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Match Report: Fulham 2 - Reading 1

Bryan Ruiz's extra time header snaps the Whites' 3-game losing streak.

Alexander Kačaniklić celebrates his goal during the Whites' 2-1 victory against Reading,
Alexander Kačaniklić celebrates his goal during the Whites' 2-1 victory against Reading,
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Fulham have moved up to 15th place in the Championship after Bryan Ruiz's late header secured a 2-1 win against Reading.

The Whites, playing at home, almost managed to take a lead in the 44th minute when Shaun Hutchinson's header hit the right post, which Hugo Rodallega then tried to convert into a shot on goal, but unfortunately Reading goalie Adam Federeci managed to make an incredible save to keep it out of the net.

Not to say we wouldn't score, though, as in the 55th minute, Alexander Kačaniklić drilling his first goal in over a year, which was assisted by Scott Parkers low-level pass. However, Reading managed to level the scoring in the 63rd minute, Pavel Pogrebnyak heading in his first goal of the season, the cross coming from a corner. Reading had also had 2 opportunities to equalise in the 61st minute, the first being Alex Pearce's left footed shot, which Bettinelli managed to save, also saving Simon Cox's shot on goal around 40 seconds later.

It wasn't until the end of the game, however, that the Whites managed to pull ahead. Ross McCormack's cross was headed into Bryan Ruiz's path by Cauley Woodrow, who came on to replace Rodallega in the 72nd minute of the game, which Ruiz (who came on to replace Kačaniklić in the 77th) shot straight into the back of the net. Scored in the final minute of extra time, Reading had no chance of making a comeback attempt, and the Whites came ahead, moving above them in the table.