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Setting the record straight… it’s Sone’s goal!

Third Forest goal awarded to Aluko

3 November 2017

They all count one for Reading FC, whoever they’re awarded to… but when a goal is awarded to the incorrect person, sometimes it’s nice to be able to set the record straight!

And we’re pleased to announce that our third in the 3-1 win against Nottingham Forest in midweek has now been confirmed as Sone Aluko’s goal.

The former Hull and Fulham forward jinked this way and that before hammering low and hard… goalkeeper Jordan Smith couldn’t keep out the effort from a tight angle, spilling inside his near post.

Initially, the stats organisations which provide the official data for the EFL notched it down as an own-goal for goalie Smith.

But the EFL have confirmed that the referee logged it as an Aluko goal in his report – and, for the avoidance of any doubt, the sequence of rapid-fire photos below prove undeniably that Sone’s shot was well on-target – even if it was from a narrow angle!

And now the media agencies have also been alerted; that means the goal will go down in the record-books correctly as Aluko's first strike in Reading colours.

Take another look at the goal as it happened below...


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