Championship: Southampton 1-3 Reading – Le Fondre Repeats The Feat To Send Royals Clear (Photos & Highlights)
By Chris Wright
“Quick Robin, to the Bat Cave!”
A week after coming off the bench and scoring two goals in the last five minutes to sink Leeds, Adam ‘The Melt’ Le Fondre knocked in another couple of late’ns after coming off the bench at St Mary’s last night to send Reading three-points clear of Southampton at the top of the pile.
It’s always the quiet ones isn’t it? Thanks largely to an incredible late surge of form, Reading now find themselves top of the Championship with three games to go, holding a nine-point advantage over third-placed West Ham – though the Hammers have four fixtures left to get through.
Basically, it’s going to take one almighty cock-up for Brian McDermott’s Royals to miss out on automatic promotion now.