Man Of The Match Result

Monday 14 August 2017 16:30

David Button has made it two Man of the Match awards from two games, following his efforts against Reading on Saturday.

The goalkeeper took home the accolade on opening day against Norwich City, and he was in fine form once again at the Madejski Stadium as his side fought bravely to win a hard earned point.

Button made five saves to keep the 11-man Royals at bay, while he also claimed three crosses and started a number of counter attacks with some clever distribution.

Of his five stops, the best came early in the second half. John Swift worked some space just outside the area, and pearled a stunning effort towards the far top corner.

It looked as though it was heading in from the moment it left his boot, but Button made full use of his long frame to tip it over the bar.

It was a close call for Man of the Match, with Button pushed all the way by Denis Odoi who excelled in a slightly unfamiliar centre-back role, after he’d come on to fill the void left by Tomas Kalas’ dismissal.

Button ended up with 23.5 per cent of the votes to Odoi’s 23, while it was also tight for third place, with Tim Ream (15.3 per cent) just about pipping goal scorer Lucas Piazon (15.2 per cent).

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