On this day in 2018, George Friend's goal gave Boro a hard-fought win on the road at Reading.

After Ryan Shotton's first-half header looked to have given us the lead, only to be ruled out by the linesman, opposite full-back Friend rifled in his second of the season from Paddy McNair's pull-back to secure all three points. 

Friend nearly doubled his tally late on - hitting the bar from close range - but the solitary goal proved enough for Boro to earn then-manager Tony Pulis' first career win at the Madejski Stadium.