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Danny's masterstroke captured on canvas

4 May 2016

Young Reading fan paints Williams' wonder goal...

Young Reading fan Stanley Harris met with Royals midfielder Danny Williams before Reading’s clash with Preston North End to present him with a very special painting.

13-year-old Stanley was watching the day Danny buried his superb strike against Blackburn Rovers earlier in the season, and decided to capture the moment on canvas. It took the young Reading fan two months to complete the painting, and before Saturday’s game Stanley, who was a mascot for the day, was invited into the home dressing room to meet Danny and Brian McDermott to show them the painting and have a chat with the pair.

The goal, which was shortlisted in the final five for the Football League Goal of the Season award, came in Brian McDermott’s first game back in charge of the Royals on December 20th. It was the deciding goal in a closely fought encounter at Madejski Stadium against this weekend's opponents Blackburn Rovers, with Reading winning the game 1-0 courtesy of Danny's effort.

The midfielder latched onto a flick-on from Hal Robson-Kanu making his run from deep, receiving the bouncing ball on the right hand side of the Rovers box. From a tight angle, the United States international unleashed a fierce drive that flew past opposition keeper Jason Steele and into the top corner.

It is safe to say Danny very impressed with depiction of his goal and congratulated Stanley for his efforts by posing for a photograph with the young fan and his painting.

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