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Sunday 28 May 2017

Long double for royals

Shane Long hit a stoppage-time penalty as Reading edged closer to escaping the Championship relegation zone with a vital win over fellow strugglers Plymouth.

The Republic of Ireland international had failed to register a single league strike all season until last month but has now scored in three-straight wins for the Royals after his double denied the visitors a point last night.

Newcastle United lost their leadership of the Championship in spectacular fashion last night when Derby County took a chunk out of the division's best defensive record with a shock 3-0 victory.

Irish Independent

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