JOHN KRETLOW - Monday, August 5, 2013
Danny Williams came off the bench to help Reading beat Ipswich Town, while Eric Lichaj made an impressive debut in Nottingham Forest's victory over Huddersfield Town.
Reading 2-1 Ipswich Town
Danny Williams made his debut for Reading in their opening day win over Ipswich Town.
The German-American midfielder came on for Hal Robson-Kanu in the 67th minute and played a strong first shift for the Royals.
Ipswich notched the first goal in the 16th minute when Jay Tabb shot passed ‘keeper Alex McCarthy after his initial shot was saved.
Adam Le Fondre however leveled the score just before half time when he headed home a Garath McCleary deep cross.
In the 75th minute Reading notched the winning goal when he rocketed passed Scott Loach and have the home team the three points.
The Royals look to grab another win next week against Bolton, while Ipswich Town welcomes Millwall.
Nottingham Forest 1-0 Huddersfield Town
Eric Lichaj had a successful debut in Nottingham Forest's defeat over Huddersfield Town at home this weekend.
Lichaj started and went the distance at defense for the home team.
The former Aston Villa defender was close to putting Forest in the lead in the first half but his curling cross went just wide of the goal.
However, the close game found its only goal in the 52nd minute when Henri Lansbury tapped in from close range after good link up play between Andy Reid and Chris Cohen drew the attention of ‘keeper Alex Smithies
Forest pushed for an insurance goal in the final minutes, however one goal was enough for the home team to notch their opening day win.
Lichaj and Forest take on Hartlepool United in the League Cup in the midweek.
Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 Morecambe
Jon Paul Pittman went the distance in Wycombe's win over Morecambe in League Two action.
The American forward did not see much time last season and hopes he can stay in the lineup for Wycombe.
The only goal of the game came early when Paris Cowan Hall notched in the 7th minute to give the home team the lead.
Wycombe takes on Leicester City in the midweek in League Cup play.
Tim Ream never left the bench in Bolton's draw with Burnley. Stuart Holden is a long term injury worry for Bolton and did not dress.
Jonathan Spector and Will Packwood are injured and did not dress in Birmingham City's loss to Watford.
Zak Whitbread came off in the 12th minute after a head injury in Leicester City's win over Middlesbrough. Seb Hines did not dress for Boro.