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POST-MATCH | Our performance didn't get the result it deserved - Taylor

14 February 2023

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Millers boss Matt Taylor believed his side did not get just reward for the manner of their performance in Berkshire, as Reading grabbed a last-gasp win. Lee Peltier’s first goal for the club counted for nothing in the end as former England international Andy Carroll and sub Tyrese Fornah turned the game in the Royals favour with second-half goals.

Speaking afterwards, Taylor said.

“Disappointing is the wrong word. I can’t hide my frustration at that. In terms of performance levels, box-to-box, I thought we were the better team and we created the better chances. It was two set-piece goals, which were both preventable. We didn’t understand the instructions with regards to the obvious threat. That is no disrespect to Reading but that was their route to goal tonight. We were the better team tonight. It hurts more when you play well.

“That’s the quietest that Viktor’s been all season. I’m so frustrated. It was a huge effort from us, but we have got no points and got no reward.

“I thought we were outstanding in the way we worked and our front two had a threat about us. The first-half performance was as good as we’ve seen for a long time. The fans will go home disappointed and frustrated.    

“I thought the game got a little bit scrappy in the second half. We have to improve in key moments of the game and we had to defend our box better. It feels so raw now because we played so well on the night.”  

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