A Royal Bore
15.10.16 - 15.00
A FIRST goal for Pawel Wszolek was not enough as Queens Park Rangers and Reading served up a dead rubber in W12.
Much like last season, it was a tale of two early goals - firstly the improving winger Wszolek latched onto a fine lifted pass from Olamide Shodipo to convert coolly beyond Ali Al-Habsi.
Later in the first half Danny Williams levelled for the Royals when Garath McCleary was given the freedom of Loftus Road to cross for the unmarked midfielder - His finish from close range was a formality.
If the first half was uneventful - albeit with two goals - the second half was a total non-event. Jaap Stam's side content to retain possession while Rangers lost their shape in search of the victory - throwing on two forward to accompany the flagging Seb Polter.
The German forward did nod wide from close range in the host's best chance of a forgettable second half.
A fair if laboured point for both sides, who will more than likely be challenging for a mid-table berth come the end of the campaign.