Mo Barrow salvages draw for Reading

Gambia international winger Modou Barrow denied Stoke City victory as his 94th-minute equaliser secured a 2-2 home draw for struggling Reading in an entertaining match at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday.

Reading made the breakthrough in the 42nd minute but Stoke improved after a sluggish first-half display equalising in the 48th-minute.

The visitors took the lead in the 69th minute with a superb volley that thundered in via the crossbar but Reading refused to give up, however, and after an intricate move on the edge of the Stoke area late on, The Gambia international pounced to salvage the draw for his first goal of the campaign.

“Happy to be back on the pitch today, great fighting spirit today lads. Great assist from my brother Yakou Méïté, Alhamdulillah, #URZ”, Barrow tweeted after the game.

Reading are currently 21st on the standings with 18 points after 20 matches.