The man of the moment, Vito Mannone, described his last minute penalty save against Queens Park Rangers one of ‘the best feelings for a goalkeeper’.
Thanks to an extraordinary strike from Sone Aluko, three points looked all but assured for Paul Clement’s side. However, a last-minute spot-kick was awarded after a late challenge on Pawel Wszolek in the final minutes.
For Mannone, though, he held his nerve remarkably to secure a deserved three points for the Royals.
Speaking to Readingfc.co.uk, the Italian explained: “It’s a great feeling when you save a penalty. It is the best feeling for a goalkeeper I think – especially given the circumstances.
“Everyone worked hard and did their job to go 1-0 up and then a penalty is given to ruin all that hard work.
“I was really happy to make the save and help the team gain a valuable three points.”
He added: “I’ve been in a similar position before where save the penalty means so much.
“When it happens, I feel that the pressure goes my way and so the first feeling I have is a positive one.
“I had nothing to lose and the opportunity to become a hero.
“I love this moment. It has happened in the past with other clubs and I was glad that I could do it again.
“Today was a massive, massive game and it was great to have the crowd with us all the way.”