MX23RW : Wednesday, December 12 01:20:20
Aug 3, 2018 at 8pm UK at ​Madejski Stadium (Reading, Berkshire)
Attendance: 16,923
Reading
1-2
DerbyDerby County
FT(HT: 0-0)
Mount (60'), Lawrence (90')

Paul Clement: 'Reading's defeat to Derby County was harsh'

Reading boss Paul Clement says that his side's last-gasp defeat to Derby County on Friday night was "a harsh result".

Reading boss Paul Clement has claimed that his side have learned "a big lesson" after losing 2-1 to Derby County on Friday night.

The Royals led the Championship opener through Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, but the Rams recovered and netted a last-gasp winner to begin the campaign with a win.

Clement has said that the result at the Madejski Stadium was 'harsh' on his side, but acknowledged that more could have been done to earn a share of the spoils.

The 46-year-old is quoted by the Reading Chronicle as saying: "Clearly if you lose the game with the last kick it is tough. Particularly the first game of the season.

"We have just got to make sure we don't lose it. It was a fantastic cross and header. We did well in the first half. Our shape was fantastic. Derby changed their style in the second half and spaces opened up as players tired.

"It is a harsh result and a big lesson for us so early in the season. Our goal was a great goal."

Reading are next in action when they face Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on August 11.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Norwich CityNorwich21134438241443
2Leeds UnitedLeeds21126335181742
3Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd21114634241037
4Derby CountyDerby2111463124737
5West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom21106544301436
6Middlesbrough219932314936
7Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest21810332221034
8Aston Villa218854132932
9Birmingham CityBirmingham217953025530
10Stoke CityStoke217952725230
11Blackburn RoversBlackburn217952731-430
12Swansea CitySwansea218582523229
13Bristol City218582524129
14Queens Park RangersQPR218492531-628
15Preston North EndPreston216783235-325
16Wigan AthleticWigan2174102329-625
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds216692738-1124
18Brentford215793332122
19Hull City2156102130-921
20Rotherham UnitedRotherham214982132-1121
21Millwall2147102635-919
22Reading2146112634-818
23Bolton WanderersBolton2146111529-1418
24Ipswich TownIpswich2118121737-2011

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