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Reading 1-1 Hull City

Jaap Stam
Saturday's draw leaves Jaap Stam's Reading with nine points from eight games

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson's late goal denied Hull City their first away win of the season at Reading.

Fraizer Campbell put the visitors in front with a cool finish from Seb Larsson's assist.

Former Tigers forward Sone Aluko should have levelled before the break but shot wide when presented with an open goal.

Royals goalkeeper Vito Mannone did well to stop Nouha Dicko making it 2-0 before sub Bodvarsson equalised from Aluko's through ball.

A draw does little to get either of these teams' seasons going, with both sitting six points off the play-off places.

The hosts had totally dominated possession but Dicko and Fikayo Tomori both went close to securing a vital win for Leonid Slutsky's side before Bodvarsson's late intervention.

The Royals, beaten play-off finalists in 2016-17, have scored just seven goals in their eight games so far this campaign.

Jaap Stam's men visit Millwall on Tuesday, while Hull host Preston.

Reading manager Jaap Stam said:

"We made it difficult for ourselves after conceding a goal like that. We needed to show more quality on the ball and, at 1-0 down, it was even harder to get back into the game.

"At times, we could have done better when in possession and in the choices we needed to make. But that sometimes happens in football.

"We fought very hard to get back into the game and I thought we deserved the equaliser and a point."

Hull head coach Leonid Slutsky said:

"Everybody is very disappointed because we had more chances to win and we controlled the match.

"We had clear chances, we hit the bar from a free-kick and it is really difficult to take. We worked very hard and we had patience as well.

"Is not winning away a mental problem? Yes, maybe. But a mental problem is difficult to research or change."

Line-ups

Reading

  • 1Mannone
  • 5McShane
  • 6Moore
  • 4van den Berg
  • 2GunterSubstituted forBödvarssonat 76'minutes
  • 38KellySubstituted forIloriat 66'minutes
  • 7Beerens
  • 16Edwards
  • 24BlackettSubstituted forObitaat 51'minutes
  • 12McCleary
  • 14Aluko

Substitutes

  • 8Evans
  • 10Swift
  • 11Obita
  • 20Ilori
  • 22Clement
  • 23Bödvarsson
  • 31Jaakkola

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 29Tomori
  • 21Dawson
  • 5Hector
  • 34Aina
  • 8Meyler
  • 4Irvine
  • 28Kingsley
  • 20Bowen
  • 16LarssonSubstituted forToralat 78'minutes
  • 25CampbellSubstituted forDickoat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Mazuch
  • 9Dicko
  • 11Toral
  • 12Marshall
  • 14Diomande
  • 22Henriksen
  • 24Clark
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
15,749

Match Stats

Home TeamReadingAway TeamHull
Possession
Home74%
Away26%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Reading 1, Hull City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Reading 1, Hull City 1.

Attempt saved. Liam Moore (Reading) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson.

Attempt blocked. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Reading) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Ola Aina.

Attempt missed. Joey van den Berg (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Garath McCleary.

Foul by Paul McShane (Reading).

Allan McGregor (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Michael Dawson.

Joey van den Berg (Reading) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nouha Dicko (Hull City).

Offside, Hull City. Stephen Kingsley tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Reading 1, Hull City 1. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Reading) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sone Aluko with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Fikayo Tomori (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Meyler.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Jon Toral replaces Sebastian Larsson.

Attempt missed. Garath McCleary (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Obita following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson replaces Chris Gunter.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Sebastian Larsson.

Attempt blocked. Joey van den Berg (Reading) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Roy Beerens (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Fikayo Tomori (Hull City).

Attempt missed. Joey van den Berg (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Tiago Ilori replaces Liam Kelly.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Nouha Dicko replaces Fraizer Campbell.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

Jordan Obita (Reading) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ola Aina (Hull City).

Foul by Jordan Obita (Reading).

Ola Aina (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. David Edwards (Reading) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Obita with a cross.

Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Reading) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Garath McCleary with a cross.

Offside, Reading. Paul McShane tries a through ball, but Garath McCleary is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Sebastian Larsson (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Jordan Obita (Reading).

David Meyler (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Jordan Obita replaces Tyler Blackett.

Sebastian Larsson (Hull City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Foul by Liam Moore (Reading).

Ola Aina (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Leeds96211751220
2Wolves9621159620
3Cardiff9621148620
4Preston944193616
5Middlesbrough9432116515
6Ipswich85031411315
7Sheff Utd850386215
8Bristol City93511510514
9Sheff Wed8341107313
10Aston Villa93421210213
11QPR93331212012
12Nottm Forest94051215-312
13Norwich9333812-412
14Fulham925298111
15Derby83231212011
16Millwall9243119210
17Hull92341516-19
18Reading823378-19
19Burton9234615-99
20Brentford91441012-27
21Barnsley8215913-47
22Sunderland9135814-66
23Birmingham9126513-85
24Bolton9027419-152
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