Nov 17, 2012 at 3pm UK at ​Madejski Stadium
Reading
2-1
Everton
Le Fondre (51', 79' pen.)
Roberts (24'), Gorkss (31'), Hunt (90')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Naismith (10')
Coleman (27'), Fellaini (78')

Brian McDermott sparked Reading turnaround at half-time team talk

McDermott: 'Half-time talk vital'
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Reading manager Brian McDermott says that his team managed to snatch their first win of the Premier League campaign following a vital half-time team talk.

Reading manager Brian McDermott has revealed that his half-time talk gave his team the incentive to grab their first win of the season.

The Royals snatched a 2-1 victory over Everton at the Madejski Stadium today after going a goal down in the first half.

"We showed too much respect towards Everton in the first half and I just told the players at half-time to raise the tempo of our game," BBC Sport quotes McDermott as saying.

"I've not been listening to the doubters or reading about the doubters in the newspapers. But I will read the papers tomorrow because we have won."

The former Championship side sit one place above the relegation zone in the Premier League table.

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