Sheffield United did not let a serious injury to John Fleck deter them as they secured one of the narrow football scores of the weekend in the Championship. Jayden Bogle scored the winner in the 56th minute but it was overshadowed by the injury. Flrck went down without any challenge with his teammates immediately calling for the medics to attend to him. He received urgent medical care before being stretchered off and rushed to the Royal Berkshire hospital.
Reading’s Veljko Paunovic: “Everyone knew that this would be a game of one goal. Whoever scored first had more possibilities to win. I think that both teams suffered from fatigue and, everywhere around the league, you can see the results are not many goals – a lot of 0-0s and draws. It just indicates that, at this point of the season, an early midweek game affects both teams in terms of the quality. We knew at half-time that we had to be patient. United didn’t really threaten us but neither did we threaten them, so it was a very flat game for me.”
Sheffield United’s Slavisa Jokanovic: “John is conscious, he is in the hospital, he is talking with the doctors and he is in good hands. We hope everything will be okay and we expect everything will be fine. He was talking and he asked for the result. I didn’t really see the incident but it looked like he just collapsed, without any physical contact around him. I am not a doctor but the news is positive. It was not an easy situation for everybody.”
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