Stopper catches the eye
Alex McCarthy was voted as the official Sky Sports man of the match on Sunday afternoon, after another fantastic display in a Reading shirt.
The Academy product pulled off a string of superb second half saves, with the most eye catching two reflex stops to deny substitute Ashley Barnes.
“I thought there were a couple of chances for both sides but overall it was a fair result,” said McCarthy.
“My main thing is to concentrate on club football, hopefully I can keep playing that and it will give me a chance (at international level).”
The Royals stopper was presented with the man of the match champagne by Seagulls midfielder Keith Andrews, who gave his assessment on a lively clash - having been involved in the second yellow card for Pavel Pogrebnyak.
“I don’t know, I didn’t think it was a dirty game and there were two players sent off – which is a shame as I didn’t think there was a bad tackle in the game. It didn’t spoil the game but it obviously had a real effect on it. Reading proved worth opponents today, they’re a good side and on the whole a point was a fair reflection.”