Royals reign at Riverside

Published: 25 Feb 2012 17:000 comments

Middlesbrough 0 - 2 Reading

READING made it five successive victories and clean sheets with crucial win at promotion rivals Middlesbrough.

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Noel Hunt gave the visitors a 16th minute lead and Ian Harte sealed the points with a 25-yard cracker 11 minutes from time.

It was Reading's 12th victory in 14 Championship games, a run that has seen them reclaim third place in the table.

It also completed a landmark week for manager Brian McDermott who pledged his future to Royals by signing a new contract until summer 2015.

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