Chris Hughton was full of praise for Kevin Nolan after his clinical brace gave the Magpies a 2-0 lead at the break. Danny Simpson's comical own goal gave Reading hope late on but the visitors held on to move on to 95 points and one step closer to another target. Chris Hughton: "One hundred points is a target for us. After we won promotion we set other targets and if we can win the title with 100 points then not many teams have done that down the years. "Kevin has a composure about him and he has been a regular goalscorer throughout his career. "He has played in a team this season that has created a lot of chances and there is no one better at getting in the box at the right times."