NELSON Oliveira’s horrific facial injury dominated the headlines after Reading FC drew 0-0 with Aston Villa.

The on-loan Norwich City striker required surgery after being caught by Tyrone Mings’ studs.

The controversial incident will go unpunished by the Football Association as it was seen by referee Geoff Eltringham at the time.

Mings’ actions sparked outrage among Royals fans and former players who believe the FA should investigate further – a line of action they are unable to take under current guidelines.

However, we have picked out five more key moments from Saturday’s stalemate at Madejski Stadium.

1. Minute’s applause for ex-Reading captain Johnny Walker.

Royals fans paid their respects to the club’s popular former skipper with an emotional minute’s applause before kick off.

Walker made 318 appearances for the club between 1957 and 1965, scoring 27 goals.

The popular Scotsman, known for his wicked sense of humour, continued to live in the Reading area up until his recent death, aged 90.

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Reading's coaching staff pay their respects.

Aston Villa supporters also joined in the applause for the player who started his career with Midlands rivals Wolves, where he counted ex-England star Billy Wright among his teammates.

2. Reading FC co-owner Dai Yongge makes rare Madejski Stadium appearance.

The Chinese billionaire attended Saturday’s goalless draw and met the Reading FC players in the changing rooms afterwards.

Manager Jose Gomes explained: “I want to say a special word today for club owner Mr Dai who was in the stadium. I invited him into the changing room after the game to let him feel the atmosphere among the players and the way we are living.

“He got a chance to see how his players are fighting to achieve their target. He liked what he saw, the way that we fight, we were really dominant. We wanted to give him three points and we tried.”

3. Sensational Emiliano Martinez save.

The on-loan Arsenal keeper’s impressive home debut will undoubtedly be remembered for his world-class save.

Royals were digging in when Villa created a clear opening for 14-goal top scoredr Tammy Abraham with eight minutes to go.

Th on-loan Chelsea youngster looked certain to score as he met a cross from the left with a powerful header from no more than eight yards out.

But Martinez’s reflexes were a sharp as a tack as he flung himself into the air before palming the ball away from goal allowing Tyler Blackett to clear.

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Emiliano Martinez keeps out a Tammy Abrahams header with a wonderful save on Saturday.

The 25-year-old made another fine stop to deny Anwar El Ghazi in the first half and his kicking and distribution was also spot on.

4. Andy Yiadom’s goal-saving tackle.

You may have missed it, but Tammy Abraham was left scratching his head in disbelief again after another gilt-edged chance went begging.

This time, it was Andy Yiadom who denied the Aston Villa striker.

With the game still goalless approaching the hour mark, Abraham was ready to pull the trigger from close range with only Emiliano Martinez to beat.

But Yiadom seemed to come from nowhere and he slid in with a perfectly-timed tackle from the side to knock the ball off Abraham’s toe and prevent an almost certain goal.

5. Saturday’s gate of 17,458 was Reading’s biggest home attendance this season at Madejski Stadium.

Aston Villa’s 2,135 travelling supporters also played their part in creating a lively atmosphere throughout the match – in spite of a lack of goals.

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These young Reading fans showed their support on Saturday.

However, it appears stayaway Royals fans are being enticed back, presumably due to the brand of football being played under new boss Jose Gomes.

We may have even snapped you in the crowd at the weekend - you can check here in our Royals picture gallery.

Gomes said: “I think they felt the same as we did, that the players are fighting and tried against a very strong Aston Villa.”