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Reading 5-2 Huddersfield Town

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FA Cup: Reading 5-2 Huddersfield highlights

Matej Vydra scored a hat-trick as Reading fought from two goals down to defeat 10-man Huddersfield Town and reach the FA Cup fourth round.

Jamie Paterson fired in to put the Terriers ahead before Tommy Smith made it 2-0 with an angled drive.

Jon Hogg then saw red when he brought down Vydra, and Lucas Piazon scored from the resulting 20-yard free-kick.

Vydra finished off a great counter and added two more from close range before Alex Fernandez's late long-range fifth.

Watch all of Tuesday's FA Cup replay goals

Czech forward Vydra - on loan from Watford - was also denied by goalkeeper Joe Murphy, who made a superb one-handed save, and Danny Williams also went close for the Royals with a strike that whistled inches past the post.

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Brian McDermott on Reading win over Huddersfield

Reading will now host League One high-flyers Walsall on Saturday, 30 January.

Reading manager Brian McDermott: "In this day and age people get so carried away. You don't get carried away with a 5-2 win or a 1-0 loss. We need to enjoy watching our team again.

"I was calm at half time. I said we need to use the spare man, pass the ball, keep the ball, and opportunities will arise. They got behind the ball and we did what we had to do."

Huddersfield manager David Wagner: "The red card totally changed the game. We were excellent at 11 against 11 and bad afterwards.

"Before the red card you could see how well the team played without the pressure of the table. But we have to accept it. Next time we drop to 10 men, we will be better."

The stats you need to know

  • Huddersfield's Paterson has scored in each of his three appearances against Reading this season
  • Smith scored his first ever goal for Huddersfield
  • Vydra scored four goals in their FA Cup tie with Huddersfield (one in the first game, three on Tuesday) - more than he managed in 19 league games this season (2)

Line-ups

Reading

  • 26Al Habsi
  • 2Gunter
  • 15Ferdinand
  • 35Cooper
  • 3A Taylor
  • 12McClearySubstituted forJohnat 43'minutes
  • 6Norwood
  • 17PiazonSubstituted forFernández Iglesiasat 79'minutes
  • 23Williams
  • 7VydraSubstituted forat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Robson-Kanu

Substitutes

  • 1Bond
  • 10
  • 19Fernández Iglesias
  • 20John
  • 21Quinn
  • 31Cox
  • 34Keown

Huddersfield

  • 13Murphy
  • 2Smith
  • 5Hudson
  • 33Lynch
  • 3Davidson
  • 16Huws
  • 22DempseySubstituted forMillerat 77'minutes
  • 6HoggBooked at 27mins
  • 8Paterson
  • 21Wells
  • 18LolleySubstituted forWhiteheadat 28'minutesSubstituted forCranieat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Whitehead
  • 11Miller
  • 14Cranie
  • 15Husband
  • 19Holmes
  • 26Allinson
  • 36Bojaj
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
8,119

Match Stats

Home TeamReadingAway TeamHuddersfield
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home15
Away5
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Reading 5, Huddersfield Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Reading 5, Huddersfield Town 2.

Goal!

Goal! Reading 5, Huddersfield Town 2. Álex Fernández (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Orlando Sá replaces Matej Vydra.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Joel Lynch.

Goal!

Goal! Reading 4, Huddersfield Town 2. Matej Vydra (Reading) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Jason Davidson.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

Attempt saved. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Anton Ferdinand (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Huddersfield Town).

Attempt missed. Chris Gunter (Reading) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Reading).

Ishmael Miller (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Danny Williams (Reading) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Jason Davidson.

Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading).

Jason Davidson (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Álex Fernández replaces Lucas Piazon.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Mark Hudson.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Ishmael Miller replaces Kyle Dempsey.

Substitution

Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Martin Cranie replaces Dean Whitehead.

Attempt saved. Danny Williams (Reading) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Andrew Taylor (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Matej Vydra (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Davidson (Huddersfield Town).

Ola John (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emyr Huws (Huddersfield Town).

Nahki Wells (Huddersfield Town) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Chris Gunter.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Jake Cooper.

Goal!

Goal! Reading 3, Huddersfield Town 2. Matej Vydra (Reading) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ola John.

Goal!

Goal! Reading 2, Huddersfield Town 2. Matej Vydra (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Danny Williams.

Attempt missed. Ola John (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

Attempt saved. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Reading 1, Huddersfield Town 2.

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