MASKED hero Nelson Oliveira dominated the headlines after his sumptuous late winner against Blackburn Rovers lifted Reading FC out of the Championshiop relegation zone.

Oliveria scored an exquisite goal four minutes from time to secure Jose Gomes’ second victory after Rovers had equalised only moment earlier.

But here are five things you may have missed from Royals’ desperately-needed win at Madejski Stadium on Wednesday night.

Emi Martinez’ early save: Royals were under the cosh from the opening minute after a lacklustre start and the result could have been much different had Martinez not denied Adam Armstrong in the 11th minute.

Liam Kelly was robbed of possession in the middle of the park and Armstrong raced through on goal before being denied by the Arsenal FC loanee.

Andy Yiadom’s power: John Swift had plenty to do for Reading’s opening goal after receiving the ball in a tight space and fashioning himself a chance, but Yiadom deserves plenty of credit for the assist.

The full-back, a bargain free-transfer from Barnsley in the summer, shrugged off his marker after losing the ball before picking out Swift in the centre of the box with a perfect pass – and Swift did the rest with a cool finish into the far corner for a 1-0 lead.

Playing through the high press: Early in the second-half, despite relentless pressure from Blackburn’s forwards, Royals did brilliantly to play the ball out from the back and shift it out wide. The ball was eventually taken away from Omar Richards’ head in the Blackburn area which surely would have been goal of the season had the make-shift winger managed to stab it into the back of the net.

Yakou Meite’s golden chance: Ivorian forward Yakou Meite was guilty of squandering numerous chances after coming on in the 45th minute. The worst of the bunch came when Ovie Ejaria slipped him through one-on-one with keeper David Raya, but Meite – who almost had too much time to pick his spot – dragged the ball wide of the far post.

He also missed the target with a free header from six yards late in the game. Not his finest match for Royals by any means.

John Swift’s scintillating pass: Of course, Nelson Oliveria deservedly takes the plaudits for his winning goal in the 86th minute, but the chance was created by an eye-watering 60-yard pass from playmaker Swift.

With Royals under pressure, the former Chelsea man did brilliantly to pick out Oliveria in space and the Portuguese forward did the rest with a quality finish from 18 yards.

It took a mere seven seconds for the ball to leave Swift’s boot and the ball to end up in the back of the Blackburn net courtesy of Oliveira.