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Lowton on Royals point

15 February 2016

Matt Lowton felt the Clarets created the better chances against Reading and were unfortunate not to leave the Madejski Stadium with all three points.

Andre Gray saw his second-half spot kick saved by Ali Al Habsi and a whole host of chances went begging.

Lowton, who created a number of openings with superb delivery from the right, reflected on a day where luck was not on side.

He said: "It's always difficult in the Championship going away, they're obviously not going to roll over and give us three points, you have to earn them.

"I thought we made a lot of chances and obviously had the penalty. It wasn't our day but in the long run a point is always better than nothing.

"It's nice to get forward and try and get assists. I put the ball in a good area, I don't try and pick people out but as I say unfortunately it wasn't to be.”

Championship top goalscorer Gray was felled in the box by Al Habsi and dusted himself down to take the penalty spot after a controversial commotion that saw Hal Robson-Kanu scuff the spot.

And the former Aston Villa full-back was left bemused as to why the Royals goalkeeper was not at least cautioned.

"He's scored a lot this season and that's pretty much why we're up there at the minute so nobody is going to moan at Andre for missing a penalty.

"I was a bit bemused has he's not at least got a booking. He's about to put the ball in the net. I thought the antics afterwards were strange and there was some schoolyard tricks.

"I thought the whole game they were a bit petty and childish but we battled well and made the best chances.”

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