Garath McCleary and Pavel Pogrebnyak scored late goals as Reading secured a comprehensive victory over Doncaster.

Danny Guthrie drove the Royals in front before Theo Robinson equalised from close range.

Adam Le Fondre flicked in from McCleary's pass to restore Reading's advantage before the break.

Rob Jones went off injured after Doncaster had used all of their substitutes and McCleary and Pogrebnyak sealed the win for Nigel Adkins' side.

Guthrie put the home side ahead after 10 minutes when he found the top corner for his third goal in four games.

Robinson, brought off the bench after only 22 minutes by manager Paul Dickov, pulled the visitors level when he turned in following Adam Federici's save from Mark Duffy's free-kick.

Le Fondre put Reading ahead once again when he finished from McCleary's ball for his fifth of the campaign.

After Doncaster lost captain Jones to what looked like an arm injury, McCleary found the net after good work from Hal Robson-Kanu and Pogrebnyak added a fourth from McCleary's pass in the seventh minute of stoppage time.

Reading manager Nigel Adkins:

"I'm so pleased for Pavel, it was an absolutely super finish. He's been working so hard at the training ground. It's all been down to him and he's now reaping the rewards.

"We never allowed Doncaster to play the ball around but some players then stopped what they had been doing successfully.

"Four goals, three points and the fans will have gone home happy."

Doncaster manager Paul Dickov:

"I fancied us to win the game at 2-1 down but playing with 10 men made it very difficult.

"Reading took full advantage of the situation and picked us off.

"I still feel a bit aggrieved and disappointed about the scoreline. Although it was 4-1, I thought we competed well."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Reading

  • 01 Federici
  • 02 Gunter
  • 18 Bridge
  • 06 Baird Booked
  • 05 Pearce
  • 15 Morrison
  • 12 McCleary
  • 20 Guthrie (Akpan - 83' )
  • 09 Le Fondre (Robson-Kanu - 62' )
  • 07 Pogrebnyak
  • 37 Obita (McAnuff - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Kelly
  • 11 McAnuff
  • 16 Akpan
  • 17 Gorkss
  • 19 Robson-Kanu
  • 22 Blackman
  • 41 Taylor

Doncaster Rovers

  • 01 Turnbull
  • 02 Quinn
  • 32 Wabara
  • 18 Keegan
  • 14 Khumalo
  • 05 Jones
  • 26 Coppinger (Bennett - 72' )
  • 04 Furman (Robinson - 23' )
  • 09 Brown (Paynter - 64' )
  • 19 Wellens Booked
  • 07 Duffy

Substitutes

  • 08 Paynter
  • 11 Cotterill
  • 12 McCullough
  • 13 Maxted
  • 21 De Val
  • 22 Robinson
  • 23 Bennett
Ref: Andy D'Urso
Att: 17,697

Match Stats

Shots

17 13

On target

7 5

Corners

8 5

Fouls

12 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Reading 4, Doncaster Rovers 1.

90:00 +8:33 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Reading 4, Doncaster Rovers 1.

90:00 +6:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Reading 4, Doncaster Rovers 1. Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the top left corner. Assisted by Garath McCleary.

90:00 +4:24

Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading).

90:00 +4:24

Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +3:30

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Adam Federici.

90:00 +3:23

Attempt saved. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Richard Wellens.

90:00 +0:28

Attempt missed. Jobi McAnuff (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Pavel Pogrebnyak.

88:58

Foul by Garath McCleary (Reading).

88:58

Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

87:26

Foul by Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading).

87:26

Bongani Khumalo (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:54

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Paul Quinn.

84:22 Booking

Booking Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

83:55

Hand ball by Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers).

83:29

Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading).

83:29

Paul Quinn (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Reading. Hope Akpan replaces Danny Guthrie.

82:25

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

81:37

Foul by Sean Morrison (Reading).

81:37

Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:47

Danny Guthrie (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:47

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers).

79:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Reading 3, Doncaster Rovers 1. Garath McCleary (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hal Robson-Kanu with a cross.

78:02

Chris Baird (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:02

Foul by Billy Paynter (Doncaster Rovers).

