Sheffield Wed 0-3 Reading: Kenyan international Timbe shines in ‘Royals’ debut

By Robert Abong'o: Monday, February 17th 2020 at 08:30 GMT +3 | Football
Harambee Stars international Ayub Masika Timbe made his debut for Reading on Saturday [Courtesy]

Harambee Stars international Ayub Masika Timbe made his debut for Reading Football Club on Saturday as the Royals played Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

The 27-year-old, who came on in the 84th minute to replace Ovie Ejaria mostly played it safe as he enjoyed being part of his team’s victory – a 3-0 win courtesy of strikes from Yakou Meite, George Puscas and Sam Baldock.

Reading took charge of the match from the 20th minute after Meite opened proceedings followed by a Puscas strike late in the second half.

Reading took charge of the match from the 21st minute [Courtesy]

Baldock made it 3-0 from the penalty spot in additional time to ensure The Royals claimed 15th spot on the Championship table after matchday 33.

Timbe’s only highlight of the match was a sprint past Sheffield Wednesday’s Jacob Murphy, which almost resulted into a chance after a decent cross which was cleared away for a corner.

Baldock made it 3-0 from the penalty spot in additional time [COURTESY]

Timbe signed a six-month loan deal from Beijing Renhe in the January transfer window.

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Most Kenyan fans will be eager to see what qualities Timbe can add to Reading, having scored 17 goals in 49 appearances for Beijing Renhe.

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