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Cheers turn to tears as Reading fans realise they have NOT clinched a playoff spot

The Championship side thought they had a chance of reaching the Premier League but Brighton ruined to feel-good vibes.

READING SUPPORTERS SWARMED onto the Madejski Stadium pitch after they drew 2-2 with Burnley. The Royals looked to have clinched a spot in the Championship playoffs with the result and their supporters spilled onto the pitch to celebrate.


Then, in a tragi-comic twist, Brighton pipped them to the playoff post by scoring a 92nd minute winner against Nottingham Forest. While Brighton fans may have enjoyed the last laugh, this young Reading fan will find little amuses him for several weeks.


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