2013/14 Match Reports
Reading 2-2 Burnley: Make, Break, Heartache
The equation was simple - if Reading won, they were in the playoffs. A draw would have been enough if Brighton couldn't beat Nottingham Forest, but in second-half injury time, relief turned to heartache, as Leonardo Ulloa nodded in to snatch sixth.
Doncaster 1-3 Reading - Match Report
After the Royals’ redeemed themselves at the Mad Stad in midweek after a much needed win against Middlesbrough, they travelled up to Yorkshire to face Doncaster who were in their own battle at the other end of the table.
Reading 2-0 Middlesbrough - Stop That Bandwagon...
For the first time since the end of January, Reading won a home match, and finally showed the potential which has all too frequently been lacking this campaign. Adam Le Fondre's tap-in and a George Friend own goal renewed Royals fans' playoff hopes.
Wigan 3-0 Reading: Match Report
It was anything but a Good Friday for Reading when they met recent Wembley regulars Wigan at the DW Stadium. Goals from Jordi Gomez, Martyn Waghorn and Callum McManaman insured that the Royals’ own Wembley aspirations took a serious dent.
Reading 1-1 Leicester: Match Report
Reading snuck back into the play-off places with a 1-1 draw against Champions elect Leicester but once again will be left to wonder what if after giving away a winning position. Alex Pearce's header had given Nigel Adkins side the lead but Danny Dri
Bournemouth 3-1 Reading: Match Report
Reading put up one of their worst performance of the season in one of their biggest games to slump to a 3-1 defeat to a rampant Bournemouth side at Dean Court.
Charlton 0-1 Reading: Match Report
It was another brilliant away day for Reading who are unbeaten from the Madejski since February when they took all three points back to Berkshire after a priceless 1-0 win against Charlton at The Valley.
Reading 1-1 Huddersfield Town - Not A Happy Home
What used to be Fortress Madejski now seems to be a comfort pad for away sides, as 18th placed Huddersfield Town came to Reading and outplayed the home team. Not for the first time this season, the Royals looked second best at the Mad Stad.
Reading 1 - 3 Barnsley - Match Report
Where oh where do we begin? A dire performance from Reading saw Barnsley unexpectedly take all three points back to Yorkshire in what is one of our worst performances of the season. Bucks Royal was lucky enough to get to do today's match report, so h
Reading 0-0 Derby County - Rams Hold Royals
A game which went in waves saw Reading and Derby County play out a 0-0 draw which was frustrating and entertaining in equal measure.
Leeds 2-4 Reading: Adkins' Perfect Present
Reading cemented their place in the final play-off spot on Tuesday night with an emphatic 4-2 win over Brian McDermott's Leeds. Goals from Garath McCleary, Royston Drenthe, Nick Blackman and Hal Robson Kanu ensured Nigel Adkins a very Happy Birthday.
Brighton 1-1 Reading: Royston's Return
Reading snuck back into the play-off places with a point at Brighton but once again left with a nagging feeling that it should have been all three. Andy Walker makes his Tilehurst End debut as he recaps the action from the AMEX.
Reading 1-1 Yeovil - Player Ratings
Another depressing chapter in Reading's season which promised so much and, to this point, has delivered more pain than joy. The Yeovil match was a low - here's how we rated the players on the day.
Reading 1-1 Yeovil - Too Little Too Late Against 8
Earlier this week I wrote an article detailing how Reading have only won once when conceding the opening goal. The Royals' inability to break down defences cost them a win against a Yeovil side that was reduced to eight men by the final whistle.
Reading 0-1 Blackburn: A Captain's Performance....
Jobi McAnuff just about summed up the good, bad and ugly side of this Reading side on a day when Blackburn took all three points at the Madejski Stadium. We round up Reading's second consecutive home defeat.
QPR 1 Reading 3 - Real Hoops Win
Lethal Reading make it five out of seven league wins with a great performance at Loftus Road and a fantastic result.
Reading 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday
10 man Reading’s recent good home form counted for nothing as Sheffield Wednesday completed the double over Royals with the curse of the ex-player striking yet again.
Millwall 0-3 Reading: Ruthless Royals Slay Lions
A professional performance from the Royals saw them run out 3-0 winners over Millwall at the New Den. Whilst it wasn't a classic by any means, with windy conditions playing havoc, Reading showed resilience and confidence to record an easy victory.
Reading 5-1 Blackpool: Alfie's Three-peat
Before last week's win over Bolton Reading had managed 12 goals in their last eight at home, but Reading made it 12 in 2 tonight, as Blackpool were demolished 5-1 at the Mad Stad, with Adam Le Fondre scoring a second consecutive home hat-trick.
Ipswich 2-0 Reading: Frustrating Day At The Office
Reading were handed their first league defeat in 2014 after two second half goals edged the game in Ipswich Town's favour.
Reading 7-1 Bolton Wanderers: No Alf Measures
With the return of Matt Mills, and the obvious painful history with Bolton Wanderers still in the hearts of Reading fans, this promised to be a belter - the Royals having finally won at Watford last week. Few could have seen this scoreline though...
Watford 0-1 Reading: Royals Buzzing After Victory
Saturday afternoon saw the Royals travel a short distance to Vicarage Road. Desperate for a win, Reading came up against a Watford side which was unbeaten since the departure of Gianfranco Zola in mid-December.
Brighton 1-0 Reading. Substance Seriously Scarce.
There’s always next year, we tell ourselves every year. This time round that phrase always felt like it might come a bit quicker than we might hope, and thus it proved at the American Express Community Stadium. Losing 1-0 to Brighton via an Andrew Cr
Reading 1-1 Forest: New Year, Same January Story
It must be something about January. Last year, we notched comeback wins against West Brom and Newcastle, adding to late draw at home to Chelsea. Kicking off January 2014 at home to Forest, another January late goal salvaged a point for the Royals.
Middlesbrough 3-0 Reading
Christmas, what Christmas? urzz1871 looks back on another woeful display from Reading in a 3-0 defeat to Middlesbrough.
Reading 1-2 Wigan: Slumping in the rain
If you read Jonny's match report from the Bournemouth game, then really you might want to save yourself the pain of reading into another dismal home defeat for the Royals. Still if you're on Santa's naughty list and fancy more punishment, read on.
Huddersfield 0-1 Reading - Match Report
Billy Sharp may have only scored twice for the Royals in nearly three months, but both of those goals have been match-winners as the Southampton loanee followed up his winner against Charlton with another at Huddersfield as Reading earned a vital win
Reading 1-2 Bournemouth: Royals Season Going South
Fortress Madejski was breached with ease by a Bournemouth side who hadn't won away since August, and had taken just 3 points from their last 7 matches. The frailties we saw at home to Charlton were magnified by the Cherries, who were clinical.
Reading 1-0 Charlton: Functional
Billy Sharp scored the only goal as Reading made it back-to-back wins by beating Charlton 1-0. So that's that, we move on to face Bournemouth on Saturd.... Oh ok you want more do you? Fine... but I'm not happy about it.
Forest 2-3 Reading: Victory at the City Ground
Match Report from Friday night's thriller at the City Ground
Blackburn 0-0 Reading
One half of The Two Unfortunates and TTE podcast guest host Rob Langham rounds up a rather dour draw at Ewood Park that saw Reading slip out of the top six.
Reading 1-1 QPR: Barton denies Royals
Reading and QPR played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in front of the SKY cameras this afternoon. Garath McCleary's long range strike was cancelled out by Joey Barton's free-kick, as both sides had to settle for a point.