Brendan Rodgers denied he had been feeling the pressure after his Reading team secured their third win of the Coca-Cola Championship season with a 3-1 victory at Coventry.
With the team starting the day in the Championship relegation zone, the Royals had the best possible start when Grzegorz Rasiak headed the game's opening goal after only 28 seconds. Jobi McAnuff doubled their advantage and despite Freddy Eastwood reducing the arrears, Rasiak added a third to seal maximum points for the visitors.
"There is always pressure in football and I thought we were excellent," Rodgers said. "There was a lot of tempo and I talked to the players about controlled passion."
He added: "We had a great start and I have kept enforcing to the players the importance of a strong start. The players had good motivation going into the game and we put quality balls into the box.
"Grzegorz did what he does best and that gave us a good start. It was important we built on that and created other chances and thankfully we took them."
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