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Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Reading: Live Match Thread & Instant Reaction

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Stevie May's deflected free-kick earned Sheffield Wednesday a fortunate 1-0 win over a Royals team that just couldn't take their chances.

Clive Brunskill

17:00 - Full-time, Wednesday take the points.

16:50 - And Wednesday take the lead! Cooper gives away a free-kick on the edge of the box and Stevie May strikes a free-kick that deflects off the wall and past a stranded Mikkel Andersen who hasn't had a save to make yet... gutting.

16:38 - Pog's on for Murray and Mackie on for Cox as Nigel Adkins looks to try and snatch a win.

16:20 - Into the second half and Jake Cooper is in the thick of the action at both ends. First he's lucky not to give away a penalty before going up the other end and nearly nodding home a corner from close range, only to see it deflected away on the goal line.

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15:52 - And that's it for the first half, 0-0 and Murray's penalty miss the only real chance of note.

15:30 - A pretty scrappy game, but Reading had a golden chance as Giles Coke brought down Glenn Murray in the area. Murray stepped up to take the penalty, but Kieren Westwood guessed right to save.

14:02 - Royals team news is in!

Two changes as Adam Federici and Michael Hector both miss out through injury. That hands a full Reading debut to Mikkel Andersen and a first League start to Jake Cooper. Jake Taylor also starts in place of Jamie Mackie, whilst Danny Guthrie's return from injury looks complete as he's fit for the bench.

Reading: Andersen; Gunter (C), Obita, Pearce, Cooper; Akpan, Norwood, Taylor, Blackman; Cox, Murray

Subs: Lincoln, Long, Kuhl, Guthrie, Edwards, Mackie, Pogrebnyak

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13:00 -So thoughts and predictions for this one Tilehurst Enders?

Wimb is going for a 2-2 draw this afternoon while Jonny's plumped for 2-1 Reading win, TTE Podcast Extra co-host Charles Watts says 2-0 to the Royals and fellow podcaster Westy also thinks it'll end 2-2.

If you want the lowdown on today's opponents from one of the men who knows them best check out our View From The Town End, while if stats are your thing, here's our latest stat pack. For everything else, check out our general preview.

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