The Warmdown: Jahmari Clarke stars as Reading come from behind to beat Birmingham City
 Jahmari Clarke of Reading celebrates with teammates after scoring their team's second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Reading at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium on November 06, 2021 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Two goals from Jahmari Clarke completed Reading's comeback as they came from behind to beat Birmingham City 1-2 on Saturday afternoon.

This was after Birmingham took the lead in the third minute through Scott Hogan, who pounced on Liam Moore's soft back pass and took it round the ‘keeper to give the Blues an early lead.

However, 18-year-old Clarke came on at half-time and scored his first goals in professional football, his first a glancing header from a John Swift cross, and his second a scrappy tap in.

Here is our warmdown of the game, where we go over the key talking points.

Birmingham are well organised -  but need to be for both halves

Birmingham were very well organised in the first half with their defensive shape, causing Reading plenty of frustration when they went forward.

However, They could not keep this up for the second half, and it was ultimately their downfall. They couldn't deal with Reading's tactical switch at half-time, and more importantly, they couldn't deal with Clarke.

Reading  have a super-sub for the first time all season

With the injury crisis currently at the club, Reading have really lacked anyone that can come off the bench and make a difference. Up steps Clarke.

Clarke was great for Reading in the second half, scoring two goals of sheer quality. A quality glancing header, managing to get his head well above the defender. His second goal showed his determination to score, immediately following up his first shot and managing to strike it with his right foot to score his second of the day and Reading's winner.

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Yiadom deserves praise

Andy Yiadom proved to be a valuable asset for Reading today, a player that definitely deserves praise after a great performance.

The Ghanaian came into life in the second half, when he was deployed further forward following a formation change to 4-1-4-1 at half-time. His progressive runs were outstanding, usually ending up with Reading being on the edge of Birmingham's box.

Even with a great second half, he still had a decent first half, being on the right-hand side of a 3-4-3. 

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