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It Could Have Gone Either Way

29 November 2013

Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies says his side were on the wrong end of a sensational game after they were beaten 3-2 by Reading at The City Ground this evening.

Goals from Simon Cox and Darius Henderson had pulled The Reds level after they trailed 2-0 early on, but Jordan Obita’s first goal in Reading colours handed The Royals all three points.

And while the ending was not what the manager desired, he says his players can take lessons from tonight’s frenetic encounter.

He said: “What a game that was. It could have gone either way but unfortunately it went against us. We didn’t start well enough but did very well to fight back.

“We created a lot more in the second half but we have to be more clinical. One or two players here have to learn about how to play at home and how to take the game to the opposition.”

The Reds boss admitted he was angered by his side’s opening 45 minutes but, following the introduction of Henderson and Andy Reid at half-time, he was pleased with the second-half improvement.

He said: “In the first half we didn’t compete, we didn’t win tackles and we weren’t aggressive enough. Because of that we got what we deserved and found ourselves 2-0 down.

“Second half was much improved. We thoroughly deserved to get back into the game and at 2-2 there was only one team who looked like winning it. But we got hit by a sucker punch which was a devastating blow.”

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