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Reading
R. Huth  67' 1-0 
C. Jerome  81' 2-0 
 2-1A. Mariappa  83'
HT: 0-0
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Stoke ends Reading's resurgence with 2-1 win

(AP Photo/Jon Super)

STOKE, England (AP) Reading's resurgence in the Premier League came to halt Saturday with a 2-1 loss at Stoke, which claimed its first win of 2013.

Robert Huth's first goal of the season ended Reading's stubborn resistance in the 67th minute and substitute Cameron Jerome added what proved to be the decisive second in the 81st by smashing home a finish on the turn.

Reading pulled a goal back through Adrian Mariappa two minutes later but it couldn't stop the visitors falling to a first loss since Jan. 1, leaving them fourth from bottom in the standings. They had won three of their last four games.

Stoke stayed 10th but moved 12 points clear of the relegation zone.

Updated February 9, 2013

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