Wembley date is a ‘dream come true’ for Reading says Kermorgant


Reading hero Yann Kermorgant described it as ‘a dream come true’ after his side reached the Championship play-off final with victory over Fulham.

The Frenchman netted a second-half penalty to secure a 1-0 victory on the night at the Madejski Stadium.

Kermorgant’s contribution represented redemption for the 35-year-old, after his missed Panenka spot-kick for Leicester in the 2010 play-off semi-final saw them eliminated by Cardiff.

“The chance to play in a final at Wembley is a dream come true,” Kermorgant told Sky Sports 3, before adding of his penalty: “I knew how to do it.”

Royals goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi also produced a number of fine saves and Kermorgant added: “He’s been amazing and saved us so many times this season.”

Al Habsi felt his side, who finished third in the league but still came into the tie as underdogs, were worthy of their place at Wembley.

“It’s a dream come true,” he added. “We’ve been fantastic all season.

“In the first leg, we knew the most important thing was to get the draw because, at home, we know we can do it.

“The fans have been waiting for this moment.”