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Frustrated Jol denied at Royals

Fulham boss Martin Jol was left a frustrated man after his team were twice denied a precious Premier League away win at Reading on Saturday.

Chris Baird put the visitors 2-1 up in the 77th minute at the Madejski Stadium only for substitute Garath McCleary to level eight minutes later.

Dimitar Berbatov (below) then appeared to have struck the Fulham winner, but the Royals refused to throw in the towel and Hal Robson-Kanu salvaged a 3-3 draw in the 90th minute.

"If you score three goals against a team like Reading, you should have done enough to win," Jol said.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini praised Carlos Tevez after the Argentinian netted the winner for the champions in a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Swansea.

Arsenal celebrated the return of Jack Wilshere after more than a year on the sidelines with a 1-0 home win over 10-man QPR.

Julio Cesar was in inspired form in the QPR goal but was finally beaten by Mikel Arteta's scrambled 82nd-minute effort after visiting full-back Stephane Mbia had been sent off for kicking out at Gunners defender Thomas Vermaelen.

Norwich boss Chris Hughton was disappointed his side failed to follow up their win over Arsenal with three more points.

Aston Villa went ahead through Christian Benteke but had defender Joe Bennett sent off early in the second period before Michael Turner salvaged a 1-1 draw for the visitors.

West Ham had lost only twice in the league before Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Wigan while Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill declared himself satisfied enough with a point after a 0-0 draw at Stoke.


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