EXPERIENCE THE KEY FOR READING
SAY what you want about the fearlessness of youth, but when it comes to taking big chances in big games, nothing beats experience.
Yakubu has been scoring goals since the likes of Nathaniel Chalobah and Jesse Lingard were in primary school and the 32-year-old showed all his old class and composure to snatch Reading’s late, late winner.
Up at the other end, Darren Bent was another old dog showing off old tricks, his fortuitous equaliser the kind of goal every No.9 thrives on. After five goals in six games, you have to won- der what deposed Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert was playing at banishing the former England striker to the reserves.
Had that leveller snatched a replay, Reading could not have complained.