Brian McDermott and many True Live Betting fans using a pay per head sportsbook following Reading praised the team’s ability to get out of trouble following their 2-2 draw with Chelsea.
True Live Betting fans saw that Reading got a result for the third consecutive Premier League match – a run which gave them seven points, including victories over West Bromwich Albion (3-2) and Newcastle United (2-1).
In the last seven minutes, Adam Le Fondre, a favourite with pay per head sportsbooks, scored two times, snatching the draw for Reading, and making it four goals off the bench in the past two league matches which earned him plenty of praise from McDermott.
“When you’ve got Le Fondre anything can happen,” McDermott said.
“He is a bit special.
“Those two finishes were from the top drawer.”
Price per head sportsbooks can see that the draw is extending Reading’s undefeated run to five games in all competitions and sees the team leave the Premier League’s relegation zone on goal difference.
Even though McDermott said that ‘it didn’t look good’ late on against the Blues, he was delighted with the willingness that his players had to fight until the end.
“They (Chelsea) are the champions of Europe. These are world-class players. If you’re 2-0 down to them with 10 minutes to go you feel you’ve got real problems,” McDermott said.
“Once you get a goal things can change and that’s what happened tonight. I was so proud of our players tonight.
“We have players with massive hearts.
“They give us everything. We’re doing everything we can be to be in this league next season.”
At Reading’s Madejski Stadium, Chelsea had 64 percent possession, taking 14 shots, which included five on target, in comparison to five by the home side.
As manager Rafa Benitez said that for 85 minutes he was ‘really pleased’ with Chelsea, True Live Betting fans using a pay per head sportsbook saw that the Spaniard rued his side’s profligacy when they were ahead 2-0.
“We had chances to kill the game, we didn’t take them and we paid for it,” Benitez said.
“The main thing is we could have scored three or four goals and finished the game.
“We can say that we have to be more clinical.”