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Football: Stoke see off comeback kings Reading 2-1

Published on Feb 10, 2013 10:11 AM
 

STOKE, United Kingdom (AFP) - Robert Huth scored his first goal of the season as Stoke ended their wait for a first league win of 2013 by beating visitors Reading 2-1 on Saturday.

The hosts, who had not won in the Premier League since Dec 26, controlled the game from the start, but had to wait until the 67th-minute for German defender Huth to nod them in front from a Glenn Whelan corner.

Substitute Cameron Jerome doubled the lead after 81 minutes when the striker took the ball down neatly and turned his marker before smashing the ball home.

Reading, who have staged several late comebacks in recent games, kept their hopes alive when Jamaican defender Adrian Mariappa pulled one back with a header two minutes later.

 
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