McDermott full of praise for Royals

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Reading manager Brian McDermott hailed the "phenomenal character, desire and resilience" of his side after their stunning 3-2 victory over West Brom.

The Baggies were cruising after Romelu Lukaku had put them 2-0 up but Reading scored three goals in the last nine minutes to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Jimmy Kebe stole in at the back post to beat Ben Foster with a header before Adam Le Fondre scored a penalty and Pavel Pogrebnyak bagged the winner in dramatic late turnaround.

"It was a struggle today. We had to stay in the game and they didn't get the third goal, which would have finished the game off," McDermott said. "If you get a goal back, anything can happen. We have been 4-0 up and lost 7-5 this season. We have been on the wrong end of some high scorelines. Today we are on the right end and I am happy."

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