Dec 29, 2012 at 3pm UK at ​Madejski Stadium
Reading
1-0
West 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
© PA Photos
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.

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