Football - Stoke too strong for Royals

Robert Huth's first goal of the season and a superb Cameron Jerome effort ensured Stoke returned to winning ways as Reading's recent good run came to an end following a 2-1 result at the Britannia Stadium.

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The Potters, who had not registered a Barclays Premier League victory since Boxing Day, were in control for virtually the entire contest and finally broke down their opponents' stubborn resistance in the 67th minute when Huth nodded home a Glenn Whelan corner.

Substitute Jerome then cracked the ball in with nine minutes of normal time remaining having taken the ball down neatly and turned his marker. Adrian Mariappa pulled one back with a header two minutes later for the Royals.

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