Reading boss McDermott hails supersub Le Fondre for victory at Newcastle

Reading boss Brian McDermott was delighted with super-sub Adam Le Fondre for victory at Newcastle United. Le Fondre cashed in on some woeful defending to score twice coming off the bench.

Reading boss Brian McDermott was delighted with super-sub Adam Le Fondre for victory at Newcastle United.

Le Fondre cashed in on some woeful defending to score twice coming off the bench.

McDermott said: "Adam Federici pulled off a couple of really good saves in the first half which proved to be match-winning saves.

"Pavel Pogrebnyak had a real chance in the first half before they scored and we could have been 1-0 up.

"But you come here and they get to 1-0 up and then it's never going to be easy. But I thought in the second half, we upped our game.

"You have to manage games. You have to stay in the game and once Newcastle didn't get a second goal, we knew we were in with a shout the longer the game went on."

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