Vital Report - Reading 1-1 Brighton
Brighton's Championship season continued with a draw at the Madejski Stadium against Reading on Saturday.
The unbeaten run looked to be ongoing with a Brighton win but Murphy's opener was cancelled out by Vydra as Reading battled back to earn a point in a one-one draw, which did maintain the Albion unbeaten start.
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A good start from Brighton then saw Reading have the best of the opening 45-minutes with the closest Albion went to a breakthrough coming from Hemed but Royals 'keeper Al-Habsi kept out his header.
Reading's Norwood was only denied giving the home side the lead with Stockdale making a fine save to keep out his 25-yard freekick.
Having been a little fortunate to go into half time level it didn't take Brighton long in the second half to go ahead! A one-two between Baldock and Hemed saw the latter pass to former Sheffield United winger Murphy (51), who made no mistake from close rage to put Albion one-up.
This could have been two with Reading defender Hector almost putting past his own 'keeper but Al-Habsi managed to get back to clear off the line.
Vydra had a chance to level, as Reading threatened an equaliser, but the Watford loanee decided to attempt to pass instead of shooting himself and the danger was eventually cleared.
After his previous miss, well decision not to have a go, no mistake this time when Stockdale couldn't hold Blackman's effort with Vydra (78) following up 12-minutes from time to equalise for Reading with the Royals almost winning it in injury-time after working an opening for himself but finishing just wide.
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Brighton haven't lost but just two wins in the last six-matches has seen the lead at the top cut, which going into the game was four-points but is now down to just two with Hull closing in.
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