on URZ!!!!

@Krazeyjay26: Still buzzing after our win! So many games we should have won, about time the lads took the points they deserve! #readingfc #URZ @ReadingFC

@Livvy1982: there is something really good about waking up on Sunday morning after a Reading win. So proud of the lads and McD and his staff

‏@jrattley: you know @ReadingFC won the day before when u find yourself singing McDermott woah McDermott woah in the shower the next morning #readingfc

@g_suthon: still so happy for @ReadingFC first bpl win of the season #urrzz

@DanJames301: that was the worst first half and the best second half of the season. But still we got the three points, what a feeling!!!

@KatyFunnell My head is banging. Think I well and truly celebrated our first win @ReadingFC !

@GDSharman: only lost one less game the man united this year #URZZZ

@FrancisSiberini: Saw in the papers that Tabb ran the furthest distance of any player in premier league yesterday #tabbtribute @ReadingFC

@matchfitsoccer: What a fantastic weekend we had @ReadingFC. Great to see the first team win yesterday and their a schoolboy teams this morning too.

@TimMillikin1: Well done boys, lets build on this!! URZZZZZ


Tim Neale: Well done lads, it had to come eventually. Now lets build on it and move up

Joel Willcock: Perfect start to my weekend! My daughter was born yesterday and reading get their first league win!!!!

Rob Molloy: Talk about a game of two halves! Well done lads.

Steve Yeading Smith: Great result lads!!! We were so so poor in the first half but came out a completely different team second half!!!!!! Morrison was unbelievable today!!!!!

Wyn Spicer: Well Done URZ! Finally got that elusive first win. Upwards & onwards!!

Linda Purdy: I had RFC tattooed on my ankle today and reading get their 1st win well done reading and alfie you are BRILL .

Benji Strange: shaun morrison was class, probably won us the game

Christine Angell: well done you Royals lets hope we keep the winning streak ,we can do it , COME ON YOU BERKSHIRE BOYS "we love you

Colin Piggott: What a win, the boys stuck at it, build from here!!!

Oliver Lunn: Hopefully another 3 points at Wigan!!!

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