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🗯️ Tyler | “A crazy end to the game!”

Defender on dramatic equaliser against Forest

12 January 2020

Conceding in the sixth added minute, but levelling the score a minute later. Ends of matches don’t come a lot more dramatic than that.

Ben Watson had Nottingham Forest ahead late on but Jordan Obita’s cross was turned in a matter of seconds later for an equalising own-goal – a point saved by a Reading side which are showing more and resilience week on week.

“It’s just one of those things – it happens and we had to go again straight away!” said Tyler Blackett after the match. “We tried to push quickly for the equaliser.

“A lot of times teams aren’t prepared to defend straight away, and there’s an opportunity to catch them out. That’s what we did today.

“It was a crazy end to the game. We came here wanting to get all three points, and it wasn’t to be. But we got that point at the end which was a good return.

“At the break, we said that we weren’t fully at it – we needed to go out and just enjoy our football, and play how we have been before. We gave it a bit more than we did in the first half and looked a lot better.

“We are working together as a team, training has been great, and it’s showing in our games. The longer we can keep that run going, the better it’ll be for us.

“It feels like a while since we’ve had a league game here. And it was a good day for us to come away with a draw and hopefully next time out we can go one better and get a win.

“To play like that against Forest shows where we are at; that we have quality, and have the players. Hopefully at the end of the season we can be up there.”

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