Reading 1-0 Preston: Mark Bowen off to winning start as Royals boss

Reading vs Preston
Sky Bet Chboat
3:00pm Saturday 19th October

The Madejski Stadium
(Att: 14135)

New Reading director Mark Bowen saw his side catch a Sky Bet Championship triumph over Preston in the Madejski Stadium.
Centre-back Matt Miazga struck deep into stoppage time as the match appeared to be petering out into a draw.
Victory sees the Royals move two points clear at the bottom three because they finished a winless league run dating back to August 24.
55, bowen, took over on Monday – his permanent role for a director – to replace the sacked Portuguese Jose Gomes.
Previously Readings sporting director, hed spent the majority of his 20-year coaching profession to former Wales global Mark Hughes as No 2.
Bowen inherited a group who have been without a win in six league games, including five beats, underneath Gomes.
Preston came into the match in third place in the desk and have been unbeaten in eight Championship games, winning five of them.
The visitors started the brighter, with all full-back Andy Hughes when moving forward to the left flank causing difficulties.
From a non Hughes cross, Tom Barkhuizen mis-controlled the chunk and allowed Reading goalkeeper Rafael to collect comfortably.
Preston continued to press on but the bodies were narrowly missed by a from captain Paul Gallagher .
Reading got going in attack, with left-back Jordan Obita releasing striker George Puscas, however, an ambitious volley attempted .
John Swift fired that Declan Rudd did over a post.
Preston reacted when Barkhuizen put off on a mazy run along the perfect flank, only to complete with a weak attempt at Rafael.
Pele responded for its hosts, sending to the North End box at a super low centre. Puscas arrived to fulfill it could manage only the smallest of touches and the chance went begging.
Reading upped the tempo however Rudd made strong saves to deny Ovie Ejaria.
Preston launched a attack first in the second half and should have gone in front.
Darnell Fisher crossed from David Nugent and the right unmarked, nodded into the grip of Rafael.
Ejaria again proved troublesome but he sliced over a transparent opportunity in an Andy Yiadom centre.
When Miazga followed on to net from close range after Rudd have saved out of Jordan Obita However, Reading snatched it.

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