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Royals put 7 past Bolton

18 January 2014

Superb win over Trotters

Reading 7 (Le Fondre 12, 28, 33, Pogrebnyak 41, Gorkss 60, Akpan 74, Blackman 78)
Bolton 1 (Ngog 88)

Reading put seven goals past Bolton Wanderers for one of our biggest ever wins at Madejski Stadium.

Adam Le Fondre got a first half hat-trick and Pavel Pogrebnyak notched a penalty to make it 4-0 by half time, then Kaspars Gorkss, Hope Akpan and Nick Blackman turned the screw before a late David Ngog consolation.

It was a quite incredible day at the home of the Royals, and as soon as Adam Le Fondre lashed home a great finish on 12 minutes, we never looked back. The frontman then went through one-on-one to make it two, and had his third on 33 from unselfish play by Garath McCleary - the first Reading hat-trick since Kevin Doyle way back in 2008.

Alfie then graciously allowed Pogrebnyak to hammer home a spot kick before the break, and it was five on the hour with a nice Kaspars Gorkss finish, his second in two games.

Hope Akpan was a delighted scorer of our sixth, and then Nick Blackman got his first Madejski Stadium goal to make it 7-0 after seven shots on target.

There was a home debut for Michael Hector before David Ngog scrambled a late consolation, but it made no odds as we celebrated seven goals at Madejski Stadium for the first time ever.

Reading: McCarthy; Gunter, Obita, Gorkss (Hector 80), Pearce; Akpan, Williams, McCleary (Blackman 66), McAnuff (c); Le Fondre (J Taylor 76), Pogrebnyak
Subs: Federici, Cummings, Kelly, Drenthe

Bolton: Lonergan; Baptiste, Ream, Mills, Knight; Spearing (c), Pratley (Kamara 62), M Davies (Odelusi 67), Danns, Chung; Ngog
Subs: Bogdan, Odelusi, Eagles, Hall, C Davies

Attendance: 18,629 (864 away)

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