A second minute penalty gave Reading a 1-0 victory over Charlton at The Valley this afternoon. Late in the second half, Forster-Caskey was pulled down for what looked like a nailed on penalty, but the referee judged that it was dive and gave him a yellow card.
A first half goal from Aneke was ruled offside when it probably wasn't. It just wasn't Charlton's day and may condemn them to the drop.
Having said that, our quality up front was poor. Of 16 shots, only two were on target. We have to take our chances and Bonne failed to make use of an excellent McGeady cross in the first half.
Moreover, as Larry Wilson pointed out, our corners are not very imaginative (we had eight to one for Reading).
The penalty was conceded by Oshilaja and there was no doubt about the decision. Puscas powered past Phillips.
Charlton tried to be positive throughout the game, but Michael Morrison was outstanding in defence for the Royals.
Richard Cawley tweeted: 'A third defeat in a row for Charlton but I'd predict Bowyer is going to be raging at those couple of big calls by Darren Bond. Home side didn't create enough. LB making his thoughts known to the officials before he leaves the pitch.'
Seething supremo Lee Bowyer said: 'The officials have cost us the game today, it's plain and simple. Chuks Aneke, his goal is a goal. And I said to the fourth official, "the linesman can't just guess".