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Reading FC v Fulham FC: Match Abandoned Due To Fog

Only 45 minutes were possible at the Madejski Stadium as Reading v Fulham was abandoned at half-time with the score at 0-0

We'll have to do this one again folks, as severe fog forced Reading against Fulham to be called off at half-time with the scoreline at 0-0.

As you can see from our pictures, visibility was a huge issue throughout the evening and the officials made the sensible decision at the break to call this one quits with conditions only getting worse.

Heading into the game Jaap Stam made two changes to the team that beat Norwich on Boxing Day, as Paul McShane dropped to the bench with a hand injury and Roy Beerens was given a rest, with the pair replaced by George Evans and Callum Harriott.

The weather didn't help either side but Reading made a much more solid start than they did in their 5-0 thumping at Craven Cottage, with Garath McCleary forcing Fulham keeper David Button into an early save when put through on goal by Yann Kermorgant. Yet the away side still dominated possession, sitting on around 60% at the break.

However, with the fog worsening by the minute, officials decided not to re-start the game, so we'll have to come back and do it all again.

One other negative might be on the injury front as Reading were forced into a change just before the game was called off when McShane came on for Harriott, who picked up a problem after taking an effort on goal.

With the announcement made at half-time, one of our sub-editors popped into an empty Mad Stad to get a snap of the visibility approximately 10 minutes into the second-half.

A frustrating night all round but please get home safe folks!

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