Reading secured promotion despite finishing on the wrong end of one of the comfortable football scores of the weekend in the Championship. Keane Lewis-Potter opened the scoring in the 40th minute before Alfie Jones doubled their advantage in the 53rd minute. Lewis-Potter scored his second of the game to seal the three points in the fourth minute of stoppage time.
Hull’s Shota Arveladze: “We have done both sides (to the game) and it’s a good credit to the defensive team, and it’s a good credit to the offensive team. It was a good mix of great supporters, good goals, and a good result – you could not wish anymore. Generally, we have done OK and had the game under control. We scored goals and didn’t give too much away. They had half-chances, but we had half-chances as well. We were looking to win and we did that, which is good. Their target was to stay in the league and they did not risk much – it is difficult to play in these types of games. We now have more time to give the players a rest, to concentrate for the next two games, and look forward to them.”
Reading’s Paul Ince: “It’s a big one for me – especially the time I’ve been out (of management). There were a few eyebrows raised when I came to Reading. Getting what I’ve got out of the players, I’m proud of that. I didn’t think we’d be able to turn it around that quickly. From day one, the atmosphere has been great. There have been no bad eggs since I came here. They’re all fighting together and you can sense that around the building. I’m proud that the supporters can now look forward to another season in the Championship.”
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