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Reading FC 2-0 Nottingham Forest: 60 Second Report

Reading got back to winning ways at the Madejski Stadium, with a rare Chris Gunter goal capping off a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

Reading made it two wins in two in the Championship as two former Forest players returned to haunt their old club to hand Jaap Stam's side a 2-0 win. Here's the key details with a full report and player ratings to follow.

Stam decided to go back to a more tried and tested team selection, with the usual league suspects lining up including Captain Paul McShane, restored in place of Liam Kelly. Meanwhile Forest had former Reading skipper Mat Mills in their starting XI, with the defender given plenty of stick by the East Stand from the very first minute.

Reading didn't take long to earn the lead, with John Swift given far to much time outside the area leading to a fizzing effort on goal that was only parried by Forest keeper Stojkovic into the path of Garath McCleary who fired home.

the game settled down for the next 20 or so before Yann Kermorgant saw his effort cleared off the line and a minute later Danny Williams saw a well-struck shot saved.

For 40 minutes, Forest's main threat had come via numerous set pieces but only an outstanding string of saves just before half-time from Ali Al-Habsi kept Reading in front going into the interval.

Forest wasted another golden chance to equalise early in the second half but Reading made them pay on the hour when Chris Gunter scored against his former club from a low McCleary cutback.

From there it was a simple case of Reading winding down the clock, with the full time whistle greeted with plenty of applause from the 15 thousand or so Royals in attenadance.

Stay tuned for plenty more thoughts from Jonny in our report & ratings a little later this weekend.

Reading: Al-Habsi, Blackett, McShane, Moore, Gunter, Van den Berg (Evans), Williams, Swift, Beerens (Harriott), McCleary (Obita), Kermorgant