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Royals rout shocks Coppell
17 Sep 2008 - 09:43:27
Reading manager Steve Coppell admitted he was dumbfounded after Tuesday's 6-0 demolition of Sheffield Wednesday.
The Royals had lost 2-0 at Ipswich Town on Saturday before putting the Owls to the sword at the Madejski Stadium.
In-form marksman Kevin Doyle helped himself to a hat-trick for the second successive home game, while Noel Hunt claimed a brace and Andre Bikey was also on the scoresheet.
"You don't know where a response like that comes from, you really don't," reflected Coppell.
"We prepare the same way for games and there's not much difference between the build-up to one match and another and yet some games it just sparks for whatever reason.
"It is really difficult for me to put my finger on it. It was chalk and cheese from the way we played on Saturday."