EFL Cup - Second Round
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Reading 3-1 Millwall aet

George Evans
George Evans scored only his second goal for Reading

Reading scored twice in extra time against Championship rivals Millwall to progress to the EFL Cup third round.

Leandro Bacuna's 25-yard strike had given the hosts the lead before Shane Ferguson drove in an equaliser.

George Evans restored Reading's advantage on the stroke of half-time in the extra period with a curled effort.

Nineteen-year-old Sam Smith then made the win safe with his first senior goal for Reading, finishing after a quick break.

Reading will find out who their third-round opponent is when the draw is made in Beijing at 04:15 BST on Thursday.

Line-ups

Reading

  • 31Jaakkola
  • 2Gunter
  • 20Ilori
  • 8Evans
  • 37AndressonSubstituted forBlackettat 90+2'minutes
  • 21QuinnSubstituted forBarrowat 71'minutes
  • 19BacunaSubstituted forLoaderat 95'minutes
  • 42Rinomhota
  • 12McClearySubstituted forClementat 45'minutes
  • 25Popa
  • 55Smith

Substitutes

  • 17Barrow
  • 22Clement
  • 24Blackett
  • 39Barrett
  • 41East
  • 43Legg
  • 56Loader

Millwall

  • 13King
  • 12Romeo
  • 17Webster
  • 35Cooper
  • 5Craig
  • 16ButcherSubstituted forO'Brienat 85'minutes
  • 18TunnicliffeSubstituted forWilliamsat 78'minutes
  • 8Thompson
  • 11FergusonSubstituted forWallaceat 96'minutes
  • 19ElliottSubstituted forMorisonat 66'minutes
  • 10Onyedinma

Substitutes

  • 1Archer
  • 3Meredith
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 6Williams
  • 14Wallace
  • 20Morison
  • 22O'Brien
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
7,148

Match Stats

Home TeamReadingAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home26
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Reading 3, Millwall 1.

Second Half Extra Time ends, Reading 3, Millwall 1.

Attempt saved. Shaun Williams (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Pelle Clement (Reading).

Ben Thompson (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Reading 3, Millwall 1. Sam Smith (Reading) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Anssi Jaakkola (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Millwall).

Foul by Danny Loader (Reading).

Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt blocked. Modou Barrow (Reading) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Second Half Extra Time begins Reading 2, Millwall 1.

First Half Extra Time ends, Reading 2, Millwall 1.

Goal!

Goal! Reading 2, Millwall 1. George Evans (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Adrian Popa.

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

Attempt missed. Adrian Popa (Reading) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Andy Rinomhota (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aiden O'Brien (Millwall).

Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Chris Gunter (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

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

Attempt blocked. Andy Rinomhota (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Tyler Blackett (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Jed Wallace replaces Shane Ferguson.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Danny Loader replaces Leandro Bacuna.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Mahlon Romeo.

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

First Half Extra Time begins Reading 1, Millwall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Reading 1, Millwall 1.

Tiago Ilori (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Tyler Blackett replaces Axel Óskar Andresson because of an injury.

Delay in match Axel Óskar Andresson (Reading) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Sam Smith (Reading) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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