Dec 29, 2012 at 3pm UK at ‚ÄčMadejski Stadium
Reading
1-0
West HamWest Ham United
Pogrebnyak (5')
Pogrebnyak (36'), Pearce (61'), Harte (79')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Noble (14'), Collins (45'), Tomkins (66'), Nolan (81')

Sam Allardyce "bitterly disappointed" with Reading defeat

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce on the touchline on December 29, 2012
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West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce blames individual errors for his side's 1-0 defeat to Reading.

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has blamed individual errors for his side's 1-0 defeat to Reading this afternoon.

The Hammers dominated possession at the Madejski Stadium and registered 13 shots - 10 more than their opponents.

However, the game's only goal was scored by the hosts on five minutes, when Pavel Pogrebnyak capitalised on a mistake by James Collins.

"We shot ourselves in the foot from the early stages," Allardyce told BBC Sport. "James Collins has been solid for us this season but he made a basic error and they took full advantage.

"Reading defended deep in numbers and [Ricardo] Vaz [Te] has missed a glaring, glaring chance and two errors mean we have not taken any points against them.

"We are bitterly disappointed not to come away with a point and now we are without James [Collins] and Kevin [Nolan] through suspension for an important game against Norwich."

West Ham, who currently sit 12th in the Premier League table, have now taken just one point from their last four games.

Pavel Pogrebnyak scores the opener against West Ham on December 29, 2012
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