The 25-year old striker netted a double as the Royals came from behind to beat Everton 2-1 at the Madejski Stadium and the first lot of three points went a long way to easing the pain felt by last season's Championship title winners early in their top flight return.
"It's a massive relief for all of us," said goal hero Le Fondre.
"We've got the three points and it's a monkey off our backs as they say. It's a magnificent result for us.
"We've been working hard all season to get that win and we've been in some great positions so far this season and not finished teams off."