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Hal: "That was for the fans"

26 January 2015

Winner dedicated to travelling supporters

Hal Robson-Kanu dedicated his late FA Cup winner to the 1,827 travelling Royals fans, after another terrific away following roared Steve Clarke’s men on to a 2-1 victory over Cardiff City.

The Welsh international had already seen a header smartly saved after coming on as an 82nd minute substitute, before cleverly flicking Jordan Obita’s cross home in the dying stages.

“It’s fantastic to score for Reading, I’ve been here for many years so it was definitely for the fans,” said the Academy product.

“Those supporters were fantastic, the fans were unbelievable away at Fulham last week, we didn’t get the result we wanted or deserved in that game so that goal was definitely for the fans. They came down again today and showed fantastic support, at times they were all you could hear. Credit to them.”

After initially falling behind to Kenwyne Jones’ bullet header, the 25-year-old was also pleased to see his side come from behind to seal their place in the fifth round draw.

“The lads dominated the game, especially second half. The first half was difficult, they were a physical team but we had to manage that and I think it’s credit to the lads that we came from behind, something we haven’t done much in the past so it bodes well for the future. Our focus now that we’ve progressed fully on Tuesday night and Millwall, but it’ll be nice to see who we get on Monday in the draw.”

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