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Summary

  1. Watch best moments via 'highlights' tab
  2. Reading score twice in first 10 minutes
  3. Morais sent off for dangerous high tackle
  4. Reading to play Arsenal in semi-finals

Live Reporting

By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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Just like Bradford's FA Cup dreams, we can call it a day for this live text I think. Thanks for reading, watching and interacting with us today.

MANAGER REACTION

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Reading manager Steve Clarke told BBC Sport: "The third goal was the one that clinched it for us. At two up you're always nervous. It's a long time since we've been in the semi-finals as a club, but before then we've got some important games in the league, we need to get some points.

"It's not about vindicating my decision to make the changes I did, it's about what's best for the team. It's another big pay-day for a club that's been struggling financially for a couple of years, and it's a nice thing for the new owners who've just come in.

"Everyone connected with the club thought we'd be challenging to return to the Premier league but that's not happened for whatever reason and we'll hopefully be more competitive next season. The players are delighted to do their job, I don't know if there'll be too many celebrations at this stage."

MANAGER REACTION

Reading 3-0 Bradford

Bradford manager Phil Parkinson told BBC Sport: "We got off to a bad start and it was difficult to come back from that. We gave them a huge lift and on the night and they deservedly went through.

"Our players have got to be immensely proud of what we've achieved this season, and we've to to take this through to the last 11 games in the league to see what we can achieve.

"We just couldn't get going after that start we made, and the sending off didn't help us. After that, it was damage limitation."

The semi-final by the way will be on either 18 or 19 April at Wembley.

STORY OF THE GAME

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If you want to read our match report or stats,

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Reaction from both managers is incoming on this page if you want to stick around just a few minutes longer.

MAN OF THE MATCH

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You have voted Reading striker Jamie Mackie - on loan from Nottingham Forest - as the man of the match in tonight's game.

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Redaing chairman Sir John Madejski
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Reading co-chairman John Madejski told BBC Sport: "I knew jolly well that Steve Clarke had done his homework and I knew we'd win. There'll be a heck of a lot of celebrating in Reading tonight.

Fellow chairperson Sauima Skrivorn: "I'm very delighted. We played so well. It's great to win."

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Match of the Day

Jason Roberts: "Bradford could have tried to stay in the game better. They fell into the trap but Reading did an exceptional job."

Danny Murphy: "Steve Clarke gave Bradford the respect they deserved. He noticed where their strengths are. It was tactically spot on. They didn't have a Plan B.

Dean Saunders: "The Bradford manager is a hero. All the players are playing every week. The form is starting to suffer in the league. Some of their players are in tears but they shouldn't be."

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Reading fans at full-time
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Reading fans at full-time
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Dom Marsh: Reading fans on the pitch, it will be called magical. When Villa did it, it was a disgrace.

Villa did it before the game was over!

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Match of the Day

The BBC pundits are talking about Filipe Morais's red card.

Dean Saunders says "it's a ridiculous tackle, a lack of discipline. It ended Bradford's hopes".

Jason Roberts: "Initially I thought he only had eyes for the ball but on second viewing he made a stamping motion. There can be no excuse."

Danny Murphy: "The game was dead once that happened. Reading had enough quality to keep the ball."

PLAYER REACTION

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Jamie Mackie celebrates
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Jamie Mackie scores Reading's third
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Reading goalscorer Jamie Mackie told BBC Sport: "It's massive for the club. I'm 29 and have never played in an FA Cup semi-final. You dream about playing in the FA Cup final as a kid when you're playing football in the garden. We had a good game plan. We started brilliantly, it set us in good stead.

"It was ours to lose at half-time. To get a draw up at Bradford was an unbelievable result - and we backed ourselves tonight.

"It gives us a different focus when we've had a tough time in the league. At least we've put some smiles on faces.

"My wife had a baby on Friday so I had to kip in the other room last night but it'll be nice to spend time with the family tomorrow."

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Some Reading fans come onto the pitch. And then some more. There's hundreds now. Some blue smoke on the pitch too.

Unlike Aston Villa fans recently, Reading's supporters waited for the final whistle.

FULL-TIME

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Reading fans celebrate
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Reading will face Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. Bradford go back to their League One play-off bid.

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Chris in Bradford: Think my backside is safe!

If you missed it earlier, Chris pledged to get Phil Parkinson's face tattooed on his backside if Bradford recovered to win this match.

INJURY TIME

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BBC pundit Martin Keown says it'll be tough to work out which side to support in the FA Cup semi-final as Arsenal, his former team, face Reading, whom his son Niall plays for.

Three minutes left.

Man of the match vote

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Who has been the star performer tonight?

