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Reading 1-1 Fulham

Tomas Kalas sent off for Fulham against Reading
Tomas Kalas' involvement against Reading lasted only 39 seconds before he was sent off for Fulham

Lucas Piazon scored against his former club to snatch 10-man Fulham a share of the points in a draw against Reading.

The Brazilian midfielder pounced on a loose Joey van den Berg backpass for the equaliser seven minutes from time.

Liam Kelly had netted his third goal in two games to give Reading the lead from the edge of the box on the hour mark.

Fulham earlier had a nightmare start when centre-back Tomas Kalas was sent off for a foul on Reading striker Mo Barrow, only 39 seconds into the game.

In a repeat of last season's Championship play-off semi-final, Kalas' bad luck at the Madejski Stadium continued.

The 24-year-old's handball in the second leg of that tie in May gave away a penalty and Reading eventually won 2-1 on aggregate.

But Slavisa Jokanovic's side here denied Reading a first league win of the season despite playing the majority of the game a man down.

The Royals were unable to add to Kelly's strike, which followed a midweek brace against Gillingham in the EFL Cup first round, as David Button made a string of fine saves.

Fulham have drawn their opening two league games 1-1 while Reading, who finished third last season, have lost one and drawn one.

Reading manager Jaap Stam:

"Disappointed? You can say that again.

"We needed to be patient and wait for that moment. Even when the opponents have only 10, it's not a guarantee that you will create loads of opportunities.

"We got the goal in the second-half and went for a second. But it didn't happen and then we gave away the equaliser."

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic:

"It's a great result in a very complicated situation, it was not easy for us to play without one player after half a minute.

"The team showed tactical ability, they defended very well, we stuck together and were organised.

"They scored the first goal but we caught them making one mistake. That was a priceless point for us."

Line-ups

Reading

  • 1Mannone
  • 20IloriSubstituted forClementat 73'minutes
  • 5McShane
  • 6MooreBooked at 70mins
  • 2Gunter
  • 38Kelly
  • 8EvansSubstituted forvan den Bergat 58'minutes
  • 24Blackett
  • 10SwiftBooked at 73mins
  • 17BarrowSubstituted forPopaat 83'minutes
  • 9Mendes

Substitutes

  • 4van den Berg
  • 21Quinn
  • 22Clement
  • 25Popa
  • 31Jaakkola
  • 42Rinomhota
  • 55Smith

Fulham

  • 27Button
  • 2Fredericks
  • 26KalasBooked at 1mins
  • 13Ream
  • 3R Sessegnon
  • 16Norwood
  • 6McDonald
  • 8JohansenSubstituted forKamaraat 76'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 24Aluko
  • 11AyitéSubstituted forPiazonat 50'minutes
  • 7KebanoSubstituted forOdoiat 5'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Odoi
  • 20Piazon
  • 23Djalo
  • 37Edun
  • 42Rodák
  • 44Cissé
  • 47Kamara
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
17,398

Match Stats

Home TeamReadingAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home23
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Reading 1, Fulham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Reading 1, Fulham 1.

Foul by Adrian Popa (Reading).

Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Pelle Clement (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).

Attempt missed. Joseph Mendes (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Pelle Clement.

Liam Moore (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Liam Moore.

Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.

John Swift (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).

Attempt missed. John Swift (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Joey van den Berg.

Attempt blocked. Pelle Clement (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Kelly.

Foul by Liam Moore (Reading).

Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Adrian Popa replaces Modou Barrow.

Goal!

Goal! Reading 1, Fulham 1. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Liam Moore (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Stefan Johansen.

Attempt saved. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

John Swift (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by John Swift (Reading).

Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Pelle Clement replaces Tiago Ilori.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Tim Ream.

Attempt blocked. John Swift (Reading) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tyler Blackett.

Booking

Tiago Ilori (Reading) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Tiago Ilori (Reading).

Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Liam Moore (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Liam Moore (Reading).

Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Liam Kelly (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Modou Barrow (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).

Foul by Tyler Blackett (Reading).

goal

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