Analysis of the goal conceded against Reading (16/9)
Kyle Naughton is caught out when a long-ball down the line finds him up-field. Jan Vertonghen, very solid throughout the game, gets a little unlucky – he comes out to the left back area to cover for Naughton, but the pass (I think from Noel Hunt), goes between his legs.
Gallas doesn’t get tight enough to Le Fondre, who flights a very clever pass between Walker and Friedel. Note Walker – caught on his heels as Robson-Kanu busts a gut to get on the end of the cross.
Friedel has come out to protect his near post so is taken out of the game by Le Fondre’s clever pass, and Walker’s slight delay means that he is caught underneath the cross.
Robson-Kanu slides in to meet the cross on the volley and put it into an empty net.