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Coppell takes stock after hammering

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Reading manager Steve Coppell admitted he now has a lot of "soul-searching" to do after his side were comprehensively beaten 3-0 at home by West Ham.

Craig Bellamy gave the Hammers an early advantage and Matthew Etherington scored two breakaway efforts in the second half to wrap up the points.

Reading were denied even a consolation goal by goalkeeper Robert Green´s penalty save from Kevin Doyle but Coppell admitted his side had been far too cavalier when going forward, saying: "I´m all for attacking football and I tell players to commit forward but we had no structure. The number of times they broke, particularly down the left side, really hurt us."

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Reading
Football
Championship
Craig Bellamy
Matthew Etherington
Kevin Doyle
Robert Green
West Ham United

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