You can vote now for your FA man of the match by making your selection at the top of this page. Terms and conditions can be found

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Adam Curry: Real shame Bradford won't be at Wembley, especially after such an amazing run. Reading have been superb however ...

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And now we have our final switch, Yakubu comes on for Pavel Pogrebnyak.

"Yakubu deserves this" after scoring in the last round, says Martin Keown.

SUBSTITUTION

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Reading make another change - Oliver Norwood replacing another goalscorer Garath McCleary.

Steve Clarke presumably made his changes separately so players could get their own ovations from the crowd.

Now they're getting another change ready! Cop on Steve - we all want to go home.

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Bradley Hill: At the end of the day, Reading wanted it more.

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You can now watch Jamie Mackie's goal in the highlights tab on this page.

SUBSTITUTION

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Back at the Madejski Stadium and Nick Blackman replaces goalscorer Hal Robson-Kanu in Reading's first change.

Obviously I'd like you to stay here with me, but if you want to follow Swansea v Liverpool -

you can do so here. Jordan Henderson has just given the Reds the lead.

We also have a

live on Roma v Sampdoria if Serie A is more your thing - Samp lead that one.

TEN TO GO

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Reading are 10 minutes away from a Wembley semi-final against Arsenal. Bradford know the game is gone, there is no sense they might even score one.

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Kim: Reading need better weapons in their arsenal to win at Wembley. ;-)

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Filipe Morais leaves the pitch
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You can now watch Filipe Morais's red card in highlights to see if you agree with Martin Keown or Joey Barton (see the entries around 64 minutes).

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Philip Cullinane: The worst match on the worst pitch refereed by the worst ref that I can ever remember. How did Chelsea get beaten by Bradford?

This can only be the worst match you've ever watched if this is the first game you've ever seen.

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MOTD reporter Jacqui Oatley at the Madejski Stadium

"Phil Parkinson wants to fight the world. Had a real go at Nathaniel Chalobah as the player went back on the pitch after having his hip raked."

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There's now a pitch invader, which the informal rules of broadcasting say we're not allowed to see. He appears to be doing gymnastics, I can just about see him in the background. Stewards have got him now, we can get this game back under way.

SUBSTITUTION

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Final change for Bradford as Matthew Dolan replaces Billy Knott in midfield. Knott looks devastated on the bench.

Reading haven't made a change yet.

Reading 3-0 Bradford

The only other time Reading reached the FA Cup semi-final (1927), penicillin didn't exist.

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Peter: And then Reading have to spoil it by playing that awful goal music

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BBC Match of the Day's Martin Keown

Jamie Mackie scores for Reading
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"Look at that for a pass from Nathaniel Chalobah, and Jamie Mackie is clinical, he does the rest. This man Mackie is inspired tonight. And who says Steve Clarke isn't animated? Look at that celebration. I feel sorry for Phil Parkinson, his side have been magnificent in this competition so far but this was one step too many for them."

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Lee Byatt: Well worked goal for Reading. Bradford's passing has been average at best. Too many loose balls.

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QPR midfielder Joey Barton

BBC Radio 5 live at the Madejski Stadium

"It's a typical Jamie Mackie goal. It's a great ball into him. Knowing Jamie so well, I thought: 'He's going to hit the target for sure.' He practises and practises and practises. I've got to have a pop at him over his celebration, though. He always does that silly little dance when he scores. He just hasn't got any moves."

Banter.

GOAL

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Jamie Mackie celebrates his goal, Reading's third
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Reading are on their way to Wembley, no doubt about that now. Nathaniel Chalobah slips the ball through to Jamie Mackie, who takes two touches and hammers the ball through the legs of Bradford keeper Ben Williams. Great goal.

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BBC Match of the Day's Martin Keown

"It's a huge disappointment for Bradford fans. Their team just hasn't turned up tonight. They need a moment of inspiration from one of their players now."

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Slight difference of opinion there from our two pundits. Maybe no surprise to see Joey Barton defending a slightly dangerous tackle. Although Martin Keown was no angel either!

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QPR midfielder Joey Barton

BBC Radio 5 live at the Madejski Stadium

"I'm not sure how much Filipe Morais knows about that. There didn't seem to be any malice. His eyes are on the ball. It's a silly challenge, but it's a harsh red card. Mike Jones went to his back pocket very quickly. He didn't give himself time to think. I'm surprised he's done that. It's ruined a competitive cup tie. It's sad. Morais doesn't deserve that."

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BBC Match of the Day's Martin Keown

"Filipe Morais had absolutely no chance of winning the ball there. There's simply no other decision for the referee to make, it's a crazy challenge and he has to send him off. As if it wasn't difficult enough for Bradford to turn this around."