Reading boss Brian McDermott confirmed he confronted the assistant referee he accused of costing his side a famous result against the European champions after their 4-2 defeat at Chelsea.

McDermott's Barclays Premier League new boys were on course for at least a 2-2 draw in their opening away game at Stamford Bridge when the officials allowed an offside-looking Fernando Torres goal to stand.

Admitting he had made a beeline for the assistant who kept his flag down after the final whistle, a "gutted" McDermott said: "He (Torres) was offside and it was not a good night for him (the assistant). It's not been a good night for me, either."

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