77:59

Rob Jones went off injured after Doncaster Rovers had used all subs.

77:32

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

73:57

Delay in match Rob Jones (Doncaster Rovers) because of an injury.

73:18

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Bongani Khumalo.

73:15

Attempt blocked. Jobi McAnuff (Reading) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hal Robson-Kanu.

72:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Reading. Jobi McAnuff replaces Jordan Obita.

71:24

Jordan Obita (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:24

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers).

71:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Kyle Bennett replaces James Coppinger.

69:57

Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing.

69:57

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

68:58

Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:58

Foul by Bongani Khumalo (Doncaster Rovers).

68:03 Booking

Booking Chris Baird (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

67:48

Foul by Chris Baird (Reading).

67:48

Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:05

Garath McCleary (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:05

Foul by Bongani Khumalo (Doncaster Rovers).

66:34

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Sean Morrison.

64:19

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Rob Jones.

63:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Billy Paynter replaces Chris Brown.

61:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Reading. Hal Robson-Kanu replaces Adam Le Fondre.

60:42

Sean Morrison (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:42

Foul by Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers).

58:42

Attempt missed. Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Garath McCleary.

57:43

Garath McCleary (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:43

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

56:01

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Paul Quinn.

55:50

Attempt blocked. Jordan Obita (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Garath McCleary.

54:05

Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:05

Foul by Rob Jones (Doncaster Rovers).

51:51

Wayne Bridge (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:51

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

50:50

Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (Reading) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Gunter with a cross.

49:48

Attempt missed. Rob Jones (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Mark Duffy with a cross following a set piece situation.

49:07

Dangerous play by Danny Guthrie (Reading).

49:07

Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:56

Attempt saved. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bongani Khumalo.

46:59

Foul by Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading).

46:59

Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

46:36

Attempt missed. Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mark Duffy.

45:23

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Reece Wabara.

45:00

Second Half begins Reading 2, Doncaster Rovers 1.

45:00 +2:26 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Reading 2, Doncaster Rovers 1.

45:00 +0:07

Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Pavel Pogrebnyak with a headed pass.

43:20

Attempt blocked. Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Theo Robinson with a cross.

42:09

Attempt missed. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Paul Quinn.

38:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Reading 2, Doncaster Rovers 1. Adam Le Fondre (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Garath McCleary with a through ball.

36:51

Attempt missed. Bongani Khumalo (Doncaster Rovers) header from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Mark Duffy with a cross following a corner.

36:26

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Chris Gunter.

35:21

Attempt saved. Garath McCleary (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre with a headed pass.

34:54

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Sean Morrison.

32:11

Attempt blocked. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Brown.

30:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Reading 1, Doncaster Rovers 1. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Mark Duffy following a set piece situation.

30:29

Attempt saved. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

29:32

Hand ball by Alex Pearce (Reading).

28:47

Offside, Reading. Wayne Bridge tries a through ball, but Pavel Pogrebnyak is caught offside.

28:02

Danny Guthrie (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing.

28:02

Foul by Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers).

26:53

Foul by Sean Morrison (Reading).

26:53

Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

25:16

Attempt saved. Danny Guthrie (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

24:39

Attempt saved. Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Quinn with a cross.

23:12

Foul by Chris Baird (Reading).

23:12

Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Theo Robinson replaces Dean Furman.

22:23

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Mark Duffy tries a through ball, but Chris Brown is caught offside.

20:57

Chris Gunter (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:57

Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

20:32

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Wayne Bridge.

18:53

Foul by Alex Pearce (Reading).

18:53

Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:26

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Rob Jones.

16:22

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Rob Jones.

15:02

Attempt missed. Pavel Pogrebnyak (Reading) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Wayne Bridge with a cross.

14:42

Attempt saved. Jordan Obita (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre with a headed pass.

12:55

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Bongani Khumalo.

10:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Reading 1, Doncaster Rovers 0. Danny Guthrie (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Garath McCleary.

9:10

Attempt missed. Garath McCleary (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

5:04

Attempt missed. Jordan Obita (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

4:41

Corner, Reading. Conceded by James Coppinger.

2:43

Attempt missed. Jordan Obita (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Garath McCleary with a cross.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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