Reading fans are hailing Liverpool loanee Ovie Ejaria

Reading fans during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Cardiff City at Madejski Stadium on August 18, 2019 in Reading, England.

Reading playmaker Ovie Ejaria impressed against Preston.

Preston North End's Paul Gallagher (right) is tackled by Reading's Ovie Ejaria (left) during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Preston North End at Madejski Stadium on...

Reading claimed a first win under new boss Mark Bowen by beating Preston North End 1-0 at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Royals sacked Jose Gomes over the international break, and made the bizarre decision to appoint sporting director Bowen as their new boss.

Preston arrived in great form with no defeat in eight games, but a pretty drab display was heading towards a 0-0 draw before Reading struck late on.

 

Declan Rudd could only parry Jordan Obita's strike, and then couldn't keep out Matt Miazga's follow-up, handing Reading a 97th minute winner.

The result takes Reading up to 20th in the Championship table, and whilst Miazga was their match-winner, all the praise was going towards playmaker Ovie Ejaria.

The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Reading from Liverpool, but as confirmed by Liverpool, the deal will become permanent at the end of the season, meaning he won't be heading back to Anfield.

Ovie Ejaria during the Sky Bet Championship match between Huddersfield Town and Reading at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield on Saturday 24th August 2019.

Some may wonder whether Liverpool may come to regret that decision though, as Ejaria is really shining for Reading, and their fans were raving about him on Saturday.

Supporters were calling Ejaria 'pure class', 'next level' and a 'special talent', with many of them simply in disbelief that Liverpool are letting him leave permanently in 2020.

Reading fans during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Cardiff City at Madejski Stadium on August 18, 2019 in Reading, England.

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