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"When a ball comes out to me, there's only one thing on my mind!"

Jordan Obita reflects on fantastic strike and Millwall win

3 November 2019

Jordan Obita spoke of the pride he felt at scoring his first goal after coming back from his two-year injury absence, which helped the Royals on their way to a 2-1 win over Millwall.

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A fine cross-goal strike from Obita put the Royals ahead early on, when he struck first time from the corner of the box after the ball fell to him from a corner.

Sam Baldock struck before the break to double the advantage, powering a drive into the top corner from 20 yards to give Reading a half-time cushion.

Jed Wallace pulled one back for the visitors midway through the second half, after captain, Liam Moore had to be withdrawn through injury.

The Royals held on, though, to secure a hard-earned victory on the day against a dogged Millwall side.


On his contribution, Obita said: "When the ball comes out to me, there's only one thing on my mind - to hit it. Today I had a good contact, and I'm grateful to get the goal.

"It meant a lot. Two years out pretty much, with all the hard work that I've done and to get a goal at the Mad Stad is amazing for me.

"I'd give it to Sam [for who scored the better goal] but they were two good goals, two good strikes and we're just happy to get the win today."

After a second-half onslaught from the visitors, Reading held firm in defence to keep all three points in Berkshire, surviving several chances and six minutes of added time.

"It was a typical Championship game and they threw big players forward. We showed a lot of fight today, and we got the win," Obita elaborated. "The team did really well because everyone knows what sort of side they are.

"We've got three strong centre halves as well, and we dealt with it. The squad feels really good, we've got seven points out of nine, we hope we can continue that next week and go into the international break undefeated.

"When you get good results at home and the fans get behind you, the performances will show it and we can try and get more wins."

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