Reading (a) Championship
Half time: Royals 0 Magpies 0
Full time: Royals 0 Magpies 0
"At Reading we had 13 attempts and they had just six. That is the main thing - we create chances.
"We made a couple of mistakes at the start of the second half and gave them a little bit of hope.
"When they made changes and played with wing-backs they switched things a bit.
"We were a little bit tired but to be fair to play three games in a row - especially the midfielders, it was not easy for them because they have to go to press and cover.
"The others have to counter attack and you could see that we were a little bit short of legs in some cases.
"We knew that they like to keep the ball but in the first half they had just two attempts on target and we had four but ours were clear chances.
"That is what we are looking for.”
"We have a problem with Yedlin because he had a knock
against Brighton. It was worse than we were expecting. Anita was playing after
"We played very well in how we were patient on the ball.
most manic sequence of away games for many years (exceeded only by the
five in fifteen days lunacy of April 2005*) concluded in a congested car
park in a rainstorm near a motorway.