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30 May 2017
11:16 am

WATCH: Reading manager Jaap Stam re-lives penalty nightmare

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Reading missed out on promotion to the Premier League with two poor penalties. But one kick will haunt their manager more than the other.

Jaap Stam will have nightmares over Liam Moore's miss in their play-off penalty shootout against Hudddersfield. Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images.

Lowly Huddersfield dramatically gained promotion to the English Premier League next season following a 4-3 penalty shootout win over Reading on Monday evening.

The match ended scoreless after extra time.

Despite the obvious heartache for the Reading players, one spot kick would’ve brought back particularly nasty memories for manager Jaap Stam.

In Euro 2000, Stam skied one of the Netherlands’ penalties in the semifinal shootout against Italy, costing them a place in the final.

17 years later, he saw his right-back Liam Moore do exactly the same thing…

(Liam Moore’s penalty is at 1:16 of the video)

Moore’s miss placed undue pressure on Jordan Obita, who had a tame shot saved by Huddersfield keeper Danny Ward.

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