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Match Report: Fulham 4 - Reading 2

Okay! This is good! These are results!

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With three goals in six minutes, we rallied up a second half comeback to get our first win in five games by beating Reading 4-2 - moving us up to 11th place - at Craven Cottage yesterday afternoon.

We found ourselves in hot water early on when Matej Vydra fed a nice ball to Lucas Piazon, the on loan striker from Chelsea slipped the ball calmly into the net and out of the hands of Joe Lewis. Piazon found himself making more waves as he beared down on goal, before Richard Stearman stuck his leg out to deflect the ball over the crossbar.

Our first chance of the game came in the 38th minute - it was that long - when Dembele had a shot on goal but his header flew over before halftime.

We came back in the second half though, but not before a mistake in the possession of Tom Cairney led to Orlando Sa firing angled ranged shot into the net, making it 2-0. But, just a minute later, McCormack gave the game hope.

The Scotsman, under tricky defensive pressure from the visitors, flicked the ball up before half-volleying out of the reach of Royals goalie Ali Al-Habsi, making the scoreline 2-1, before Moussa Dembele tied it up, sending Lasse Vigen Christensen's cross into the net.

The second half proved to be where wonders happen, as Alexander Kacaniklic made it three just a minute later. Kacaniklic, who came on to replace an injured Jazz Richards, caught a pass from Dembele (who himself was played in by Tom Cairney), before racing into the box and slotting it past Al-Habsi.

A corner from Nick Blackman could have led to a comeback for the visitors when the ball was intended to make its way to Sa, but luckily Ryan Fredericks was there to get the ball off his own line. This helped lead to our fourth goal. A nice one-two play from Moussa Dembele fed the ball to McCormack, the Scot then teeing the Frenchman up with a backpass, who confidently slipped the ball into the lower corner of the net for a comfortable comeback. McCormack could have made it five, however his shot was cleared off the line by Chris Gunter.