Date: 22nd August 2016 at 1:25pm
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Reading went down to a 4-1 Victory at St James’ Park on Wednesday but it wasn’t all that bad.

550 Royals made the long old journey up there, including myself, in hope rather than expectation against the team that should and probably will win the league.

Reading started slowly and Newcastle took the lead early in the first half.

However, just before half time, the away side started to get back into it and created some chances through Beerens and Williams. On the half time mark, Mccleary then converted a penalty to take us in 1-1 at Half time, against the run of play.

Just 30 seconds into the second half, Reading then gave away a penalty of their own, which looked very soft. Matt Ritchie dispatched the penalty in style giving Al-Habsi no chance.

Reading responded excellently, but just didn’t have that final ball that would cut open Newcastle.

Mccleary was then hacked down in the box, only for the ref to wave away any penalty claims.

Typically, Gayle finished the game off with two late goals to make it a flattering 4-1.

Silly mistakes cost Reading, but there were some good signs there