Originally written December 01, 2012 on Finishers Forum:
Reading vs. Manchester United @ The Madejski  It was a tale of two halves at the Madejski, with the first half producing a stunning 7 goals and plenty of excellent attacking play from both teams, while the second half left casual fans longing for the action from the first 45 minutes.In a weekend full of surprise results, we’ll be taking a look at the one that almost was for this week’s Match of the Week Review. Lowly Reading, newly promoted and buried 2nd from the bottom of the BPL table, twice went ahead at home to league leaders Manchester United before succumbing to another United comeback. This season the Red Devils have won more matches when conceding first than those in which they have scored first. Manchester United fans must have been concerned upon seeing the team sheets that neither of the recently fit Chris Smalling or Phil Jones were named to the starting XI, though both were given a place on the bench. Given the struggles of the back four containing Evans, Ferdinand, Ra...
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