Clarke shocked by late twist

West Brom boss Steve Clarke was left stunned after Reading fought back from two goals down to snatch a 3-2 win at the Madejski Stadium.

Last Updated: 12/01/13 at 19:04 Post Comment

The Baggies looked to have secured the points when Romelu Lukaku added his second goal after the break, but Jimmy Kebe pulled one back to spark a thrilling fightback from Reading.

Adam Le Fondre levelled from the spot with two minutes remaining before Pavel Pogrebnyak pounced in stoppage time to inflict a third straight league defeat on West Brom.

"I couldn't see that coming," said Clarke. "I thought we were so much in control of the game, scored two great goals, hit the post, hit the bar. So much on top.

"To lose it like that is a crushing disappointment."

Clarke felt the award of the penalty was harsh after Jonas Olsson lunged into Kebe in the area, but he refused to vent his frustration on referee Kevin Friend.

"I think it was a fair enough challenge inside the box, the referee has called the penalty. I'm not going to argue with it," he said.

"I've seen it again. For me, watching it again, I can't see that it's obviously a penalty. The referee chose at the time to give and we've got to live with it."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

heyremind me of Utd's treble winning side. Swashbuckling and risk prone. We ha Jaap Stam to paper over the cracks at the back though. Not sure they have their Jaap yet.

HarryBoulton
New Striker Not Liverpool's Priority...

A

lexis Sanchez; too good for Liverpool, Stevie. :)

pires
Suarez 'too good for Arsenal'

T

he solution is to not feel sorry for any of Jabba, Gold or Sullivan. They're all deeply unpleasant and all deserve each other. If only West Ham would sign Barton and Suarez then no one would ever need to despise any other club.

spuzzell
The Strange Idea Of Sympathy For Big Sam

Footer 365

Premier League: Manchester United's Jonny Evans says training's changed under Louis van Gaal

Jonny Evans says Louis van Gaal is leaving no stone unturned in his bid to rejuvenate Manchester United’s fortunes.

Transfer news: Liverpool look to sign Javi Manquillo and Alberto Moreno

Liverpool are closing on Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno and Atletico Madrid's Javi Manquillo, Sky sources understand.

Transfer news: Morgan Schneiderlin stays at Southampton says boss Ronald Koeman

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin will not be leaving the club, insists manager Ronald Koeman.

Mail Box

Plenty Of Reasons Why Lukaku's Worth It

The mailbox defends Everton's enormous outlay on Romelu Lukaku, while we also have mails on Spurs and Suarez. Oh, and worrying about the new magic spray...

Sterling Stuff And Other Friendly Thoughts

We have one reader reaching conclusions from last night's friendly while we have others discussing Romelu Lukaku's move to Everton. Oh and some swearing...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property