Reading have to be respected as one of the better teams in the league - it was due to the sheer resilience and team spirit that QPR managed to perform well enough for a well deserved win.
Taarabt danced beautifully through two defenders before being up-ended, then cheekily chipped the ball over the keeper from the penalty spot. Bradley Orr was sent off after what can only be described as a hard core tackle, nothing was going to pass him and was adjudged too have gone in too hard.
His red card will see him miss the next three games; big problem there as they face Portsmouth who have only lost one game at home this season and on Saturday will visit Nottingham Forest who have not lost at home all season.
Bradley will definitely be missed in the defence, hopefully the maestro Mr Warnock has someone he can slot into the position with the same mentality and skill. Otherwise we may see the Hoops play a completely different formation like a flat back four, luckily he has a wealth of talent to call upon.
Even after the sending off QPR looked like going forward more and more, this led to Faurlin’s goal which he deserved after his first half work rate.
Shane Long scored for Reading in what was one of the best goals of the weekend, a typical Roy of the rovers’ 25 yard smasher. Finally Tommy smith finished off a rebound from a Tarrabt free kick in the 71st minute.
One of the best things about being at the latest QPR game is that you were there when they made club history, because every time the Super Hoops win/draw a game they extend the record, they have reached 15 unbeaten so far and face some staunch opposition when they start their travels this week.
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