Reading briefly turned into Barcelona last night as they produced an outrageous team goal more fitting of the Champions League than Championship.
Matej Vydra and Oliver Norwood pulled off a sensational double back-heel to set up Nick Blackman for an emphatic finish into the top corner against Hull City.
The Royals were brought back to reality in the second half at the KC Stadium though as Abel Hernandez and a 90th-minute Jake Livermore strike sealed the Tigers a 2-1 win.
The result was Reading’s fourth straight league defeat and left them 13th in the table ahead of Brian McDermott’s anticipated return to the club for a second spell as manager.
According to BBC Sport, the 54-year-old, who led the Royals to promotion to the Premier League in 2012, will be announced as Steve Clarke’s successor this afternoon.
McDermott left Reading in March 2013 and had 13 months in charge of Leeds United before taking up a scouting role with Arsenal, where he spent five years a player, last year.
On this evidence, he has plenty of talent to work with as he aims to push the Berkshire Blues towards the playoff spots, which are currently seven points out of reach.
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