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West Brom fans react as Sam Johnstone fails to earn first clean sheet again

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West Brom fans react as Sam Johnstone fails to earn first clean sheet again

West Bromwich Albion failed to pick up three points in match that would have been expecting to win against Reading at The Hawthorns on Wednesday night – and Baggies fans have criticised goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.

Johnstone, 26, has failed to keep a clean sheet for West Brom all season, conceding one goal in each of the Baggies’ opening four Championship fixtures. West Brom have tallied up eight points from a possible 12.

Liverpool loanee Ovie Ejaria opened the scoring for Reading just inside the last 20 minutes. The England youth international lashed home an effort from 20 yards, which flew into the top corner via a slight deflection.

Former Manchester United and Aston Villa goalkeeper Johnstone was rooted to the spot, failing to even dive towards the flight of the ball as Reading looked as though they were about to secure an unlikely three points away from home.

However, Slaven Bilic and indeed Johnstone’s blushes were saved by Kenneth Zohore who scores his first goal for the club since moving to the Midlands from Cardiff City. He scored from the spot, after Ejaria brought down Filip Kroninovic.

West Brom fans have reacted on Twitter to Johnstone’s inability to keep a clean sheet for the fourth match in a row. He has now managed just 10 clean sheets in 52 appearances for West Brom since joining the club last summer for £6.5million (BBC Sport).

 

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